Jacoby shocked the world at the 2020 Summer Olympics, where the 17-year-old high school swimmer from Seward used a late burst of speed to capture the gold medal in the 100-meter women’s breaststroke. Jacoby returned home with two Olympic medals — she added a silver medal in the women’s medley relay — in time to begin her senior year at Seward High. From there she went to the University of Texas, where her 2022-23 freshman season included an NCAA title in the 100 breaststroke and 17-18 national age-group records in the 100 breaststroke (57.54 seconds) and 200 breaststroke (2:04.32).