March 20 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College senior Brody Jackson’s (Akron, Ohio/Manchester) list of accolades continues to grow, as he received a pair of All-Region awards over the last two days.
On Wednesday, Jackson became the first Bethany player to earn D3Hoops.com First Team All-Great Lakes Region honors since Keith Schubert earned the award following the 2001-02 season. Schubert went on to earn Honorable Mention All-American status as well, as did Matt Drahos is 2006, who was a Third Team All-Region pick that season. This year’s D3Hoops.com All-Americans will be announced this weekend during the Division III Final Four in Salem, Va.
Thursday saw Jackson pull in Second Team All-Great Lakes from the National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC). He was the only player from the PAC to receive laurels from the NABC.
The PAC Player of the Year, Jackson led the Bison to their third PAC title and NCAA Tournament appearance in his four-year career. The 6-0 guard ranked second in the conference in scoring with 20.1 points per game and three-pointers per game with 3.41. In addition, he was third in three-point percentage (44.1), fourth in assists (4.30) and seventh in free throw percentage (80.6).
Jackson’s final career numbers are just as impressive. He is the first player in Bethany history to play in the postseason all four years of his career, including three NCAA Tournament trips and one ECAC appearance (2007). He became the 21st men’s player in Bison history to go over 1,000 career points in February and ended his time with 1,175 career points, 11th most at BC. Jackson also knocked down 215 three-pointers to rank fourth on the career list at the school.
An elementary education major, Brody is the son of Reggie and Chris Jackson of Akron, Ohio.