Lady Bobcats Add Jackson

Banner Elk, N.C.--Head Women's Basketball Coach Sebastian Wild announced the signing of Nicole Jackson (Amelia, Va.) to a National Letter of Intent today. "We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be able to add a student-athlete of Nicole's caliber to our upstart program," commented Wild.

Jackson, a 5'5 guard, had a stellar high school career at Amelia County High School in Amelia, Va. In addition to leading her team to four consecutive district championships and a number of regional appearances, she compiled numerous personal accolades.

Jackson is a multiple All-District, All-Region, and All-State selection and has been the James River District Player of the Year for the past two seasons. During her senior campaign she averaged 23 points per game with six assists and five steals per contest, highlighted by a 45 point performance (including eight three pointers) which was followed up by a 38 point output. Nicole's impressive on-the-court resume is backed up by her outstanding academic accomplishments. Jackson has been an honor roll student in all four years of her high school career, as well as the president of the Honor Society and a member of the National Beta Club.

"Nicole is an outstanding basketball player with an extremely high basketball IQ and a very refined skill set. We know she can score the basketball, but her floor vision and passing ability, along with her defensive intensity, will give her the opportunity to be an impact player on both ends of the court immediately," stated Wild. "She will allow us to play at a much higher pace both ways. There is no doubt in my mind that Nicole will have a remarkable career here at Lees-McRae College. We couldn't be more excited," he added.

Jackson will join early signees Emari Ready (Midlothian, Va.) and Amber Coleman (Alexandria, Va.) to form the backcourt of the future when they become a part of the Lady Bobcat family in the Fall of 2008.