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June 14, 2013

Jackson wins gold, bronze in Pan-Am games

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Racquetball champ excelled beyond athletics

Sharon Jackson earned 13 varsity letters at Waldron High School. Originally from Shelbyville, Ind., Jackson now resides in Atlanta, Ga.

A natural athlete, Jackson graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama in 2012 with a degree in General Business with an emphasis on Healthcare Management. Jackson, 23, owns 26 national and world racquetball titles, including a gold medal in doubles and a silver in singles at the 2006 World Juniors. Jackson was the National Intercollegiate Women’s Singles Champion in 2010 and 2012 and Intercollegiate Women’s Doubles Champion all four years of college, 2009-2012.

Her most memorable racquetball moment occurred at these Pan American Games beating the #1 doubles team in the world (who hasn’t lost a match since 2009) 15-5,15-7 in the finals of the Pan American Championships.

“I was so excited when I received the call from Dave Ellis (USA coach) about a month-and-a-half ago,” said Jackson, “telling me that I would represent the USA in Cali for the Pan American Championships. Participating in this tournament has been such a dream come true...and being in the semifinals of both singles and doubles is just a cherry on top! I hope to continue playing for my country and bringing many titles back to the USA in the future.”

 

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