JUNIOR (2000-01):Saw limited action on the court, averaging 12.4 minutes per game...Started 10 of the first 12 games of the season...One of most consistent free-throw shooters, hitting 81 percent of her shots from the charity stripe...Scored a season-high 11 points versus East Tennessee State in the third game of the season...Struggled from three-point range, hitting only nine of 51 treys on the year...Hit a season-high three treys against ETSU...Was perfect from the free-throw line in six games, including a 4-of-4 effort in the WNIT against Alabama...Also totaled 40 rebounds and 30 assists...Pulled down a season-high five rebounds versus Eastern Kentucky...Hauled in at least one rebound in 12 of the first 13 games of the year...Dished out a season-best five assists against Tennessee Tech... Named to the Tiger Academic 30 for the 2000 fall and spring semesters...Awarded the C-USA Commissioner's Medal for a grade point average of 3.75 or better.
SOPHOMORE (1999-2000): One of the top outside shooting threats on the squad...Led team with 26 treys...Hit at least one three pointer in 14 of her last 24 games...Hit 31.3 percent of shots from behind the arc...Started 10 of 30 games, averaging 18.8 minutes a game...Played at least 20 minutes in 14 games...Deceptive passer who dished out 59 assists...Recorded a game-high five assists against Alabama and Arkansas...Scored in double figures in six games...Eighth on the squad in scoring with 5.9 points per game...Also blocked six shots and forced 25 steals...One of most consistent free-throw shooters, hitting 20 of 28 shots from the charity stripe...Tied her career-best with six rebounds versus Alabama...Scored in all but three of her 30 games played...One of two Lady Tigers to record a positive assist-turnover ratio with 59 assists and 47 turnovers...Did not commit a turnover in five games.
FRESHMAN (1998-99): Was a candidate for C-USA all-freshmen team honors last season...Sixth on the squad in scoring, averaging 4.8 points a game...The third-leading outside shooter, totaling 20 treys in 62 attempts...One of just two true freshmen to see action in all 32 games...Averaged 16.1 minutes a game off the bench...Scored a career-high 18 points and pulled down a career-best six rebounds versus South Florida on Jan. 15...One of the most accurate free-throw shooters on the squad, hitting 23 of her 29 shots from the charity stripe...Also totaled 36 assists and 26 steals...Dished out a season-high six assists against Tulane...Played 10 or more minutes in 14 of her last 18 games, including a season-high 29 minutes against Tulane on Feb. 6...Hit at least one three pointer in nine of the last 14 games...Honored as a Tiger Academic 30 selection for the Fall 1998 semester with a 4.0 gpa.
AT NORTH KANSAS CITY HIGH SCHOOL:Four-year starter for coach Bob Kernell at North Kansas City High School...Led her senior squad to a 15-11 record and a Northland Classic championship while averaging 22.5 points and 6.9 rebounds a game...Honored as the Miss Show-Me Basketball and the Gatorade Circle of Champions Missouri Player of the Year...Shot 83.8-percent from the field while also totaling 93 assists and 86 steals...Named to the all-tournament team for the Lee's Summit Tournament, the KA-MO Invitational Tournament and the Northland Classic during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Also named as a first teamer on the all-state, all-metro and all-district squads...Named the Most Valuable Player of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame All-Star Basketball Game...Honored as a DiRenna Award finalist...As a junior, she helped her squad to an 18-11 record and a district championship... Named as a USA Today all-American after leading her team with 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds a contest...Hailed as the Female Basketball Player of the Year by the Kansas City Star...Named to the first team of the all-metro, all-district and all-state squads...Holds several school records at NKCHS, including most games played (109), points (2,124), assists (275), steals (390), blocked shots (194) and three pointers made with 131...During her prep career, she scored in double digits on 101 occasions, and scored 20-plus points 66 times and 30-plus points in nine games...Scored a career-high 32 points versus Notre Dame HS as a senior and Liberty HS as a junior...Also lettered two years in soccer and three years in tennis...Named the Most Improved in soccer and was the No. 1 tennis player as a senior...Listed as the Scholar Athlete of Kansas City in 1998...Named co-valedictorian, boasting a 4.0 grade point average...Was named to the Principal's Honor Roll all four years...Recipient of the Hugh O'Brien leadership award as well as the Wesley College award for academic excellence and leadership.
PERSONAL: Full name is Lauren Amy Jackson...Daughter of Ed and Karen Jackson...Born July 3, 1980...Majoring in architectural technology at The U of M...Has one sister, Emily (24).
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct 1999 32-0 515/16.1 56-147 .381 20-62 .323 23-29 .793 2000 30-10 565/18.8 66-189 .349 26-83 .313 20-28 .714 2001 28-10 348/12.4 31-105 .295 9-51 .176 17-21 .810 Total 90-20 1428/15.9 153-441 .347 55-196 .281 60-78 .769