Deanna Jackson - 23
Deanna Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brewton, Ala.

High School:
T.R. Miller

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
12/15/1979

Experience:
3VL



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2001-02 Season

  • Selected as a finalist for the Women's Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year Award
  • Chosen as Top 10 Finalist for the 2002 Senior CLASS Award, as voted on by a national committee of sportscasters and sportswriters who cover college basketball on the Division I level.
  • At the time of her injury, she led the nation scoring and rebounding, averaging 26.2 points per game and 12.3 rebounds per game.
  • Became only the third player in C-USA history to surpass the 2,000 career point plateau.
  • At the time of her injury, she placed first in Conference USA in offensive rebounds (4.82), second in double-doubles (8), third in defensive rebounds (7.45), fourth in assists (4.73), fifth in assist/turnover ratio (1.86), tied for ninth in steals (2.36), placed 10th in field goal percentage (53.3), 11th in free throw percentage (73.6) and 13th in blocked shots (1.09).
  • Averaged a double-double for the season.
  • Named Conference USA Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 17.
  • Named MVP of the Lady Blazer Classic.
  • Became UAB's all-time leading rebounder.
  • Moved into second place on UAB's and C-USA's all-time career list in field goals made.
  • Has led the team in scoring in 10 games.
  • Has 11 double figure scoring games, eight 20-plus scoring games and four 30-plus scoring games to lead the team.
  • Has led the team in rebounding and assists in six games.
  • Named to the All-Tournament Team at the FIU Fun and Sun Classic.
  • Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Gazette Hawkeye Challenge.
  • Posted eight double-doubles this season.
  • Scored a season high 36 points against Davidson.
  • Scored 28 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as she squared off against All-American forward LaToya Thomas of Mississippi State.
  • Moved into second place on UAB's all-time career list in scoring.
  • Moved into third place on UAB's all-time career list in free throws made.
  • Tied a career high with 10 assists against Texas-Pan American.
  • Tied a career high with five steals against Mississippi State and Wake Forest.
  • Recorded her first career triple-double with 32 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists against Alabama A&M.
  • At the time of her injury, she led the team in scoring average (26.2), points (288), rebounding average (12.3), three-point field goals made (11), free throws made (67), offensive rebounds (53), assists (52), blocks (12) and steals (26).
  • C-USA Preseason Player of the Year.
  • Naismith Award Preseason Top 30 Watch List.
  • Lindy's Magazine Preseason First Team All-American.
  • Street and Smith's Honorable Mention All-American.

    2000-01 Season

  • Named Conference USA Player of the Year and First Team All-C-USA
  • Named Second Team All-American by Women's Basketball Journal and Third team by Associated Press. First Team by Real Sports Magazine and Women's Basketball News Service
  • Tied School record with 777 points and 25.1 points per game average.
  • Second in the nation in scoring (25..1 ppg) and Sixth in rebounding (11.65 ppg). Led C-USA in both categories.
  • Recorded double-doubles in 20 games.
  • Named C-USA Player of the Week three times Nov. 20, Feb. 12 and Feb. 26.
  • Scored a career high 38 points in 76-71 win over NIT participant Middle Tennessee.
  • Scored 30 or more points nine times, including games against post-season teams Alabama, Middle Tennessee, Memphis and Houston.
  • Scored 20 or more points 23 times.
  • Had a high of 18 rebounds against Nevada. Had 15 or more rebounds six times.
  • Was MVP of both the Lady Blazer Classic and the Lady Blazer Invitational. Named to the All-Tournament teams at the Nevada Bell Classic and Air Force Academy Classic.

    Summer Of 2000

  • Was part of the gold-medal winning U.S. Select team at the R. William Jones Cup. She averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 rebounds as the U.S. went 4-0 in the competition. She then participated with the team, against the U.S. Olympic team.

    Honors And Awards

  • Selected as a finalist for the Women's Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year Award
  • Chosen as Top 10 Finalist for the 2002 Senior CLASS Award, as voted on by a national committee of sportscasters and sportswriters who cover college basketball on the Division I level.
  • Chosen Conference USA Player of the Year, 2001
  • Named Second Team All-American by Women's Basketball Journal
  • Chosen Third Team All-American by Associated Press (11th highest vote getter).
  • Chosen Conference USA's Preseason player of the Year for 2000 and 2001
  • Named by ESPN.com as one of the top five forwards in women's college basketball.
  • Was first-team All-Conference USA as a sophomore, averaging 19 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.
  • Is one of 30 finalists for the Naismith Award, as chosen by the Atlanta Tip-off Club for second straight year.
  • Selected Conference USA Freshman of the Year, averaging 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds.
  • Chosen freshman All-American by Women's Basketball Journal.
  • Has been named the Conference USA Player of the Week a total of six times during her career.
  • Has been named tournament MVP at the Lady Blazer Classic (three times), the Lady Blazer Invitational, the Patriot Thanksgiving Classic and the St. Peter's College Holiday Classic in 1999-2000.
  • Member of 2000 C-USA All-Tournament Team.

    Other Career Highlights

  • Is in UAB's top 10 career list in 16 individual categories statistical categories.
  • Ranks within top 10 of UAB's single season leaders in 12 categories and holds seven UAB single season records.
  • Has averaged a double-double for her career (21.2 points, 11.1 rebounds).
  • Has 59 double-doubles for her career.
  • Is second all-time in scoring at UAB with 2,144 points and third on Conference USA's scoring list.
  • Ranks second all-time in C-USA's and UAB's career list in field goals made.
  • She is second in career scoring average at UAB and ranks fourth all-time in C-USA.
  • Is UAB's all-time leading rebounder with 1,118. She is second on C-USA's list.
  • 11.1 rebound career average is currently best in school history and third on C-USA's list.
  • Ranks within the top 10 in nine career categories in C-USA.
  • Ranks within the top five of C-USA's single season leaders in eight categories and holds three C-USA single season records (rebounds, field goal attempts and free throw attempts).
  • Has 125 blocked shots, first on UAB's all-time list and sixth on C-USA's list.
  • Has been chosen tournament MVP six times and named to 10 all-tournament teams.

    2001 CONFERENCE USA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    Jackson was named as Conference USA's Player of the Year after leading the conference in scoring, rebounding and three-point percentage. She was also named first team All-Conference USA for the second straight year. This to go along with being named Freshman of the year in 1999.

    Jackson recorded her 50th double-double of her career, with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the C-USA Tournament against Cincinnati.

    Jackson was named Conference Player of the week for the third time this season as she scored 60 points and had 31 rebounds in two games. She scored 36 with 16 rebounds against South Florida and had 24 points and 15 rebounds against Houston. She shot 64 percent from the field, 66.7 percent from three-point range and 83 percent at the free throw line. Against South Florida, Jackson blocked three shots, giving her 110 for her career and making her the all-time leading shot blocker in UAB history.

    2000-01 SEASON ? Currently second in the nation in scoring (25.1 ppg) and fifth in rebounding (11.8 ppg). Leads C-USA in both categories. ? Recorded double-doubles in 19 games. ? Has been named C-USA Player of the Week three times this season, Nov. 20, Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. ? Scored a career high 38 points in 76-71 win over Middle Tennessee. ? Has scored 30 or more points eight times this year. ? Has scored 20 or more points 21 times in 26 games this season ? Had a high of 18 rebounds against Nevada. Has 15 or more rebounds six times this season. ? Shooting 48 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 73 percent from the free throw line. ? Was MVP of both the Lady Blazer Classic and the Lady Blazer Invitational. Also was named to the All-Tournament teams at the Nevada Bell Classic and Air Force Academy Classic.

    SUMMER OF 2000 ? Was part of the gold-medal winning U.S. Select team at the R. William Jones Cup. She averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 rebounds as the U.S. went 4-0 in the competition. She then participated with the team, against the U.S. Olympic team. HONORS AND AWARDS ? Was chosen Conference USA?s Preseason player of the Year for 2000. ? Named by ESPN.com as one of the top five forwards in women?s college basketball. ? Was first-team All-Conference USA as a sophomore, averaging 19 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. ? Is one of 30 finalists for the Naismith Award, as chosen by the Atlanta Tip-off Club. ? Selected Conference USA Freshman of the Year, averaging 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds. ? Chosen freshman All-American by Women?s Basketball Journal. ? Was tournament MVP at the Patriot Thanksgiving Classic, Lady Blazer Classic and St. Peter?s College Holiday Classic in 1999-2000. ? Member of 2000 C-USA All-Tournament Team. ? Chosen freshman All-American by Women?s Basketball Journal.

    OTHER CAREER HIGHLIGHTS ? Is in UAB?s top 10 in 13 individual categories statistical categories. ? Has 47 double-doubles for her career. ? Is third all-time in scoring at UAB with 1,711 points, and fifth on Conference USA?s scoring list. ? She is third in career scoring average at UAB with 20.1 points per game. That puts her sixth all-time in C-USA. ? Is fourth all-time in rebounds at UAB with 915. She is third on C-USA?s list. ? 10.7 rebound career average is currently best in school history. ? Has 110 blocked shots, the school's all-time leader. ? Has been chosen tournament MVP five times in last two years and named to eight all-tournament teams.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (1999-2000): Deanna picked up several accolades for her work during the 1999-2000 season: pre-season all-conference selection, Conference USA Player of the Week (twice), tournament MVP at the Patriot Thanksgiving Classic, Lady Blazer Classic and the St. Peter?s College Holliday Classic, Conference USA first team all-conference and C-USA all-tournament team ... Deanna finished the season averaging 19.0 ppg, which was third-best in Conference USA and was tied for the 32nd best in the country ... She also finished with 11.7 rebounds per game, which led C-USA by nearly two rebounds per game and was tied for fifth in the country ... On the season, she recorded 24 "double-doubles" (points and rebounds) which led the nation ... She helped lead UAB to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament, turning in a career-high 32 points in the opening round at Oregon ... She scored 20 or more points 16 times ... She pulled down 15 or more rebounds six times including a career-best 21 rebounds against South Florida ... She scored in double figures 31 out of 33 games (two games with nine points) ... Became only the third Lady Blazer in history to score 1,000 points in two seasons (Wanda Hightower and Jacque Nero) ... was invited to the USA Basketball Team tryout camp in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (1998-99): Was selected 1998-99 Conference USA Freshman of the Year...selected to Freshman All-American honors by Women?s Basketball Journal...played in 27 games (24 starts) for the Lady Blazers...led team in scoring (16.7 ppg), rebounds (8.9 rpg) and blocks (39)...scored 20+ points on nine occasions...scored in double figures in 23 games and recorded a team-best seven ?double-doubles?...scored a career-high 27 points on two occasions (1/1 vs. UNC Charlotte and 1/24 at Louisville)..scored 25 points at Tulane (1/10) and vs. Alabama (12/13)...scored 24 points vs. Houston (1/15) and at Mississippi (12/16)...Pulled down a career-high 17 boards vs. Southern Miss (2/6)...had 16 rebounds vs. UNC Charlotte (1/1)...had a career-high four blocked shots at Louisville (1/24)...had three blocked shots on five different occasions...selected to the all-tournament team of the Lady Blazer Classic (12/19-20)...her 16.7 ppg marks the highest scoring average for a freshman under head coach Jeannie Milling.

    HIGH SCHOOL: -A four-year letterwinner at T.R. Miller HS in Brewton, Alabama ? selected honorable mention All-America in 1998 by Street and Smith?s ? all-state selection by the The Birmingham News ? rated among the top 100 high school players in the country by USA Today ? was the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 4A Player of the Year in each of her final three seasons ? two-time Mobile Press-Register Player of the Year ? Tigers were the Class 4A champs in her freshman and sophomore seasons and runner-up in her junior and senior seasons ? averaged 28.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game in her senior year and 28.4 points and 14.6 rebounds for the Tigers her junior season ? played for her father, coach Ronald Jackson at T.R. Miller.Deanna comes into the season as one of the top players in the country. She was named to four different All-American teams last season as well as being named Player of the Year in Conference USA. She can score, rebound, defend and block shots. Deanna can dominate on the inside or burn you on the outside.

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