KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 22, 2019) – Junior Savannah Jackson was named the NAIA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending October 20, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday.
Jackson becomes the first JWU women's soccer player to garner this national award.
Jackson, this week's Sun Conference Offensive Player of the Week, recorded eight goals and two assists for 18 points as JWU went 1-0-1 in conference play this past week. The native of Winter Haven, Florida, helped the Wildcats reach the 10-win plateau for the second-straight season and second time in program history. Jackson began the week posting a school-record six goals versus Florida Memorial on Wednesday. She also added two assist versus the Lions. During the match, Jackson recorded her ninth hat trick of the season as well as the 80th goal of her career. On Saturday, Jackson added two more goals in a 3-3 (2OT) tie with SCAD Savannah, to increase her season total to 38. On the year, Jackson leads the nation in goals (38), points (80), goals-per-game (2.92), points-per-game (6.15), game-winning goals (9), and game-winning goals-per-contest (0.69).
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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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