Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
UA's Jackson named freshman of the week
Arkansas' Jessica Jackson pulls up for jump shot over Oral Roberts defender Tysia Manuel in the first half of Wednesday evening's game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
Arkansas' Jessica Jackson was named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week Monday for the second time this season.
- Alex Collins, Football 67% 838 votes
- Hunter Henry, Football 8% 104 votes
- Jessica Jackson, Women's Basketball 10% 134 votes
- Bobby Portis, Men's Basketball 13% 168 votes
1244 total votes.
Jackson scored 15 points against Kansas and 16 points against Northwestern State in wins last week. Her 3-pointer late in the game helped the Razorbacks hold off the Jayhawks on the road last Wednesday.
The Jacksonville native has scored in double-figures nine times this season. She is averaging 14.6 points per game this season and ranks fourth in the SEC in blocked shots (16).
Arkansas is 10-0 this season and finished three spots outside the AP Top 25 rankings Monday. The Razorbacks are scheduled to host Tulsa on Tuesday at Bud Walton Arena.