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Tania Jackson - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Tania Jackson

Position F
Height 6'2''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Lawrence, Kan.
High School Lawrence HS

Career Honors:
2011-12: Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2010-11: Academic All-Big 12 First Team; Academic Pride team award; Most Improved Player team award. 2009-10: Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll (Spring 2010); Big 12 Commissioner[apos]s Honor Roll (Spring 2010). 2011-12 (Sophomore):
Saw action in 32 games and drew a start in the season opener versus Western Michigan (Nov. 13, 2011) for the injured Carolyn Davis … Produced her second career double-double against the Broncos with a personal-best 16 points and 10 rebounds in her first of five contests with double-digit points … Also went 8-for-11 from the free throw line versus WMU, both career highs … Sank 6-of-7 field goal attempts (85.7 percent) in a win at Wake Forest (Nov. 20, 2011) on her way to 15 points in 20 minutes while also adding a personal-best four blocked shots … Had 10 boards and added four points versus IUPUI (Nov. 26, 2011) … Made all three of her shots from the field, including her lone three-point attempt, and went 3-for-3 at the charity stripe for 10 points against Wisconsin (Dec. 8, 2011) … Logged a season-high 30 minutes in an overtime win versus Iowa State (Jan. 11, 2012) and contributed 11 points and two blocks … Saw double-digit minutes in the final eight games of the season … Recorded a strong outing versus Missouri (Feb. 18, 2012) with 11 points and seven rebounds, including four offensive boards … Hit a three-pointer in the last two games of the season: versus Delaware (March 20, 2012) and Tennessee (March 24, 2012) and finished the season 10-for-30 (33.3 percent) from beyond the arc. 2010-11 (Redshirt-Freshman):
Appeared in every game but one, earning 11 starts … Averaged 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while shooting 42.3 percent from the field (55-of-130) … Started the year with a career-best 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field in season opener versus South Dakota (Nov. 14, 2010), her first of five double-figure scoring performances … Sank 5-of-8 attempts for 11 points to go along with eight rebounds versus Memphis (Nov. 27, 2010) … Recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds versus SIU Edwardsville (Dec. 19, 2010) … Connected on all three of her three-point attempts and 4-for-7 from the field en route to 12 points at Oklahoma State (Feb. 23, 2011) … Hit a career-high-tying five field goals, including a pair of treys, in scoring 12 points versus No. 3/3 Baylor (March 9, 2011) during the second round of the Big 12 Championship … Also pulled down five rebounds and added two assists … Ended the season playing a career-high 32 minutes and adding a personal-best three assists versus Duquesne (March 19, 2011) during the second round of the WNIT. 2009-10 (Freshman):
Missed the entire season after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee during her senior year of high school … Spent the season rehabbing her knee. High School:
A 2009 graduate of Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kan. … Missed the entire 2008-09 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee … Helped lead her team to the Class 6A State title in 2008 … Nominated for the McDonald[apos]s All-America Team prior to her injury … Earned Second Team All-Sunflower League honors following her junior season, which saw her average 10 points and seven rebounds per game … Also tabbed Honorable Mention All-State as a junior by the Wichita Eagle and Kansas City Star … Received the [quote]Heart of a Lion[quote] Award from her teammates following the 2009 season … Set a new LHS record for single-game scoring with 47 points during her freshman season … Also posted a career-best 23 rebounds while playing at LHS … Earned three letters in basketball playing for Kristin Mallory … Also earned two letters in track and field at LHS … A standout in the classroom, as she was inducted into the National Honor Society and was also named a Kansas Honors Scholar. Personal:
Daughter of Danny Hill … Born in Denver, Colo. … Has two brothers, Darius and Quinton, and one sister, Amber … Father played college basketball at Western Oklahoma … Uncle, Simmie Hill, played professional basketball in the ABA for the Spurs and L.A. Stars and also in the NBA for the Bulls … Another uncle, Greg Hill, played collegiately at Cameron University … A cousin, Nakia Hill, played basketball at the University of Houston … Majoring in business … Future plans include playing in the WNBA.