Associated Press names Deanna Jackson All-American

March 13, 2001

The Associated Press has named UAB junior forward Deanna Jackson to its third team All-American squad. This is the third All-American team to which Jackson has been named.

The A.P. team is selected by a vote of media from throughout the country. Jackson received 65 votes and two first-team votes. She was one vote away from earning second team honors, behind Vanderbilt's Chantelle Anderson.

This is the third All-American team that has honored Jackson. She was selected first team by and second team by Women's Basketball Journal.

Jackson, from Brewton, Alabama, led UAB to an 18-10 overall record and third place finish in Conference USA. The Lady Blazers host Florida International, Friday night at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Women's NIT.

The Conference USA Player of the Year, Jackson is second in the nation in scoring, averaging 25.1 points per game and sixth in rebounding, pulling down 11.8 boards per game. She also led Conference USA in three-point percentage, making 40.6 percent of her shots from behind the arc.

In the Conference USA Tournament against Cincinnati, Jackson recorded the 50th double-double of her career and the 19th this season. She scored 30 or more points eight times this season and 20 or more 21 times in the 27 games. She is third on both UAB's all-time scoring and rebounding lists. She has 1,782 points (20.4 per game), and 956 rebounds (10.8 per game). She also holds the school record for blocked shots in a career with 110.

Notre Dame's Ruth Riley was a unanimous choice for first team. In addition to Riley was Southwest Missouri State's Jackie Stiles, Purdue's Katie Douglas, Georgia's Kelly Miller and Oklahoma's Stacey Daies.

On the second team were Svetlana Abrosimova of Connecticut, LaToya Thomas of Mississippi State, Tennessee's Tamika Catchings, LSU's Marie Ferninand and Anderson.

Joining Jackson on the third team were Iowa State's Angie Welle, Connecticut's Sue Bird, Georgia Schweitzer of Duke and Niele Ivey of Notre Dame.