Jackson named to Kodak All-Region Team, up for All-America honors
ATLANTA -- Texas women's basketball 6-3 junior Tiffany Jackson earned Kodak All-Region honors Tuesday and is a finalist for the 2006 Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team. The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), in cooperation with Eastman Kodak Company, announced the Division I finalists.
The 48 finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the prestigious 10-member Kodak/WBCA All-America Team.
The NCAA Division I Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team will be announced at the Kodak/WBCA All-America Team press conference at the Westin Copley Place on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 9:45 a.m. (ET) in Boston, Mass. This year the WBCA celebrates its Silver Anniversary, marking 25 years of existence. The 35 players not chosen for the Kodak All-America Team earn Kodak Honorable Mention All-America mention.
This is the second consecutive year that Jackson was one of the top five players earning Region 5 Kodak honors. She was a Kodak Honorable Mention All-America a year ago.
Jackson was named to the All-Big 12 Conference First Team this year (second consecutive such honor) as she led 13-15 Texas in scoring (14.3 ppg), rebounding (8.7 rpg) and steals (64, 2.6 spg). Jackson played in 25 games with 24 starts, missing three games with an ankle injury.
Joining Jackson as Regional Kodak selections are four fellow Big 12 performers: Missouri 5-7 senior guard LaToya Bond, 6-4 freshman center Courtney Paris of Oklahoma, a pair of Texas Tech seniors (5-8 point guard Erin Grant and 6-1 forward LaToya Davis) along with Baylor's 6-1 senior forward Sophia Young.
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as an amateur sport for women and girls.