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.