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Jan. 16 - WEXFORD, Pa. – The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) has selected Bethany College senior Brody Jackson (Akron, Ohio/Manchester) as its Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 15.

In addition to conference laurels, the 6-0 guard was also one of five players picked for's national Team of the Week. Jackson had an extremely productive week for the Bison (7-7, 3-1) and helped them move into a tie for first place in the PAC. On Wednesday in a game that that doesn’t count in the league standings, Jackson was a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line and finished with 24 points, but BC came up on the short end of a 76-72 decision to Saint Vincent (Pa.) College.

Recovering three days later in a showdown at defending conference champion Grove City (Pa.) College, Jackson drilled six three-pointers in the first half and would hit eight of his team’s 17 treys in the 73-53 BC victory. In addition to scoring a season-high 28, he also gave out seven assists, as Bethany handed the Wolverines their first PAC loss of the season and pulled the Bison into a tie with GCC for the top spot in the league.

For the week, Jackson averaged 26 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists, while shooting 61 percent from the floor (17-28), 58 percent from the arc (11-19) and 100 percent from the foul line (7-7).

With the regular season more than half over, Jackson’s outstanding campaign continues to see him ranked among the PAC elite in seven different categories. He is currently the conference leader in minutes played (35.86) and is second in scoring (18.9) and made three-pointers (51). Jackson is also ranked sixth in free throw (82.2) and three-point percentage (42.9) and seventh in assists (3.86) and steals (1.29).

This is the second time Jackson has been recognized by the conference, as he also claimed the accolade for the week of Dec. 10.

“Brody continues to show he is one of the best all-around players in the PAC,” said Bethany head coach Aaron Huffman. “The Grove City game is a perfect example. Not only did he score 28, but he also gave out seven assists, which led to numerous big scores that helped us pull away. It’s great to see him earn recognition like this to reward the hard work he put in to get to this level.”

An elementary education major, Brody is the son of Reggie and Chris Jackson of Akron, Ohio.