Jackson Honored With C-USA Spirit of Service Award
June 11, 2014
EL PASO, TEXAS – UTEP senior hurdler Janice Jackson received the Spring Conference USA Spirit of Service award, the league office revealed Wednesday.
One student-athlete from each of the full-time members of C-USA secured the honor, which is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.
Jackson will be making her third appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championship later this week, competing in the 100 meter hurdles and as a member of the Miner 4x100 relay.
The All-American logged 39 hours of community service during the 2013-14 academic year, participating in activities that include advocating for anti-bullying campaigns, drug free rallies, literacy awareness in Read Across America and STARR rallies in middle schools across the El Paso area.
As a SAAC representative, she helped raise 27,700 pounds of canned goods for the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food, aiding UTEP to a victory in the annual C-USA SAAC Hunger Food Drive. Jackson also helped organize UTEP's annual Take Back the Night rally against domestic violence.
A native of St. Catherine, Jamaica, the C-USA Champion graduated from UTEP with a 3.93 GPA and is currently pursuing her graduate degree in history. She earned her second All-American honor with a fifth-place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.05) at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships, setting the school record, and was co-recipient of UTEP's 2014 Female Athlete of the Year award.