2008 A-10 Player of the Year Led GW to Back-to-Back NCAA Sweet 16 Appearances
Jackson Surpasses 500 Career Assists
Honorable Mention All-American by Associated Press ... Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Atlantic 10 and A-10 All-Defensive Team honoree ... One of three national finalists for Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes Division I's top point guard ... One of three players to start all 32 games ... Is 17 points shy of becoming program's 23rd career 1,000-point scorer ... Ranks third all-time at GW with 512 assists, 69 shy of breaking school record ... Also on pace to enter career Top 5 in steals, three-pointers made and free throw percentage ... Led A-10 in assists (5.34 apg) for third consecutive season, one of three players to accomplish feat (Dayna Smith, Suzie McConnell) ... Also paced league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.01) ... Ranked 23rd in nation in assists per game ... 168 total assists as a junior are fifth-most in single-season at GW ... Third on team and 26th in A-10 in scoring at 11.3 points per game ... Second in A-10 in steals (2.31 spg), fourth in minutes played (36.09 mpg), fifth in free throw percentage (.812) and three-point percentage (.400), and sixth in three-pointers made (60) ... 60 made three-pointers were ninth-most in a single-season at GW ... Averaged 12.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.7 steals in three NCAA Tournament games, highlighted by season-high matching 18-point effort in second round victory over Texas A&M (3/19/07) to earn ESPN Player of the Game ... Named Most Valuable Player and All-Tournament Team at the San Diego Surf `N Slam Classic after averaging 15.5 points and 5.5 assists in two games ... Matched season-high 18 points in upset of No. 11/10 Georgia (12/28/06) in Surf `N Slam Classic opener ... Named A-10 Co-Player of the Week on Jan. 1, for play in Surf `N Slam Classic ... Earned All-Tournament Team honors at BTI Classic after tying season-high 18 points and eight assists versus TCU (11/18/06) and scoring 17 points on career-high five three-pointers against No. 1/1 Maryland (11/19/06) ... Scored 16 points and handed out seven assists to earn CSTV Player of the Game at Richmond (2/3/07) and second A-10 Co-Player of the Week award ... Dished out season-high nine assists versus James Madison (11/25/06)?and Saint Joseph's (2/23/07) ... Scored in double-figures 21 times and had five-or-more assists in a game 22 times ... Invited to USA Basketball National Team Trials, but did not participate ... Preseason first team All-Atlantic 10 and All-Defensive Team selection ... Chosen team's Most Valuable Player for second straight season.
Sophomore Year (2005-06)
Named to the All-Atlantic 10 first team and A-10 All-Defensive Team ... One of two Colonials to start all 32 games played ... Paced Atlantic 10 in assists (5.5 apg) for second consecutive season and finished second in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.67) ... Ranked 21st in the nation in assists per game ... 177 total assists were fourth most in a single season in school history ... Became just third player in A-10 history to lead league in assists for two straight seasons (Dayna Smith, Suzie McConnell) ... Finished second on team in scoring (11.4 ppg)... Seventh in the A-10 in steals (2.00 spg) and 12th in three-point field goals made per game (1.75) ... Connected on team-best 56 three-pointers (56-163), 11th most in a single season in program history ... Led team at the charity stripe, hitting 82.6 percent (76-92) attempts, 10th best single-season effort in school history ... Averaged 37.7 minutes per game and played full-game 13 times, including all 45 minutes in overtime victory at Temple (2/24/06) ... Averaged 13.0 points and 7.5 assists in NCAA Tournament, highlighted by double-double of 15 points and career-high 13 assists in win at Old Dominion (3/19/06) ... Averaged 13.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.3 steals in three A-10 Tournament games to earn All-Tournament team honors ... Led GW with 21 points in conference tournament final versus Temple (3/6/06) ... Scored in double-figures 22 times and 20-or-more points on three occasions, including career-high 23 versus SMU (12/13/05) ... Scored 20 points in victory at Villanova (12/1/05) ... Recorded first career double-double with 11 points and then career-high 12 assists versus Dayton (1/6/06) ... Dished out nine assists versus top-ranked Tennessee (12/7/05) ... Established career-high with eight rebounds against nationally-ranked Purdue (11/25/05) ... Matched career-best four three-pointers versus SMU, at Massachusetts (1/22/06) and at Duquesne (2/10/06) ... Chosen GW's Colonial of the Week on 12/1/05 ... Named team's Most Valuable Player ... Already tied for 12th on GW's all-time assists list with 341 ... Currently sits sixth on career free-throw percentage list (.804) ... Preseason first team All-Atlantic 10 and All-Defensive Team selection.
Freshman Year (2004-05)
Invited to the 2005 USA Basketball U-19 Team Trials ... Named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year ... Became the first freshman in 16 years to lead the conference in assists average (5.12) ... Set a GW rookie record with 164 assists, which ranks fourth on the Colonials' single-season list ... Ranked second in the A-10 in steals per game at 2.69 ... Her 86 thefts led the the team and ranks ninth on GW's single-season ledger ... Also led the conference in assist/turnover ratio (1.82) ... Voted the Atlantic 10's Rookie or co-Rookie of the Week six times ... Selected as the team's Rookie of the Year ... Started 31-of-32 games ... One of seven Colonials to appear in all 32 contests ... Averaged 8.0 points per game ... Led GW in three-point field goal percentage (.336, 43-128) ... Third on the club in free-throw percentage (.761, 35-46) ... Scored a career high 17 points against Saint Mary's (12/17/04) ... Hit a career-best four three's and had 16 points versus Rhode Island (1/30/05) ... Tied her career high with four three's versus Fordham (A-10 Tour.) (3/5/05) ... Tied the Atlantic 10 Championship record with seven steals versus Richmond (3/6/05) ... Tallied a career-best nine assists against St. Bonaventure (1/3/05) and at Duquesne (2/10/05) ... Played a career-best 44 minutes versus Xavier (2/20/05) ... Made nine steals at Virginia Commonwealth (12/12/04), tied for the third-most in Division I in 2004-05 and is tied for second on GW's single-game steals list ... Registered five or more assists in a game 20 times.
Three-time team MVP ... Won the Prep Player of the Month Award as a junior ... Earned the Woodward Academy's Coach's Award as a freshman ... Three-time team captain ... Named to the all-region team three times and was the region's Player of the Year twice ... Earned second-team all-state accolades as a junior and first-team all-state honors as a senior ... Averaged 11.2 points per game, 7.8 assists per outing and 4.5 steals per contest as a senior ... Finished her career with more than 1,000 points and over 800 assists ... Helped lead Woodward to two region championships ... Also competed as a member of the Georgia Dream Team AAU squad for three years.
Kimberly Laurin Beck ... Born December 27, 1985, in Atlanta, GA ... Daughter of Shyril Elise Beck ... One sister, Robin ... Enjoys watching movies ... Hopes to one day attend law school ... Majoring in history.
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