Ryan Jackson - Softball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#1 Ryan Jackson

OF | R-Sr. | 5-6 | R/R | Chino Hills, Calif. | Ruben S. Ayala HS / Bethune-Cookman

Career Highlights
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2020)
MEAC Player of the Year (2017, 2018, *at Bethune-Cookman)
MEAC Rookie of the Year (2017, *at Bethune-Cookman)
MEAC Player of the Week (Six-time recipient)
NFCA Freshman of the Year Finalist (2017, *at Bethune-Cookman)

2020 | Senior
Started all 25 games; made 23 starts as the designated player and two in right field… Hit .323 with three doubles, five home runs, 15 RBIs, eight walks, 11 hit by pitches and scored 20 runs… Tied for second on the team in home runs and third in RBIs and runs scored… Led the team in hit by pitches and ranked 10th in the country with 0.44 per game… Slugged .600, the second-highest on the team… Registered a .429 batting average (9-for-21) with runners in scoring position, the highest on the team … Set a career-high of five RBIs and hit her first home run in a Razorback jersey against Nebraska (Feb. 9)… Recorded a career-high three hits with two doubles and two runs scored in a 4-1 win at FGCU (Feb. 16)… Went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs in a win over Kent State (Feb. 28)… Drew a walk-off hit by pitch on the 17th pitch of the plate appearance in a 3-2 win over Kansas (March 10).

2019 | Junior
Made 28 appearances and earned seven starts as a utility player with time in the outfield and as a designated player and pinch hitter… Recorded a .212 batting average with seven hits, including a triple against SIUE (Feb. 23) and a 3-RBI double against Auburn (May 4)… Had one multi-hit game against Lipscomb (Feb. 9).

At Bethune-Cookman
Was the two-time MEAC Player of the Year… Was named the MEAC Player and Rookie of the Year her freshman season at Bethune-Cookman…. was named a finalist for the 2017 Schutt Sports/NFCA National Freshman of the Year award… Six-time MEAC player of the week … Was named to the NFCA All-Region First team her sophomore season and third team her junior season … As a freshman in 2017, she led the league in batting average (.412), on base percentage (.483), RBI (47), home runs (14) and slugging percentage (.771) … As a sophomore, she led the league in on-base percentage (.467), RBI (50), runs scored (54), total bases (127) and home runs (17) … Holds the school record at Bethune-Cookman for most homers in a season with 17.

High School
In addition to playing softball, was a standout in track and field, competing in the long jump, 100m, 200m and 4×100 at Ruben S. Ayala High School.

Daughter of Ben and Charlotte Jackson… Graduated in May of 2020 with a degree in psychology.