Jordan Jackson
Jordan Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Flushing, Mich.

High School:
Flushing

Position:
Diving


07/11/2012

Fifty-Nine Spartans Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Honorees earned minimum grade point average of 3.7 for the 2011-12 academic year.

04/26/2012

Swimming and Diving Celebrates 2011-12 Season with Banquet

Spartans honored top performers at banquet.

03/28/2012

2011-12 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

Forty-nine Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

03/13/2012

Divers Compete at NCAA Zone C Regionals

Five Divers Competed at the Regional Championships in Indiana.

02/16/2012

Women Stand in 12th Place After Day 2 of Big Tens

Jenny Rusch broke the 50-freestyle record during her split in the 200 free relay time trial.

Getting To Know Jordan Jackson

Where were you born?
Charleston, South Carolina

What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be ... a gymnastics coach. Now I want to be ... a doctor (deliver babies!)

What is your favorite movie?
The Notebook

Why did you choose Michigan State University?
Eric Best

Who is your favourite MSU athlete of all time?
Steve Smith

Name one person living or dead, that you would most like to compete against?
Shawn Johnson

Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. Love Story- Taylor Swift
2. Hands Down- Dashboard Confessional
3. Always Be My Baby- Mariah Carey
4. Paper Planes- M.I.A
5. Love is a Beautiful Thing- Phil Vassar

Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
The entire summer of 2007 diving with Spartan Diving Club

GREEN or WHITE???
Green because it matches my eyes!!

Where in the world do you most want to visit someday?
Italy

Red-Shirt Senior: Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient ... Posted a season-best score on the 1-meter (302.85) at the dual meet against Michigan ... Recorded a season-best score on the 3-meter (374.78) at the dual meet against Illinois ... Placed 13th on the 1-meter (284.65) at the Big Ten Championship meet.

Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recipient ... Recorded a season-best score on the 1-meter (321.00) at the dual meet against Grand Valley ... Posted a season-best score on the 3-meter (316.40) at the Big Ten Championship meet ... Finished with a score of on the 3-meter (244.40) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Placed 15th on the 3-meter at the Big Ten Championship meet.

Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Red-shirt season.

Sophomore Season: Had a total of four top-three finishes in the 1- and 3-meter boards ... Placed third on the 3-meter against Purdue with a 276.0 ... Scored a 275.48 at the TYR Invitational to take third place ... Recorded another third-place finish with a 263.55 vs. Ball State ... Posted a score of 312.90 vs. Grand Valley State ... Qualified for NCAA Zones where she placed 22nd in the 3-meter competition and 21st on the 1-meter board...Season high on the 1-meter was a 312.90 and season high on the 3-meter board was a 286.58.

Freshman Season: Registered a season-high 261.60 on the 3-meter board vs. Michigan ... Won the 1-meter dive at Valparaiso with a score of 252.65 ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 1- and 3-meter dives.

High School: Two-time letterwinner for coach John Maxwell ... Two-time diving conference champion ... An academic all-conference and all-state selection ... Captured all-conference accolades in track three times and qualifying for the state championships in 2005 ... Named a scholar athlet all four years of high school ... Also competed on the cheerleading team for three years ... Ranked in the top 10 in her high school class ... Named to the National Honor Society and also served on the student council.

Personal: Born Dec. 4, 1988 ... Daughter of David and Jill Jackson ... Majoring in kinesiology.