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Tammy Jackson

Tammy Jackson American basketball player, center, Olympic bronze medalist

American basketball player, center, Olympic bronze medalist
Tammy Jackson
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Intro American basketball player, center, Olympic bronze medalist
A.K.A. Tammy Eloise Jackson
Is Athlete Basketball player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 3 December 1962, Gainesville, USA
Age: 57 years
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 190 lbs
University of Florida
list of University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame members  
Sports Teams
Washington Mystics
Houston Comets
Florida Gators women's basketball
The details


Tammy Eloise Jackson (born December 3, 1962) is an American former college and professional basketball player who was a center in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) for six seasons in the 1990s and early 2000s. Jackson played college basketball for the University of Florida, and played professionally for the Houston Comets and Washington Mystics of the WNBA. She is an Olympic bronze medalist.

Early years

Jackson grew up in Gainesville, Florida. She attended Buchholz High School in Gainesville, where she played high school basketball for the Buchholz Bobcats.

College career

After graduating from high school, Jackson accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she played for the Florida Gators women's basketball team from 1982 to 1985. During her four years as a Gators, she scored 1,895 points, completed almost 56 percent of her shots from the floor, recovered 1,141 rebounds, and blocked 121 shots on defense. She was a three-time first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection, and a senior team captain. She remains the third leading all-time scorer in Lady Gators basketball history.

Jackson was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1995, and honored again as an "SEC Great" in 2003. Jackson graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in health and human performance in 2007.

Florida statistics


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
1981-82 Florida 25 474 61.5% 67.7% 11.6 0.4 1.7 0.8 19.0
1982-83 Florida 27 560 55.7% 53.0% 12.7 0.3 2.1 0.8 20.7
1983-84 Florida 28 414 56.9% 50.7% 8.4 1.2 1.1 0.5 14.8
1984-85 Florida 31 447 49.7% 52.4% 8.9 1.6 2.8 0.5 14.4
TOTALS Florida 111 1895 55.7% 56.4% 10.3 0.9 1.9 0.2 17.1

Professional career

After her college playing career was over, she played in various international leagues due to the lack of women's professional basketball leagues in the United States. Jackson was a member of the United States women's national basketball teams that won a world championship in 1990, and a bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

When the WNBA began play in 1997, the Houston Comets picked Jackson in the second round of the 1997 WNBA Draft and she became one of the original players in the league. She played all but two games of her WNBA career with the Comets, mostly in a reserve role, as she played in 143 games and started nine of them. She was with the Comets when they won the three of their first four WNBA titles from 1997 to 2000. She retired at age 39 in 2002; at the time, she was the oldest player in the WNBA.

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