Lisa Jackson knows about winning, there?s no question about that. After all, she did win two straight Southland Conference Player of the Year awards. And, don?t discount the experience she gained as the top player on a team that went to three straight NCAA Tournaments. So, moving from player to coach should prove to be an easy transition for the most honored athlete in the history of the UTA women?s tennis program.
Jackson is in her second year as a graduate assistant with the Mavericks after winning the SLC?s top award in 2000 and 2001, and becoming only the third player in conference history to win the award more than once. She also earned first team All-SLC honors in each of those two years and as a sophomore in 1999, to go along with first-team doubles honors in each of the same three years. During her three-year Maverick career, Jackson put together a 72-42 overall record. She transferred to UTA following her freshman year at William Carey College, where she earned the team?s most valuable player award after posting a school record 15 wins. The Johannesburg, South Africa native was among the top-10 nationally-ranked singles players and among the top-30 doubles players in her native country before coming to UTA.