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
Jackson earns third freshman of the week award
Arkansas forward Jessica Jackson pulls up to hit a jump shot over Ole Miss defender Valencia McFarland at the buzzer before halftime during Sunday afternoon's game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' Jessica Jackson was named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week for the third time Monday.
Jackson scored a career-high 31 points and 10 rebounds in the Razorbacks' win over Ole Miss on Sunday. The Jacksonville native also had 24 points in a game Thursday at Georgia.
The freshman is leading Arkansas in scoring and rebounding this season, averaging 16.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. The Razorbacks (15-4, 2-4 SEC) will play at No. 9 Kentucky on Sunday.