Gwen  Jackson

13Gwen Jackson


Eufaula, Alabama

High School:
Eufaula H.S.





Gwen appears ready to go out with a bang...Has been extremely impressive in pre-season practice...Will join the Lady Vol 1000-point club this season as the 27th member - needs just 104 points... Enters her senior season with 11 career double-doubles...Named as one of the top preseason candidates for the Naismith Player of the Year award along with fellow Lady Vol senior Kara Lawson...

Career Highs
Points:28 vs. Georgia State (3-15-02)*
Rebounds:15 vs. Georgia (1-18-01)
Assists:3 vs. Arkansas (2-7-02)*
Steals:5 vs. Florida (1-3-02)
Blocks: 5 vs. Connecticut (2-1-01)
2001-02 Season Highs
Points:28 vs. Georgia State (3-15-02)
Rebounds:12 vs. Vanderbilt (3-25-02)*
Assists:3 vs. Arkansas (2-7-02)*
Steals:5 vs. Florida (1-3-02)
Blocks: 3 vs. Auburn (1-10-02)
Southeastern Conference Highs
Points:20 vs. Florida (2-11-01)*
Rebounds:15 vs. Georgia (1-18-01)
Assists:3 vs. Arkansas (2-7-02)*
Steals:5 vs. Florida (1-3-02)
Blocks: 3 vs. Auburn (1-10-02)
Career NCAA Tournament Highs
Points:28 vs. Georgia State (3-15-02)
Rebounds:12 vs. Vanderbilt (3-25-02)
Assists: 2 vs. Austin Peay (3-16-01)
Steals:2 vs. Georgia State (3-15-02)*
Blocks:2 vs. Xavier (3-24-01)

* Indicates most recent high

As a junior, Gwen played in 28 games and earned 23 starting nods...Averaged 10.5 ppg and 6.2 rpg...Led her team in scoring six times and rebounding nine times...Canned 47% of her shots from the field and was among UT's most accurate free-throw shooters connecting on 80% of her tries...Reached double-figures scoring in 14 games and double-figures rebounding in six games...Picked up five double-doubles as a junior...Reset most of her career highs...Turned up her defensive intensity for a career-high five-steal outing versus Florida...In the second game of the season versus the Lady Gators, Gwen grabbed the 500th rebound of her career...Had a career-high 28-point night versus Georgia State (plus 10 rebounds) in the First Round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament...Exploded for a season-high dozen rebounds against Vanderbilt (also had 18 points) in the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship game...Her outstanding tourney play earned Gwen a spot on the NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament team...Named as the edsouth Athlete of the Month for December 2001... Was a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year award along with fellow Lady Vol teammates Kara Lawson and Michelle Snow...Returned as the Lady Vols' leading scorer from a year ago...

Gwen had a solid sophomore campaign and was on the verge of a break-out year when she was slowed by illness in the final weeks of the 2001 season...Played in 34 games and earned 30 starting assignments...Finished the season as the team's second-leading scorer with 11.7 ppg and third in rebounds with 6.3 rpg...Led the team in scoring on 10 occasions and rebounding 11 times.. Reached double-digit scoring 19 times and double-digit rebounding in six games...Posted five double-doubles...Was the Lady Vols' most accurate three-point shooter knocking in 47% (16-34)...As a sophomore, Gwen established every one of her career highs...Had a monster game against Connecticut in Knoxville tossing in a career-high 28 points on 12-15 field goal shooting...Recorded her career high in blocks with five against the Huskies and grabbed a team-leading 14 rebounds in the big win...Her performances against UConn and Alabama earned her SEC Player of the Week honors for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4...Other career highs established during the 2001 season also included 15 rebounds against Georgia, three assists against Stanford and three steals versus Boston College...She was a one-woman wrecking crew against Illinois tossing in 25 points in a perfect 9-9 outing from the field...Her unblemished field goal percentage against the Illini ties four former Lady Vols (Nikki McCray, Sheila Frost, Lynne Collins and Jerilynn Harper) who also tallied 9-9 perfect nights from the field... Came up big in UT's game at Florida against the sixth-ranked Lady Gators with 20 points and 10 rebounds...Gwen was named by the coaches to the first team All-SEC...Was an honorable mention selection by the Associated Press for All-America honors...

Played in all 37 games and recorded three starting assignments... Earned the starting nod in the first game of the season against Louisiana Tech...One of just a handful of all-time Lady Vol rookies to start their very first collegiate game...Gwen averaged 5.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg...Tallied seven contests in double-figure scoring and one game in double-figure rebounding...Produced then-career highs of 17 points versus Wisconsin, 10 rebounds against Texas and two blocks in the contest with Ole Miss...Opened up NCAA Tournament play with a 14-point outburst against Furman...In 12 minutes of reserve duty in the NCAA title game, Gwen snagged seven rebounds against the Huskies...Named to the five-member All-SEC Freshman team...Had a key play in the SEC Championship game against Mississippi State...While grabbing a huge rebound, Gwen drew the fifth foul on tourney MVP LaToya Thomas, eventually resulting in a three-point swing.

One of the most highly-recruited players in the nation during her senior year at Eufaula H.S...Considered to be the fourth-best prepster in the nation...She was named as a 1998 and 1999 Parade All-American and was a first-team selection for the 1999 USA TODAY All-America team...Was named a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American and played in the high school all-star game...Completed her career at Eufaula H.S. scoring 3,505 points while grabbing 1,699 rebounds...Earned a slew of honors including Alabama's Miss Basketball in 1998...Was also named as the Alabama 5A Player of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 1998...As a senior, Gwen scored 1,090 points while averaging a staggering 31.5 points per game...Connected on 57.7 percent of her shots...Led her Eufaula team to a 27-6 record...Also tallied 1,040 rebounds in her final year - good for 12.2 rebounds per game...Turned in 27 double-doubles...Other senior highwater marks included scoring 54 points against Russell County and grabbing 24 rebounds against Brewer...Set the Alabama state record for most points in a single season as a senior (1,090 points) ...Also set the state single-season record for blocked shots with 175 rejections (5.3 blocks per game)...Notched another record when she registered 14 blocks in a single game in 1999...Won the three-point shoot-out in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, canning 17 treys in a minute... Gwen was named the all-star game MVP...Was named as the MVP of the 1996 Alabama State Tournament as a high school freshman...Her teams won the state championship in her freshman and sophomore years of high school...Was a four-year varsity starter...Also received MVP honors of the regional tournament in 1996 and 1997...Two-time team captain at EHS...In addition to being a standout hoopster, Gwen also lettered in volleyball and track for three years...On the track and field squad she was a championship caliber high jumper.

An AAU standout, Gwen's Alabama entry won the AAU Championship in 1997 and finished second in the 1999 championships in Dallas...Played in the AAU program since she was in the eighth grade.

Gwen is concentrating on a degree in sports psychology...States that she wanted to play for Pat Summitt since she was an eighth grader...Active in church youth choirs at the Antioch Baptist Church and the St. John A.M.E. Church...Has her own gospel tape coming out with the group, Sisters Annointed...Enjoys writing songs and poetry... Her brother David played basketball at Columbus State (Ga.)...She says he is the best player she's ever played against... Picked the number 13 to wear because her dad and sister were both born on the 13th of the month...Gwen is one of four children...Brothers are Jim, Jr., 27, David, 24 and sister, Dezzarah, seven years old...Gwendolyn Michelle Jackson was born on Oct. 23, 1980...Her parents are Jim and Patricia Jackson.


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