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Nia Jackson
Player Profile:
Nia Jackson 146058
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Chief Sealth HS
Experience: 3 Years


  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2008-09   30-20  741  24.7  64  150  .427  .250  30  53  .566  29  84  113  3.8  49  29  46  10  36  159  5.3 
2009-10   33-0  724  21.9  81  176  .460  12  .417  35  77  .455  71  124  195  5.9  72  46  42  20  42  202  6.1 
2010-11   30-21  717  23.9  81  188  .431  23  .348  33  64  .516  61  96  157  5.2  55  38  45  27  56  203  6.8 
2011-12   31-31  936  30.2  157  341  .460  30  83  .361  65  92  .707  71  138  209  6.7  75  40  65  52  49  409  13.2 
TOTAL  124-72  3118  25.1  383  855  .448  44  122  .361  163  286  .570  232  442  674  5.4  251  153  198  109  183  973  7.8 

Points: 26 vs. Stanford (01/23/10)
Rebounds: 8, 3x, last vs. Washington State (01/06/11)
Assists: 11, 2x, last at USC (01/13/11)
Steals: 7, 2x, last at Nevada (12/14/11)
Blocks: 2 vs. Sacramento State (11/28/10)
FG made: 8, 5x, last vs. Stanford (01/26/11)
FG attempts: 21 at USC (01/13/11)
3FG made: 3, 2x, last vs. Oregon State (01/23/11)
3FG attempts: 5 vs.
Oregon State (01/23/11)
FT made: 11 vs. Washington (12/31/11)
FT attempts: 15 vs. Stanford (01/23/10)
Double-Figure Scoring: 50
20+ Point Games: 10
Double-Doubles: 2
10+ Assist Games: 2

2012 Team Awards: Oregon Most Valuable Player
2011 Pac-10 First Team
2011 Media All-Pac-10 Team
2011 Team Awards: Oregon Most Valuable Player
2011 Team Awards: Best Defensive Player
2011 Team Awards:
Best Offensive Player
Pac-10 Player of the Week (Jan. 10, 2011)
2010 Oregon Invitational All-Tournament Team
2010 Team Awards: Oregon Best Defensive Player

Single-Game Assists:   11
at Saint Mary’s; Dec. 19, 2010  &  11 at USC; Jan. 13, 2011 (T-10th)
Single-Season Steals: 83; 2009-10 (T-6th)
Career Assists: 355 (9th)
Career Steals: 204 (4th)

AS A SENIOR | 2011-12
Started 29 games as UO’s starting point guard…averaged 8.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game while leading the Ducks totaling 99 assists…finished the season with 10 double-figure scoring games…led the Ducks in scoring on three occasions, and led UO in assists 18 times…was voted the 2012 Team MVP for the second year in a row by her teammates…scored 18 points and shot 10-of-11 from the free-throw line in a 102-93 win over Cal Poly (11/13)...scored 16 points and added five assists and a game-high fi ve steals in win over Weber State (11/24)...led the Ducks with six assists in win over Nicholls State (11/27)...scored 10 points and added three assists in loss at Fresno State (12/01)...led the Ducks with 13 points in loss at Denver (12/11)...scored 14 points and added a career-high tying seven steals in loss at Nevada (12/14)...recorded 10 points and a team-leading six assists in 79-75 win over Cal State Northridge (12/19)...missed Pac-12 opener vs. Washington State with right knee trouble (12/29)...scored 19 points and shot 11-of-12 from the free-throw line, while adding three assists, six rebounds and three steals in 88-86 win over Washington (12/31)...scored 13 points and dished a team-high four assists in loss at No. 4 Stanford (01/05)...delivered a season-high seven assists and added three steals in 83-62 win at UCLA (01/21)...scored 12 points and had a game-high four steals in 67-60 loss at Oregon State (01/28)...scored a season-high tying 19 points in 72-67 win over Utah (02/02)...scored seven points all from the free-throw line and led the Ducks with five assists in 67-62 win over Colorado (02/04)...led the Ducks with six assists in 67-62 win at Washington State (02/11)...scored seven points in loss to Oregon State, reaching the 1,000-point threshold for her career (02/25).

AS A JUNIOR | 2010-11
Before two knee injuries sidelined her for the final nine games of the season, led the Pac-10  averaging 17.0 points and 5.7 assists per game…was named to both the 2011 Pac-10 First Team and the 2011 Media All-Pac-10 Team…had the best season of her career, shooting a team-best .460 from the field  and .435 from 3-point range…made 110 free throws in 149 attempts at the stripe, and averaged a team-leading 2.6 steals per game…finished the year with 20 double-figure scoring games in 21 games played…posted eight games scoring 20 points or more, and recorded the first two double-doubles of her career in points and assists….led UO in scoring on eight occasions, and led the Ducks in assists 18 times…also led Oregon converting 8-of-9 three-point plays…was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the first time in her career after leading the Ducks to their first conference wins of the season averaging 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 5.0 steals per game, as Oregon swept the Washington schools and closed McArthur Court with two victories. In a 77-72 win over Washington State (01/06), scored the last 10 points of the game, and made four free throws in the last eight seconds, matching a career-high with eight rebounds, while adding four assists and a game-high five steals. Of Jackson’s 22 points, 17 came in the second half as UO erased a 12-point second-half deficit…in a 68-64 victory over Washington, led all scorers with another 22-point performance, and also recorded game highs with seven assists and five steals, while completing two 3-point plays (01/08)…was named to the Oregon Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.3 steals per game during the Ducks tournament win (11/28)…other season highlights included scoring 18 points (13 in the second half) and adding a game-high five assists in win at Portland as UO erased a 20-point second half deficit…instrumental in Oregon’s 100-71 win at Saint Mary’s, posting the first double-double of her career with 17 points and a career-high 11 assists along with a game-high five steals (12/19)…scored a season-high 25 points and recorded the second double-double of her career with a game-high and career-high tying 11 assists in loss at USC (01/13)…scored a game-high 24 points, tied a career high with three 3-pointers, and led the Ducks with four assists in an 81-72 victory over Oregon State in the first women’s game at Matthew Knight Arena (01/23)…scored a game-high 21 points in Oregon’s loss to then No. 4 Stanford (01/27)…scored a game-high 22 points and dished a team-leading four assists, while shooting 7-of-8 from the free-throw line, despite playing only 10 minutes in the second half with knee discomfort in a 90-76 overtime loss at Washington (02/03). With 4.7 seconds left to play in regulation, took the ball to the rack on Oregon’s final possession and was hammered in the lane and sent to the line with 1.3 seconds left, hitting 1-of-2 free throws. The collision took her out of the game for overtime and the remainder of the season.

AS A SOPHOMORE | 2009-10
Led Oregon’s offense from the point guard position starting all 34 games...averaged 10.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game...led the Ducks in field goal percentage (.467), assists (122, 3.6 apg; 3rd Pac-10) and steals (83, 2.4 spg; 2nd Pac-10)...ranked fifth in the Pac-10 with a 1.3 assist-to-turnover ratio...led the Ducks in trips (131) and makes (100) from the free-throw Pac-10 play increased her scoring average to 11.6 points per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor...finished the season with 20 double-figure scoring games and two 20-plus point efforts...led the team in assists on 17 occasions and led the Ducks in scoring four times...completed 8-of-11 three-point play attempts...led the Ducks with 16 points and seven assists while grabbing seven rebounds in an 87-58 victory over Portland State (11/29)...recorded her first 20-point game in a 98-92 victory over Washington State, scoring 20 points, shooting 6-of-6 from the free-throw line and dishing a team-best seven assists (01/03)...from Jan. 14-28, averaged a team-leading 16.4 points per game while shooting 58.3 percent from the floor...scored a career-high 26 points in an 100-80 loss to No. 2 Stanford (01/23)...tied a career-high with eight assists in a 93-67 WNIT second round win over New Mexico (03/23).

REDSHIRT | 2008-09
Used a medical redshirt after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee during the team’s international tour of Italy in September.

AS A FRESHMAN | 2007-08
Saw limited playing time at the start of the season, coming off the bench in 17 games...did not appear in the last 13 games of the season, hampered by two separate injuries...did not play four games (1/24-2/2) with a right quad strain...then sprained the ACL in her left knee, sidelining her for the rest of the year...season ended with her averaging 2.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game...registered career highs of nine points and seven rebounds during her collegiate debut vs. San Jose State (11/10)...other season highlights included providing a spark off the bench, scoring six points and dishing three assists in 24 minutes of action at No. 10 Baylor (12/12)...knocked down her first 3-pointer in loss vs. South Florida (12/18)...played 11 first-half minutes in Pac-10 opener at Oregon State (12/29)...late in the half snagged a steal at half court and was fouled hard on her way to the basket, but made two at the stripe to give the Ducks a four-point lead at the break...played 12 minutes off the bench and drained a 3-pointer, while adding two rebounds and two assists in loss to No. 7 Stanford (01/12)...her defense on Washington’s last possession forced a turnover leading to the Ducks’ 66-64 win at Mac Court (01/19).

A 2007 graduate of Chief Sealth High School in Seattle...a two-sport athlete for the Seahawks, played four years of basketball for head coach Ray Willis and also ran four years of track in the 100 meters and 100 meter a senior garnered several accolades; named 2007 Metro League MVP, first team all-state, first team all-state tournament, Seattle Times All-Star first team, Seattle PI All-Star team, Street and Smith All-American and Les Schwab Northwest Shootout All-Star game MVP...for four consecutive seasons led Chief Sealth to the King-Co District Championship and four straight state tournament appearances, including winning the state titles in 2005 and 2006, followed by a second place finish in 2007...also won the Metro League in 2006 and 2007... during her four seasons lost a total of only four league games...set the state tournament record with 10 steals in a single game in 2006 ...scored the most points (27) in a single game during the 2006-07 season...during her senior year averaged 15.6 points and 6.0 steals per game...junior year averaged 13.0 points per game...placed third at state track meet in the 100 meter hurdles as a junior..was a two-time Chief Sealth Scholar Athlete, and as senior won the 101 Club 74th Annual Scholar Athlete Award.

Played two years (2004 & 2006) for Tree of Hope, and played for the Chief Sealth HS Select team in 2005.

Parents are Craig and Turelane Jackson...graduated in spring 2011 with a degree in sociology...has two brothers; Caleb and Nathan, who played two years (2006-08) for Central Washington University...Nia is the proud aunt of her niece Blessing, and a nephew Noah.


What’s one thing you always do on gameday?
Take a nap

Favorite home cooked meal
Mac & cheese, fried catfish, yams

When you were younger, what do you want to be when you grew up?
a hair stylist

Favorite Oregon tradition
Holding up the “O” with your hands

All-time favorite Oregon athlete
Jonathan Stewart

One thing everyone should know about UO women’s basketball
We run, we gun

If you could be one person dead or alive?

One thing everyone should know about me
I love God