2016 OUTDOOR Finished 20th in the long jump at the NCAA West Preliminaries with a mark of 5.89m/19-4 ... entered the NCAA West Preliminaries with marks of 6.34m/20-9.75 in the long jump (No. 8) and 12.98m/42-7 in the triple jump (No. 12) ... her long jump mark came at the Masked Rider Open on May 6, while her triple jump mark was achieved at the ACU Twilight on April 27 ... that long jump mark was aided by a slight tailwind, giving her the wind-aided school record in the event, passing the previous record that had stood for 11 years ... her top triple jump mark was also a top 10 mark in the school record books, tying for fifth with her own mark set nearly a year earlier ... earlier in the outdoor season, she notched the 10th-best mark in Tech history at 12.74m/41-9.75 ... she's finished top eight in every event this season, including three first-place finishes ... at the conference championships, she tallied two more All-Big 12 honors after placing fifth in both the long jump (6.08m/19-11.5) and the triple jump (12.82m/42-0.75) ... was also named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2016 INDOOR Put together a strong final indoor season in the long and triple jump ... posted five top three finishes among the two events ... opened the season at the Arkansas Invitational with a pair of second-place finishes in the long jump (5.92m/19-5.25) and the triple jump (12.25m/40-2.25) ... improved at the Husker Invitational in the triple and recorded the eighth-best mark in school history with a mark of 12.71m/41-8.5 to finish third ... leaped to PR's in both events at the Big 12 Championships to earn two All-Big 12 honors ... finished fourth at the meet in the triple at 12.92m/42-4.75, the fifth-best jump in school history ... placed sixth in the long jump at 6.14m/20-1.75.
2015 OUTDOOR Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... opened the outdoor slate with a third-place finish in the triple jump at the UTSA Challenge at 11.89m/39-0.25 ... rattled off another third-place mark at the Texas Relays in the triple jump at 12.62m/41-5.0 ... hit a distance of 12.98m/42-7.0 at the Red Raider Open, which ranks fourth all-time in program history ... added two more All-Big 12 performer honors in both the long jump (third) and triple jump (seventh) at the conference meet behind marks of 6.13m/20-1.5 and 12.46m/40-10.5, respectively ... qualified in both disciplines for the NCAA West Preliminaries, where she notched a personal-best of 6.28m/20-7.25 to finish eighth to punch her ticket to Eugene ... at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, she finished 19th with a mark of 6.05m/19-10.25 to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors.
2015 INDOOR Competed in primarily the long jump and triple jump during the indoor slate ... notched five top two marks including three first-place finishes ... her first top mark of the season came at the Texas A&M Quadrangular in the triple jump behind a mark of 12.46m/40-10.5 ... recorded a pair of first-place finishes at the Masked Rider Open in the triple jump (12.51m/41-0.5) and the long jump (5.91m/19-4.75) ... set the school record in the triple jump after a leap of 12.81m/42-0.5 at the New Mexico Classic on Feb. 7 ... earned All-Big 12 performer accolades in both the triple jump (sixth - 12.47m/40-11.0) and the long jump (fourth - 6.03m/19-9.50).
2014 OUTDOOR Nearly earned national bids in the long jump and triple jump, finishing 15th and 16th, respectively, in those events at the NCAA West Preliminaries ... Broke the six meter mark twice--once at the West Preliminaries (6.02m/19-9), and the other at the Red Raider Open (6.03m/19-9.50, fourth place) ... Broke the 13-meter barrier in the triple jump with a 13.03m/42-9.00 leap to finish fifth at the big 12 Championships, earning one of her two All-Big 12 honors (long jump, eighth place, 5.81m/19-0.75).
2014 INDOOR All-Big 12 performer in both the long jump, where she finished third (6.06m/19-10.75), and the triple jump, placing fourth (12.29m/40-4.00) ... Won the long jump at both the Texas Tech Open (5.86m/19-2.75), and the Masked Rider Open (5.82m/19-1.25).
2013 OUTDOOR Competed in the 100-meter dash, long jump and triple jump...earned All-Big 12 honors in the long jump...finished sixth overall in the long jump at the Big 12 Championships with a career-best leap of 5.94-meters (19'-6.00") into a headwind...one of two freshmen to finish in the top-6 in the event at the conference meet...recorded three jumps over 19-feet on the season...recorded a season-best mark of 11.62-meters (38'-1.50") in the triple jump at the Aztec Invitational (3/16)...clocked a season-best 12.32 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the UTEP Springtime Invitational (3/23).
2013 INDOOR Competed in the long jump and triple jump...earned All-Big 12 honors in the triple jump...finished seventh at the Big 12 Championships in the triple jump with a leap of 11.86-meters (38'-11.00") on her second jump of the season in the event...one of three freshmen in the Big 12 to earn all-conference honors in the triple jump...recorded a season-best mark of 5.63-meters (18'-5.75") in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational (2/8)...finished second at the Masked Rider Open with a jump of 5.61-meters (18'-5.00")...recorded six jumps over 18-feet on the season in the long jump...finished 18th at the Big 12 Championships in the event.
SAGINAW HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in track and field and basketball...competed in the long jump, 100-meter dash and as a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams...four-year district champion in the long jump with a career-best mark of 5.86-meters (19'-3.00")...finished second in the long jump at the regional meet...career-best time of 11.7 in the 100-meter dash...named both Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the year as a member of the basketball team.
PERSONAL Gionna Marissa Jackson...daughter of Marvin and Collette Jackson...father played football at the University of North Alabama...uncle, Calvin, played basketball at Incarnate Word...has one sibling, Marlette... plans to major in Exercise and Sports Sciences at Texas Tech.