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Collin College Basketball Player Named All-American

Collin College Student Taylor JacksonApril 15, 2016 – Collin College’s Taylor Jackson of Frisco has been named an All-American Honorable Mention by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Jackson, a 5-6 sophomore guard, led the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC) with 16 points per game, shooting 41.2 percent from the field. Jackson went 49-63 from the stripe in conference and 91-121 overall, for free throw percentages of 77.8 percent and 75.2 percent respectively.

Jackson recorded 114 assists and 85 steals throughout the Lady Cougars’ 32-game regular and post-seasons.

Jackson was also named First Team All-Region and NTJCAC Most Valuable Player.

"Taylor was a big reason why we won back to back conference championships," Lady Cougars Head Coach Jeff Allen said. "I’m very proud of how hard she has worked over the past two years."

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.