4  Mary Jackson
Mary Jackson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Oakhaven

Last College:
Univ. of Louisville

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L


2010-2011 (Redshirt sophomore): Appeared in all 34 Tiger games with nine starts, including starts in eight of the last nine games of the season...Averaged 3.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.83 steals and 0.68 assists per game...Had her first career double-digit scoring night as a Tiger on Dec. 19th, finishing with 11 points in a win over North Carolina A&T...Also had an 11-point night three games later in a win over Jackson State....Had a career-best 12 points in a loss at Southern Miss, stepping up to fill in for an injury Brittany Carter in the first of five games that Carter would miss...Drilled two of three three-point field goal attempts in that USM game in her second career start...Was 5-for-8 from the field and played 36 minutes while defending all-freshman team point guard Jamierra Faulkner for USM as Ramses Lonlack also missed the USM road game due to an injury...Had her fourth double-digit outing in the win over Southern Miss in the opening game of the Conference USA tournament, finishing with 10 points and three steals to help the Tigers advance to the next round...Had a career-best eight rebounds in the upset win over No. 3 seeded Rice in the quarterfinal round, helping Memphis advance to the C-USA semifinals for the first time since the 1997-98 season...Is a strong-rebounding guard, finishing with five or more rebounds in seven games...Also had nine multiple steal games, including a career-high three steals in the win over Jackson State and in the win over Southern Miss at the Conference USA Tournament.

Sophomore (2009-2010): Sat out the 2009-2010 season after transferring to Memphis from the University of Louisville....Has three years of eligibility remaining after red-shirting.

Freshman (2008-09): Played in 37 of 39 games at the University of Louisville, helping the Cardinals to the national championship game...Averaged 2.3 points and 2.5 rebounds for the Cardinals, Jackson also made eight starts as a true freshman...Shot 69.6 percent from the free-throw line and connecting on 25.0 percent of her shots from three-point range...Also added 10 steals and a blocked shot while averaging 10.9 minutes a game...Choose Memphis over Arkansas, UCF and Georgia Tech.

Prep: Was a 2008 graduate of Oakhaven High School in Memphis...Played four seasons at Oakhaven under head coach Rhonda Kendall, helping Oakhaven to the District 16-AA championship her senior season...Averaged 29 points, 12 rebounds and five assists as a senior and named an all-state selection for her final two seasons...Was the No. 80 ranked playing in the 2008 recruiting class...Was also all-region and all-district...Played AAU ball with the Memphis Elite under Andre Pruitt...An honor roll student, Jackson also letters in track for three seasons, softball for two and volleyball for two seasons...Graduated as the Valedictorian of her senior class and was a McDonald's All-America nominee and was nominated for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Personal: Born Mar. 16, 1990...Daughter of James and Mary Jackson...Majoring in social work at Memphis.

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