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Jessica Jackson

School

University of Arkansas

Position
Forward
Major
Recreation and Sport Management

Classroom

Jessica Jackson is a senior majoring in recreation and sport management. She is on track to graduate at the end of her four years at Arkansas and was named an SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll Selection in 2014 and member of the University of Arkansas Academic Honor Roll in 2014.

Character

Jackson is a quiet player who has had to learn to be a more vocal leader for the Razorbacks, especially as a senior. Her leadership skills include working hard on the court, doing her best to improve in the classroom each semester and being an energetic participant in community service events.

Community

Jackson’s list of volunteer activities includes the following: volunteering to walk in the ALS Walk, speaking at the Rotary Club of Northwest Arkansas, attending the Fall Carnival at Butterfield Elementary, signing autographs and taking pictures at Bud Walton Arena for kids at Elementary Day, participating in the Adopt A Family program for Christmas, raising funds for Christmas Shop with the Razorbacks, volunteering for the Thanksgiving Grocery Delivery at the Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club, participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Day Activities at the Hyper Building, volunteering for Special Olympics events, participating in the Family Fun Day by distributing backpacks of school supplies to kids, volunteering at the Samaritan Center, passing out candy for Halloween on the Square and participating in the Diabetes Walk in Rogers, Arkansas.

Competition

Jackson is just the fourth player in program history to earn SEC First Team honors (2016). She is a three-time all-conference selection and three-time AP All-SEC selection, and she ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in scoring, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, three-pointers made and blocked shots as a junior. Jackson is the second-fastest player in program history to reach 1,000 career points and the 19th player in program history to score at least 1,000 career points and grab at least 500 career rebounds. She is the seventh player to score at least 1,000 career points, grab at least 500 rebounds and have at least 100 career blocks. Jackson scored in double figures in 26 games as a junior (77 for her career), had three double-doubles as a junior (13 for her career), scored 20-plus points eight times as a junior (21 times for her career). She scored a career-best 31 points as a junior against Ole Miss.