Shala Jackson
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Shala Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:
South Side

Height:
5-9

Position:
G/F

Experience:
4L

Senior Year (2010-11)
Appeared in all 35 games with 17 starts ... ranked third on the team in scoring (10.3 ppg) ... named team's Co-Defensive Player of the Year ... scored in double-figures six of the first nine games of the season ... led Illinois State with 16 points and two blocks in the season opener against Illinois (11/12) ... scored 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting and 6-of-10 free throws at DePaul (12/1) ... scored a career-high 25 points against Wichita State (1/16), including 20 points in the second half ... made a career-high 11 free throws in that game, including nine-straight in the second half ... started a string of eight-straight double-digit scoring games ... her fastbreak layup at the end of the first half against Evansville (2/24) made her the 26th player in Illinois State history to score 1,000 points ... averaged 13.6 points per game in the WNIT.

Junior Year (2009-10)
Appeared in all 36 games with seven starts ... started the first six games of the season ... scored 10 points and had two steals in a season-high 31 minutes in the season-opener against UCLA (11/14) ... tied her career-high with four steals against South Dakota State (11/19), accounting for a third of ISU's 12 steals in the game ... recorded a double-double with season-highs of 14 points, shooting 6-for-6 from the field with a three-pointer, and 10 rebounds against Eastern Illinois (12/22) ... in the four games prior to the double-double, scored just seven points on 3-of-19 shooting and had 15 rebounds ... tied her career-high with four assists at Bradley (1/31) ... scored 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting at Evansville (2/18) ... had 10 points, two assists and two steals against Bradley (2/25) ... recorded four points, five rebounds and three assists against Indiana State in the MVC Tournament (3/12) ... scored eight points, making a season-best two three-pointers, against Purdue in the WNIT (3/21) ... scored 10 points against Kansas in the WNIT (3/25).

Sophomore Year (2008-09)
Appeared in 31 games, starting all of them ... scored in double-figures in 10 of the first 12 games of the season ... recorded her first-career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Robert Morris (11/22) ... Orange County Clash All-Tournament Team selection, averaged 11.5 points in the two games ... scored a career-high 21 points on a career-best 10 field goals at Missouri State (1/19) ... recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Evansville (1/22) ... logged a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds at Bradley (1/30).

Freshman Year (2007-08)
Valley All-Freshman Team selection ... appeared in all 33 games with seven starts ... scored in double-figures 12 times ... scored in double-figures in the first three games of the season ... in her collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois (11/11), she scored 10 points and had four rebounds ... scored a career-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including her first-career three-point field goals, and had two assists and three steals against Green Bay (11/15) ... scored in double-figures in three of the first four Valley games ... made a career-high three, three-pointers against Northern Iowa (1/10) ... grabbed 11 rebounds against Indiana State (1/19), the first double-digit rebounding game of her career, and added a career-best four assists ... pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds against Missouri State (1/25) ... made her first-career start against Bradley (2/10) ... averaged 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in her seven starts ... scored 15 points, including a career-best 7-for-7 performance from the free throw line, and had eight rebounds, including a career-high six offensive boards, against Southern Illinois in the State Farm MVC Tournament (3/14) ... scored 17 points and had three assists against Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament (3/23).

Prior to ISU
Four-year letterwinner at South Side High School ... school's all-time leading scorer ... 2007 John Wooden/MCL All-Star Citizenship Award winner, given to an Indiana All-Star who excels in academics, athletics and community service ... four-time all-conference selection ... as a senior, she was named the Indiana 4A, 21 Aline and PrepSports Player of the Year and an Indiana All-Star ... helped the Archers to a 67-19 record in her four years ... led South Side to Summit Athletic Conference and sectional championships and the regional finals in 2007 ... sectional finalist in 2005 and 2006 ... prep coach was Andy Rang ... also played tennis for two years.

Personal
Shala Marie Jackson ... born Aug. 30, 1988, in Fort Wayne, Ind. ... daughter of Ann Jackson ... one sister (Shemon) ... majoring in recreation and park administration ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2009.