NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (August 26, 2019) – Women's soccer junior Savannah Jackson has been named JWU Athletics Wildcat of the Week for the week ending August 25 announced on Monday.
The Wildcats of the Week honor is a weekly award given to the top-performing student-athlete among the 11 intercollegiate sports sponsored at JWU. Awarded to the top male and female student-athlete each week by the JWU Athletic Department, those named the Wildcat of the Week will become eligible to be named the Sergio's Player of the Month for the corresponding month.
Jackson, a junior forward, scored a school-record four goals to lead the Wildcats to a 5-1 season-opening win over the Florida National Conquistadors on Tuesday, August 20. After falling behind 1-0 in the first half, Jackson rattled off four-straight goals to record the sixth hat trick of her JWU career and set the school mark for goals in a game. It marked the 17th multiple-goal game in Jackson's career. Her second score of the contest (in the 48th minute) proved to be the eventual game-winner, marking the 15th game-winning goal of her career. With four goals on the afternoon, Jackson (105 pts.) became the first player in JWU history to record 100-or-more points for their career. Jackson entered the day with 97 career points, adding eight points in the win. As a result of her performance, JWU won its sixth-straight, season-opener and improved to 7-0-1 over the last eight season openers. Jackson currently leads the nation in goals-per-game (4.00) and ranks No. 2 in the nation in total goals (4).
Honorable mention: Sharell Nairn (volleyball) – Posted a team-best 34 kills, averaging 3.78 kills-per-set as the Wildcats claimed a pair of victories to start the 2019 campaign this past week; Vanessa Orozco (volleyball) – Registered a team-best 78 assists (8.67 aps) while recording 25 digs (2.78 dps) as JWU finished this past week 2-0; Bianca Torres (volleyball) – Ended this past week with a team-best 36 digs (4.00 dps) while posting a reception percentage of 91.1 percent (45 total receptions; only four reception errors); Denise Mendoza (women's soccer) – Earned her the first victory of her collegiate career as Johnson & Wales (Fla.) downed the Florida National Conquistadors, 5-1, on Tuesday, August 20.
Wildcats of the Week
Week 1 (Aug. 26, 2018) – Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138)
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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