Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Jackson was selected by strength coach Bryan Jovick, CSCS, who said, "Meesha is a lead-by-example athlete who does not accept anything less than her best effort. In four early-season tournaments she played in, she made the all-tournament team in each of them. She was also named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference 1st team this fall. She led the league in hitting percentage (.371) and blocks (1.32 bpg) while also ranking in the top ten in kills (3.39 kpg) and points (4.15ppg). Jackson posted twenty-two double-digit kill performances and recorded 10 or more blocks twice last season (2006). She was a walk-on member of the women's basketball team and posted a double-double performances in her first two games. Her efforts helped break the team's 30-game losing streak that extended back to the previous season." Robert Jursnick, NSCA's Executive Director adds, The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied in collegiate athletics. These student-athletes attest to this understanding, and are to be applauded for their hard work and dedication." The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year Award program is in its 28th year, and is made possible by a grant from Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, Tennessee fitness product leader.