Tammy Jackson

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Tammy Jackson
Personal information
Born (1962-12-03) December 3, 1962 (age 59)
Gainesville, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Buchholz (Gainesville, Florida)
College Florida (1981–1985)
WNBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Houston Comets
Playing career1997–2002
Position Center
Number23
Career history
1997–1998 Houston Comets
1998 Washington Mystics
1999–2002Houston Comets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Medals
Women's basketball
Representing the Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1992 Barcelona Team competition
FIBA World Championship
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1990 Malaysia Team competition

Tammy Eloise Jackson (born December 3, 1962) is an American former college and professional basketball player who was a center in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) for six seasons in the 1990s and early 2000s. Jackson played college basketball for the University of Florida, and played professionally for the Houston Comets and Washington Mystics of the WNBA. She is an Olympic bronze medalist.

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Early years

Jackson grew up in Gainesville, Florida. [1] She attended Buchholz High School in Gainesville, where she played high school basketball for the Buchholz Bobcats. [1]

College career

After graduating from high school, Jackson accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she played for the Florida Gators women's basketball team from 1982 to 1985. [2] During her four years as a Gators, she scored 1,895 points, completed almost 56 percent of her shots from the floor, recovered 1,141 rebounds, and blocked 121 shots on defense. [2] She was a three-time first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection, and a senior team captain. [2] She remains the third leading all-time scorer in Lady Gators basketball history. [2]

Jackson was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1995, [3] [4] and honored again as an "SEC Great" in 2003. [5] Jackson graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in health and human performance in 2007.

Florida statistics

Source [6]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
YearTeamGPPointsFG%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1981-82Florida2547461.5%67.7%11.60.41.70.819.0
1982-83Florida2756055.7%53.0%12.70.32.10.820.7
1983-84Florida2841456.9%50.7%8.41.21.10.514.8
1984-85Florida3144749.7%52.4%8.91.62.80.514.4
TOTALSFlorida111189555.7%56.4%10.30.91.90.217.1

Professional career

After her college playing career was over, she played in various international leagues due to the lack of women's professional basketball leagues in the United States. Jackson was a member of the United States women's national basketball teams that won a world championship in 1990, and a bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. [7]

When the WNBA began play in 1997, the Houston Comets picked Jackson in the second round of the 1997 WNBA Draft and she became one of the original players in the league. She played all but two games of her WNBA career with the Comets, mostly in a reserve role, as she played in 143 games and started nine of them. [8] She was with the Comets when they won the three of their first four WNBA titles from 1997 to 2000. She retired at age 39 in 2002; at the time, she was the oldest player in the WNBA.

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 4 Florida Women's Basketball 2013–14 Media Supplement , University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 49, 68, 69, 70, 73, 75, 79, 81–84, 86, 89, 91, 93–99, 101, 103, 106 (2013). Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  3. F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
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