Jackson Earns Associated Press Honor
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas junior Jessica Jackson was selected to the Associated Press All-SEC Second Team the organization announced today.
It is the third AP award for Jackson who was an honorable mention selection as a freshman and a second-team pick last year. The honor comes on the heels of Jackson’s selection by the league’s coaches to the All-SEC First Team.
The lone Razorback averaging in double figures, Jackson ranks near the top in several statistical categories in both all games and conference-only games. She is fourth in scoring averaging 1.64 ppg, 14th with 6.3 rpg, fifth in field goal percentage with a .407 mark and seventh in free throw percentage with a .736 average in all games.
Jackson, a Jacksonville, Arkansas, native, ranks seventh in the SEC with 14 career double-doubles including four as a junior. She is fifth in career points with 1,439, 11th with 564 rebounds, fourth with 111 blocks, sixth with 494 field goals made and fifth with 152 three-pointers made.
Jackson is just the fourth player in Razorback program history to be named to the All-SEC First Team in a vote by the conference coaches. She joins C’eira Ricketts (2012), Shameka Christon (2004) and current Razorback assistant coach Christ Smith (1998) in the elite class. The honor is the third consecutive All-SEC award for the Jacksonville, Arkansas, native. She was selected to both the All-SEC Second Team and All-SEC Freshman Team in 2014 and was a second-team honoree in 2015. Jackson has been the go-to player for Arkansas this season.