Deanna Jackson Named C-USA Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Feb. 26, 2001

Deanna Jackson, a junior from Brewton, Alabama, has been named as Conference USA's Player of the Week for the third time this year and the second time in three week's after her performance against South Florida and Houston.

Jackson, who is second in the nation in scoring, scored 60 points and pulled down 31 rebounds as UAB won both games and clinched a first-round bye in the upcoming Conference USA Tournament.

She scored 36 points and had 16 rebounds against South Florida and followed that up with 24 points and 15 rebounds against Houston. For the week Jackson shot 64 percent from the field (23-of-36), 67 percent from behind the arc (4-of-6) and .833 (10-of-12) from the charity stripe.

In addition to her scoring and rebounding, Jackson dished out seven assists, blocked three shots and had five steals. She now has 110 blocked shots, the all-time leader at UAB in that category.

Jackson is averaging 25.6 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. She has 1,771 career points and 946 career rebounds.

UAB finished the regular season 18-9 and will play the winner of Friday's Cincinnati-South Florida game in the second round of the C-USA tournament, Saturday at 3 p.m. in the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wis.