ROCKFORD, Ill., May 22, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- At a special ceremony at Christian Life High School
, Amanda signed a letter of commitment to play soccer at Asbury University in Wilmore, KY. Amanda will attend Asbury University in the fall and begin training with the soccer team this summer.
Ms. Jacobs was a four year starter as defender on the Christian Life High School varsity team and was named Second Team All-Conference this year in the Northeastern Athletic Conference in Illinois. In her final game for Christian Life in the IHSA regional playoffs, she scored a left-footed goal as defender in the 2-1 loss to Rockford Lutheran.
Amanda is an honors student and athlete with a 3.72 GPA and a member of the National Honors Society. She is also played basketball, managed varsity football, and served on the Student Council and Key Club at Christian Life High School. She volunteers in the community helping children with special needs ride horses at BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center
in Poplar Grove. She is also a volunteer with ServeFest and Love, Inc in Rockford, Illinois and has served on two Rockford First mission trips to Detroit and tornado victims in the southern U.S.
At Asbury, Amanda plans to study for a double major in psychology/counseling and equestrian management to continue helping children with equestrian therapy and counseling support.
Amanda has attended Christian Life School in Rockford, Illinois since second grade. Christian Life Schools provide an exemplary education based on Biblical values, which produce students committed to excellence in all aspects of life and leadership in their community. Christian Life is setting a high standard of Christ-centered academic excellence.
is equipping men and women for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service to the professions, society, family and Church. With a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, Asbury University encourages more than 1,300 students to study, worship and serve together on a campus located 20 minutes southwest of Lexington in Wilmore, Kentucky. A multi-denominational institution, Asbury has been at the heart of spiritual movements throughout its history. Students come from 44 states and 14 foreign nations, and more than 80 percent of the University's students live on campus.