Tennis great Helen Hull Jacobs, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, set a record when she won the United States Singles title four successive years: 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1935. Her rivalry and intensive contests with Helen Wills Moody was the talk of the tennis world in the 1930s and brought her to international fame. In 1936, she won the Women’s Singles title at Wimbledon, and was a finalist for the crown at Forest Hills 1932, 1934 and 1939, and captured a mixed-doubles title in 1934. She was elected to the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1962.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.
Plaque location: University of California, Berkeley