Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.
Student-athletes, coaches, support staff, friends and family gathered for the annual banquet.
Behind Bell's Career Day the Waves Hang Tight But Fall 67-63 to Saint Mary's in WCC Tournament Quarterfinals
Bell scores career-high 30 points and six three-pointers.
Fifth-seeded Pepperdine now faces fourth-seeded Saint Mary's in the quarterfinals on Friday (March 2) at noon in the Orleans Arena.
Waves have a seven-game winning streak against LMU on the line.
Pepperdine celebrated Senior Day prior to its game against the Gaels. Photos by Martin A. Folb.
December 10, 2011, Pepperdine vs. Oregon State, Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, Calif. Photos by Martin Folb
Pepperdine vs. Cal State Northridge Photos by Martin Folb
Pepperdine vs. Santa Clara - Feb. 26, 2011
Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 67-39 win over the Lions.
CAREER: Through four seasons, sits atop the Pepperdine record book with 258 career steals ... Also averaged 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 31.4 minutes ... Has played in 115 games and started 100.
2011-12/SENIOR: For the second-straight season was named WCC Defensive Player of the Year and was also named to the WCC All Conference first team ... Voted onto the 2011-12 All-WCC Preseason Team ... Jackson started in all 26 games she appeared in ... Led the team with 14.2 points per game and was tied for the team lead with 5.5 rebounds per game ... Shot 73.5 percent from the charity stripe (100-136) and tallied a team-leading 67 steals .. Became the Pepperdine all-time steals queen ... Also led the team with 63 assists and added four blocks ... Had a season-high 23 points in a victory over Cal State Northridge (12/3) ... Also scored 20 points against Boise State (11/20) and in a victory over rival Loyola Marymount (3/1) ... Had a season-high six steals in back-to-back games in victories over New Mexico (11/26) and Cal State Northridge (12/3) ... Had a double-double vs. Portland (1/7), with 17 points and 10 rebounds ... Best night from behind the arc came at Gonzaga (2/18) when she was 2-for-2 ... Also tallied two three-pointers vs. Oregon State (12/10).
2010-11/JUNIOR: Selected as the 2010-11 WCC Defensive Player of the Year and was placed on the WCC's All-Conference first team ... Voted onto the 2010-11 All-WCC Preseason Team ... Finished the year ranked third in the WCC (43rd nationally) in steals (2.6) and minutes played (33.7), and was fifth in free-throw percentage (.826) ... Her free-throw percentage is also the third-best single-season mark in Pepperdine history ... Started and played in all 30 games with a team best 14.0 scoring average ... Collected 6.1 rebounds per game ... Runner-up to teammate Lauren Bell with 84 assists and 78 steals ... Her 78 steals tied her for the fifth most recorded in a Waves' single season ... Blocked three shots ... Scored a game high 29 points on 12-of-21 shooting in home finale vs. Santa Clara (2/26) and finished a rebound short of recording her sixth career double-double and fifth of the season ... Named WCC Player of the Week (2/28) ... Began the year with a double-double in the season opener vs. UC Santa Barbara (11/12), contributing 19 points and 10 rebounds ... Recorded subsequent double-doubles vs. Temple (11/26), Saint Mary's (2/3) and San Francisco (2/24) ... Pulled down a game high 13 rebounds vs. UC Davis (11/19) to go along with eight points and six assists ... Credited with a game high seven steals at Nevada (11/14) ... Led the Waves with 18 points and four steals at Fresno State (11/28) ... Recorded a 22-point effort at UC Irvine (12/1), in which she sank eight field goals, five free throws, and came up nine rebounds and four steals ... Started game vs. Cal Poly (12/20) 6-of-6 from the floor en route to scoring 16 points ... Finished double overtime game at Portland (2/10) with 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists ... Scored six of those 15 points in the final 15 seconds of regulation to send game into overtime ... Went 7-of-7 from the free-throw line in consecutive games vs. Loyola Marymount (2/19) and San Francisco (2/24).
2009-10/SOPHOMORE: Named All-WCC honorable mention for the second straight year as a sophomore ... Finished second on the team in scoring (11.5), rebounding (5.7) and assists (2.7) and led the squad in steals (1.8) ... Shot 80.1% (113-for-141) from the foul line ... On Pepperdine's single-season records list, those figures rank sixth in free throw percentage and tied for ninth in free throws made ... In the WCC, ranked fifth in steals, tied for seventh in assists, eighth in free throw percentage, 10th in rebounds and 15th in scoring ... Scored in double-figures 19 times ... Scored a season-high 20 points at Loyola Marymount (2/6) ... Pulled down 10 rebounds in a game three times ... Other season highs were eight assists at San Francisco (1/16), four steals (several times), two three-pointers at Kansas (12/30) and 43 minutes at San Diego State (12/8).
2008-09/FRESHMAN: Earned All-WCC honorable mention notice and was named to the WCC All-Freshman team ... Finished as Pepperdine's second-leading scorer, averaging 9.6 points ... Played in 27 games and started 12 ... Also averaged 3.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals, 1.8 assists and 23.9 minutes ... In the WCC, ranked fifth in steals and 18th in scoring ... Made a team-high 71 free throws ... Had 14 games with double-figure scoring ... Had a season-high 23 points at Santa Clara, most by any Pepperdine player all season ... Hit seven of 10 shots and eight of nine free throws in that game ... Scored 17 points at Loyola Marymount and 16 at UCLA ... Posted a double-double with 12 points and a season-best 10 rebounds at Cal State Bakersfield ... Other season highs were six assists (vs. Gonzaga), five steals (three times, all in a four-game span), two blocks (at San Diego) and 34 minutes (at Santa Clara).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, located in San Francisco, Calif., in 2008 ... Played four years of varsity basketball ... Her senior year honors included EA Sports All-American, MaxPreps All-American honorable mention, all-state first team and Northern California Division III player of the year ... Won three straight San Francisco Examiner City Player of the Year honors and two San Francisco Chronicle Metro Player of the Year awards ... Named the West Catholic Athletic League MVP as a senior, to the first team as a junior and sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman ... Averaged between 12 and 14 points a game her final three seasons ... In her four years, Sacred Heart went 126-8, including a 56-game winning streak, won a national championship in 2008 and captured three Division III state titles ... Prep teammates with Pepperdine's Lauren Bell ... Also lettered in softball.
CLUB: Played for the Mission Recreation Center Rebels.
PERSONAL: Born in Oakland, Calif. ... Sociology major ... Daughter of Trina and Ronald Jackson ... Her mother played basketball for San Francisco State, where she was a two-time All-American and set records for scoring and rebounding ... Sister of Ronald and Kamilah ... Traveled to Spain on an educational trip her senior year of high school ... Chose Pepperdine "because I fell in love with the campus and its location. The school is very serious about education. I like that it's a dry campus and the basketball coaches and players are the best."
FAVORITES: Hobbies include playing softball and braiding hair ... Lists her sports hero as Jackie Joyner-Kersee "because she has asthma and was still the best at her sport, and she motivates me to strive for perfection" ... Favorite pro basketball player is Carmelo Anthony ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Denver Nuggets ... Favorite book is Race Matters ... Favorite movie is Dear John ... Favorite musical artists are Leona Lewis and Trey Songz ... Favorite sports other than basketball are volleyball and softball ... Enjoys basketball because "it's competitive and I love how every game there's at least one person with as much enthusiasm as me. It also keeps me in great shape."