FAYETTEVILLE- University of Arkansas head swimming coach Anne Goodman James announced the team’s fourth signee of the fall with sprint, freestyle specialist Summer Jackson from Sequim, Wash.
Goodman James said she was thrilled with the newest addition to the 2004 recruiting class. Jackson along with Elizabeth Engs, Macey Webb and Jesika Heidloff will become Lady Razorbacks next fall.
“Summer Jackson is an outstanding talent,” Goodman James said. “She won two Washington State High School Championship titles, but we feel she has her best swimming still ahead of her.”
Jackson earned a pair of all-America honors after winning the 50 free and 100 fly at the Washington State Championship this fall.
Goodman James said Jackson’s quickness will be an asset to the team especially after the graduation of senior Zsuzsa Csobanki.
“She is a powerful sprinter with natural speed and is very explosive off the blocks,” Goodman James said.
As a senior, Jackson was named the Washington State 3A Swimmer of the Year and was the 50-meter breaststroke junior national champion in 2003.
In high school, Jackson was successful at the Washington State Championships and during her sophomore season, she won first place in the 100 breaststroke and took second in the 50 free. As a junior, Jackson scored a pair of second-place finishes in the 50 free and 100 fly.
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