MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
Courtney Jackson named Co-Atlantic Sun “Player of the Week”
Junior Courtney Jackson averaged more than 18 points in three games to earn co-Atlantic Sun Conference “Player of the Week” honors on Monday afternoon.
Jackson averaged 18.3 points and five rebounds while shooting a blistering 51.4 (19-37) from the field and 52.2 (12-23) from beyond the arc in three games, leading JU to wins over SMU and IUPUI to give the Dolphins the South Padre Island Shootout title.
Jackson shares her first career player of the week honor with Sierra Evans from East Tennessee State, who led the Buccaneers to a win over A-Sun rival Kennesaw State.
“I’m really thrilled for Courtney getting this honor,” said JU head coach Jill Dunn. “We were looking for an offensive spark and she gave us what we needed at the right time. We looked forward to her continuing this hot streak as we get into the thick of the conference schedule in the coming weeks.”
Despite a 75-71 loss to UCF on Dec. 15, Jackson carried the Dolphins with a career high 22 points after shooting 9-of-18 from the floor and 4-of-10 from beyond the arc.
She opened the South Padre Island Shootout Tournament against SMU (Dec. 19) with another 22-point effort, connecting on a career-best 5-of-9 from long range to give the Dolphins a 67-65 victory against the Mustangs. In the tournament final, Jackson finished with 11 points while connecting on 3-of-4 3-pointers to guide JU to a 59-56 victory over IUPUI.
Jackson and the Dolphins will take the week off before ending its non-conference schedule on the road against South Carolina on Dec. 30 at 3 p.m.
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