Notes: Co-host, with teammate Heather Swayne,of the Catamount Student-Athlete Roundtable Podcast as well as the WCU Football Gameday radio staff for Power 90.5. As seen in article "Western Carolina Student Athletes Start Own Podast"at NCAANews.com and was also featured in espn.com article, written by Graham Hayes, Catamounts' podcast reaches Summittafter interviewing legendary Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt on their podcast - LISTEN HERE.
2008-09 (Junior): Co-host, with teammate Heather Swayne, of the Catamount Student-Athlete Roundtable Podcast, as well as the WCU Football Gameday radio staff for Power 90.5 ... Featured in article "Western Carolina Student Athletes Start Own Podcast" at NCAANews.com, as well as ESPN.com feature story by Graham Hayes after the duo interviewing legendary Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt for their podcast ... Played in 33 games and started 32 ... Led team in assists with 3.5 per game ... Scored career-high 12 points against College of Charleston ... Connected on career-high three three-pointers vs. Georgia Southern ... Played career-high 35 minutes vs. College of Charleston (01/31) ... Career-high seven assists vs. Elon (02/16).
2007-08: Sat out 2007-08 season after transferring from South Florida.
Prior to Western Carolina: Spent two seasons at South Florida ... Played in 22 of USF's 33 games as a sophomore, averaging 1.8 points per game and dished out a total of 18 assists during the season ... Had her best outing against Stetson scoring a season-high 13 points and grabbing a season-best four rebounds ... As a freshman, Jackson saw action in 28 games and got the starting nod twice against Puerto Rico-Mayaguez and Georgetown ... Averaged 4.6 points per game and was fifth in assists, dishing out 1.3 per contest and was third on the team in three-point field goals made with 33 ... Second on the team in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 33-92 (.359). High School: Was a McDonald's All-American nominee following her senior year at Roswell High School ... She was tabbed first team All-Northside and first team All-Area every season of her scholastic career ... Was also tabbed a member of the All-Atlanta Tip-off Club team and played in the annual East-West Atlanta All-Star Game ... She was recognized as one of the top 20 players in the Metro Atlanta area by School Sports Magazine ... Finished her career with 1,408 career points, second on the school's all-time list, and set a new career school mark for three pointers with 205 ... Netted 19.1 points, four assists, and three steals per game during her senior season ... Also holds the single-season record for trey's made with 70 (2004-05) and the single-game mark with eight ... In addition to lettering for four years on the basketball team, she was a two-year letterwinner on the track and field team where she was a member of the state champion 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
Personal: Full name is Jessica D. Jackson ... Daughter of Crystal and Andre Jackson ... Her father was a four-year member of the Samford University basketball team ... Has one sister, Haley ... Also excelled in the classroom at Roswell being named to the Who's Who Among America High School Students (2004, 2005) and the Society of Honors ... Has worked out in the past with Naismith Award winner Saudia Roundtree who was an athletic mentor to Jackson in high school.