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  Dionnah Jackson
Dionnah Jackson
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Parkway West

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
08/15/1982

Experience:
2002-05

Sooner Honors

  • Kodak All-American honorable mention, 2005
  • Associated Press All-American honorable mention, 2005
  • Kodak All-District VI All-American, 2005
  • 2005 All-Big 12 first team, 2005
  • Finalist for the Wade & Naismith National Player of the Year Award, 2005
  • Finalists for Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award, 2005
  • Big 12 Tournament MVP, 2004
  • All-Big 12 second team, 2004, 2003
  • Big 12 All-Tournament team, 2002
  • All-Big 12 team by Dallas Morning News, Austin American-Statesman, Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Waco Tribune, 2005
  • All-Big 12 team by Dallas Morning News and Kansas City Star
  • All-Big 12 (second team), 2004
  • All-Big 12 Defensive team BY Austin American Statesman, Dallas Morning News and Kansas City Star, 2003
  • 2003 Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 Most Underrated and 2004 News All-Speed teams
  • Waco-Tribune Herald All-Big 12 second team, 2003
  • Bertha Teague Classic All-Tournament team, 2003, 2005
  • Pepperdine Invitational All-Tournament team, 2004
  • Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Classic All-Tournament team, 2003
  • OU's MVP, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • OU's Most Assists Award, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • OU's Best Rebounder, 2005
  • Team Tri-Captain, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Dean's List Honor Roll, spring 2002
  • Three-time Sooner Scholar and Commissioner's Honor Roll twice
  • After Oklahoma
    Was the final first round pick in the 2005 WNBA draft ... was drafted by the Detroit Shock as the 13th overall pick ... became the fourth Sooner to be drafted in the opening round.
  • Career at Oklahoma
    A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter ... concluded collegiate career
    ranked in 17 of 22 all-time categories including No. 2 in assists (606), No. 3 in steals (265), No. 4 in rebounds (829), No. 5 in blocked shots (64) and No. 9 in points scored (1,491) ... name also appears in numerous single season categories, including three times in defensive rebounds and assists ... played in all 10 NCAA Tournament games and averaged 10.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game ... also shot 48.6 percent from the field and 69.7 percent from the free throw line ... in Big 12 tournament action, averages included 14.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.6 spg and 4.5 apg while shooting 50 percent from the field and 85.3 percent from the stripe ... assisted OU to a four-year record of 92-39 (70.2 winning percentage) ... registered 10-plus points 80 times and had at least one point in every game she has played in (131).
  • As A Senior-- 2004-05
    Kodak All-American honorable mention ... Associated Press All-American honorable mention ... Kodak All-District VI All-American ... All-Big 12 first team ... finalist for the Wade & Naismith National Player of the Year Award ... finalists for Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award ... All-Big 12 team by Dallas Morning News, Austin American- Statesman, Kansas City Star, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Waco Tribune ... was the only collegiate women's basketball player among the top six finalist for the Coach Wooden Cup/Athletes for a Better Community Award ... averaged 14.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game ... shot 45.3 percent from the field and 74.5 percent from the free throw line ... ranked within the Big 12's top 15 in nine categories including points, rebounds, assists, steals and assists/turnover ratio ... became just the sixth player in the Big 12 Conference and second in OU history to produce a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Tulsa (D4), earning her Bertha Teague Classic All-Tournament honors ... set a Reed Arena record and had a personal-best 16 assists at Texas A&M (J22)... was one of 19 players in OU history to have scored 30 or more points in a single game, netted a personal-best 30 points against 2005 National Champions Baylor in Norman on Feb. 9 ... had 26 of her 30 points in the second half which moved her into OU's all-time top 10 list in scoring ... scored OU's final 16 points against the Lady Bears ... concluded her career with her 10th double-double of the season with 17 points and a career-best 17 rebounds against Arizona (M20) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... had 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists against Texas (M9) in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals ... registered six points, seven rebounds and seven assists against Texas A&M (M8) in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament ... scored in double digits 24 of 30 games ... grabbed a then-personal-best 15 boards and scored 16 points at TCU (D9) to break into OU's all-time scoring and rebounding charts ... one assist shy of a triple-double with 13-points, 13 rebounds and nine assists at Texas Tech (J5) ... two assists shy of a triple-double with 18-points, 10 rebounds and eight assists vs. Louisiana Tech (D18) ... had ninth double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds at Texas (F26) ... had 23 points, hit all eight foul shots and shot 50 percent from the field ... vs. Texas Tech (F23) ... also had four assists and four steals ... converted a four-point play at Colorado (F16) ... sealed the game against SMS (D11) by hitting 3-of-4 free throws in the final 23 seconds ... scored a then-career-best 25 points and had 13 rebounds for a double-double against Texas (J26) ... had 16 points and 13 rebounds nationally-ranked Iowa State (J29) ... was voted OU's Most Valuable Player at the team banquet ... also received the most assists, top defender and best rebounder awards ... co-captain with Erin Higgins.

  • As A Junior-- 2003-04
    Voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2004 Big 12 Tournament after leading OU to its second title in three years ... helped OU become the first school to win four games in five days ... produced a team-best 17.0 points per game in Big 12 Tournament play ... also averaged 8.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals ... voted to the All-Big 12 second team, as voted by the league coaches ... named to the Dallas Morning News first team and All-Speed team as well as to the Kansas City Star second team ... led the team and ranked ninth in the Big 12 in assist/turnover ratio with a +1.5 ... also ranked among the league's best in steals (4th), assists (4th), defensive rebounds (11th), free throw percentage (13th) and scoring (17th) ... averaged 12.5 points and 6.0 rebounds as a point guard while dishing out a team-best 5.0 assists and pocketing 2.3 steals per game for the season ... led the team in scoring with 14.5 points and ranked third in rebounds with 4.5 per outing in NCAA Tournament action ... also shot 47.8 percent from the field and a solid 85.7 percent from the free throw line ... played 71 out of a possible 80 minutes against Marist (M20) and Stanford (M22) in NCAA games ... finished the Big 12 Tournament ranked third in scoring (17) and defensive rebounds (6.25), fourth in total rebounding (8.2) and eighth in assists (3.5) for players playing in more than one tournament game ... shot 79.2 percent from the free throw line (19-of-24) in tourney ... led all scorers with 21 points in the championship game vs. top seed and then-second-ranked Texas (M13) ... also had game highs of nine rebounds and four assists ... hit a season-best eight field goals ... had 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and hit 7-for-8 from the free throw line against second seed and eighth-ranked Kansas State (M11) in the semifinals ... scored a team-best 19 points (third most for the season) and had nine defensive rebounds against third seed and 13th-ranked Colorado (M10) in the quarterfinals ... also shot 83.3 percent from the foul line ... produced her third double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Texas A&M (M9), while playing a complete game ... scored 14 of OU's 30 first half points against the Aggies ... was 10-of-11 from the free throw line under the two-minute mark ... hit 7-of-8 against Kansas State ... scored in double digits 24 times and had five or more assists 17 times ... was the team co-captain along with former Sooner Caton Hill ... had then-career-best 23 points vs Texas Tech (F25) ... dished out a then-career-best 11 assists in OU's 20-point win over Colorado (F18) ... grabbed a then-career-best 14 rebounds, including 11 defensive boards at Kansas State (J31) ... also scored 17 points, dished out seven assists and hit a season-best three 3s ... averaged 21 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.0 blocks in the two-game series against Texas Tech ... had seven assists to one turnover against Tennessee (D21) ... also had 12 points and six rebounds ... named to the Pepperdine All-Tournament team after averaging 12 points, 3.0 steals and 3.0 rebounds ... was voted OU's Most Valuable Player at the team banquet ... also received the most assists and best defender awards.

  • As A Sophomore -- 2002-03
    Was named to the All-Big 12 second team after averaging a Big 12 best 2.2 assists/turnover ratio against conference opponents ... also averaged 10.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.6 steals and shot 80.5 percent from the free throw line in Big 12 play ... led the team in assists (5.1) and steals (2.0) per game, ranked second in rebounds (6.5) and third in points (11.8) per game ... produced first double-double of collegiate career with 15 points and 10 rebounds against Wichita State (D9) ... scored 10+ points in 20 games and had five-plus assists in 18 games ... averaged 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game in OU's two Big 12 Tournament games ... nailed the game-winning shot at Baylor (J26) by hitting her only three-pointer of the game with two seconds left to give OU its first lead and the victory ... had a stellar performance against Texas (J29) with a then-career and game-best 10 assists, zero turnovers, nine rebounds, eight points and two steals in 38 minutes of play ... earned Hawaiian Airlines Invitational All-Tournament honors after averaging 16 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.0 steals per game against Fordham and nationally ranked North Carolina and Connecticut ... scored a season-high 21 points to help OU to a 66-63 victory over then No. 11 North Carolina (N30), just days after OU lost two starters to ACL injuries on the same day ... named to the Bertha Teague Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and shooting 50.0 percent from the field ... was one of only two players who started all 32 games ... was one of three team captains.

  • As A Freshman -- 2001-02
    Named to the All-Big 12 Tournament team after averaging 12.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game over the three-game span ... also produced a team-best three blocked shots and nailed an impressive 66.7 percent (16-of-24) of her shots from the field ... was one of five OU players to average 10-plus points per game in Big 12 Tournament action ... stepped up in OU's Big 12 Tournament opening game against Oklahoma State (M6) with a game- and team-high tying 23 points ... also hit 11-of-15 shots and had eight rebounds against the Cowgirls ... scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting (80%) from the field, had six assists and four rebounds in OU's 84-69 victory over Baylor (M9) in the Big 12 Tournament title game ... defensive pressure forced Baylor's All-American Shelia Lambert into seven turnovers ... was OU's first player off the bench ... averaged 7.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game ... was one of only six players to play in all 36 games in OU's run to the national championship game ... accounted for 6.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 2.6 apg in Big 12 play ... ended the year ranked second in steals (1.8) and assists (3.0) and ninth in scoring among Big 12 Conference freshmen ... accounted for 61 percent of OU's bench scoring ... scored 261 of 428 bench points ... dished out 104 assists and pocketed 61 steals ... scored 10-plus points in 10 games ... led the team in assists five times and steals seven times ... contributed 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game and shot 56.7 percent (17-of-30) from the field in NCAA Championship action ... scored nine points on 3-for-4 shooting from the field in the NCAA semifinal game against Duke (M29) ... also hit both free throws and grabbed four rebounds vs. the Blue Devils ... netted eight points in 17 minutes of play in OU's 94-60 victory over Colorado (M25) in the NCAA Midwest Regional title game ... scored 10 points against Hartford (M16) in the NCAA Tournament first round game ... cleaned the glass for seven rebounds against Villanova (M18) ... distributed a season-best eight assists vs. Tulsa at the Bertha Teague Classic (N18) ... named to the Dean's List for the fall 2001 semester ... was a Sooner Scholar and Commissioner's Honor Roll selection for the academic year.

  • High School
    Averaged 16.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 4.4 steals per game as a senior ... voted the 2001 Missouri Player of the Year ... named the 2001 West County Player of the Year and Missouri-Shawnee Gateway Classic Female MVP ... was a two-time All-State, all-metro, all-conference and all-district selection (2000, 2001) ... St. Louis American Fab Five first team honoree as a junior and senior ... left Parkway West High as the school's all-time steals and assists leader ... helped produce a four-year record of 102-12 ... played with the St. Louis Hoops team that placed fifth at AAU Nationals in 2000, earning AAU All-America honors.

  • Personal
    Full name is Dionnah Shawntee Jackson ... born in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 15, 1982 ... daughter of Frank Blanchard and Barbara Jackson ... has two sisters, LaTonya Jackson and Laquettia Blanchard ... majored in mass communications (journalism) ... nickname was "D".

    Season

    GP-GS
    FG%
    3FG%
    FT%

    RBG

    A
    B
    S
    PPG
    2001-02
    36-0
    .518
    .462
    .589

    4.7

    104

    9
    61
    7.3

    2002-03

    32-32

    .425

    .386

    .693

    6.5

    164

    7

    64

    11.8

    2003-04

    33-33

    .437

    .270

    .789

    6.0

    165

    22

    75

    12.5

    2004-05
    30-30
    .453
    .327

    .745

    8.5

    173

    26
    65
    14.6

    TOTAL

    131-95

    .451

    .332

    .714

    6.3

    606

    64

    264

    11.4


    Career Highs

    Points

    30 vs. Baylor (2-9-05)

    Rebounds

    17 vs. Arizona (3-20-05)

    Offensive Rebounds

    6 twice, last vs. Tulsa(12-4-04)

    Defensive Rebounds

    14 vs. Arizona (3-20-05)

    Field Goals Made

    12 vs.Texas (1-26-05)

    Field Goals Attempted

    20 three times, last at Texas (2-26-05)

    3-pt. Field Goals Made

    5 vs. Iowa State (2-22-03)

    3-pt. Field Goals Att.

    10 at KansasState (1-31-04)

    Free Throws Made

    10 vs. Texas Tech (2-25-04)

    Free Throws Attempted

    14Texas Tech (2-25-04)

    Assists

    16 at Texas A&M (1-22-05)

    Steals

    9 vs. Iowa (11-27-04)

    Minutes

    44 vs.Texas (1-26-05)

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