FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas junior Jessica Jackson earned All-Southeastern Conference First-Team honors the league office announced today.
Jackson is just the fourth player in Razorback program history to be named to the league’s first-team in a vote by the conference coaches. She joins C’eira Ricketts (2012), Shameka Christon (2004) and current Razorback assistant coach Christy 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. The lone Razorback averaging in double figures, Jackson ranks near the top in several statistical categories in both all games and conference-only games. Her numbers include:
|ALL GAMES||SEC ONLY GAMES|
|T3-16.6 PPG||4-16.0 PPG|
|5-.413 FG%||4-.411 FG%|
|8-.738 FT%||6-.737 FT%|
|T7-1.7 3PTPG||T8-1.5 3PTPG|
|T10-1.1 BPG||T13-0.9 BPG|
|T10-4.6 DRPG||12-4.4 DRPG|
This season Jackson became the second-fastest player in program history to reach 1,000 career points. She was the 19th player in program history to score at least 1,000 career points and grab at least 500 career rebounds reaching that milestone at LSU. Jackson became just the seventh player to score at least 1,000 career points, grab at least 500 rebounds and have at least 100 career blocks at Auburn. Some of her other accomplishments include:
• Jessica Jackson has scored in double figures in 25 games this year
• Jackson has 76 career double figure scoring games
• Jackson has three double-doubles in 2015-16 and 13 for her career
• Jackson has scored 20+ points eight times this year
• Jackson has scored 20+ points 21 times in her career
• Been Arkansas’ leading scorer (or tied for the lead) in 22 games
• Been among Arkansas’ leading rebounders in nine games
The University of Arkansas women’s basketball team finished the regular season with seven Southeastern Conference wins and enters the 2016 SEC Tournament as the 10th seed facing seventh-seed Tennessee in second round action Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Razorbacks split with the Lady Vols in a pair of regular season games this year. The game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. CT tip on the SEC Network. The winner of the Arkansas-Tennessee game faces second-seed Texas A&M in the quarterfinals Friday at 5 p.m.