VIDEO: UNK Athletic Hall of Fame – William Jacome

William Jacome is among the most decorated Nebraska-Kearney student-athletes in the NCAA Division II era.

Among the top tennis players in school history, he is the only Loper in any sport to be named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Player of the Year four times. At the time of his graduation it was believed he was the only student-athlete, male or female, in the RMAC’s 100-year history to be a four-time P.O.Y. Not surprisingly, in 2009, Jacome was named captain of the RMAC’s “Centennial” Men’s Tennis team.

From 2005-2008 Jacome was at number one singles and doubles for UNK. His play helped the Lopers become a power not only in the RMAC but also the region. Jacome was part of four teams that reached the NCAA Tournament including Sweet 16 appearances in 2005 and 2006. During his Loper tenure Jacome helped UNK win four RMAC regular season and two RMAC tournament titles. Kearney also went three years without losing a regular season conference dual.

Named the RMAC Freshman of the Year as well as the North Central Region Rookie of the Year, the southpaw was tabbed as the 2006 North Central Region Men’s Player to Watch. Finally, in 2008, he was the North Central Region Men’s Singles Champion, making him the first Loper to win an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Tournament title. Setting a new school record for career wins with 148,

Jacome remains an active tennis player. He currently resides in his native Florida where he works in real estate.

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