Mississippi Senate honors JSU Lady Tigers basketball 

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JANS – On Wed., April 17, 2024, Senator Sollie B. Norwood led the Mississippi Senate’s honors for the Jackson State University “Lady Tigers” Women’s Basketball Team and Head Coach Tomekia Reed for winning the SWAC Championship a 5th straight year with presentation of Senate Resolution 71. 

The Senate also honored with a Senate Proclamation, JSU center, and SWAC Defensive Player of the Year, Angel Jackson, who was the 36th overall pick in the WNBA draft by the reigning WNBA Champions, the Las Vegas Aces. She becomes the second player from Tomekia Reed’s program to be drafted by the WNBA. The 6-foot-6 center transferred from USC to JSU in 2022, playing in 31 games with 26 starts the first season. During her career at Jackson State, she averaged 9.6 points and 7.0 rebounds. Jackson posted 171 blocks and 42 steals in 64 games with the Lady Tigers. 

On March 23, 2024, the “Lady Tigers” held Alcorn State to just 20% from beyond the three-point arc in a 3-for-15 shooting performance on the way to a (68-44) victory over the “Braves” at Bartow Arena in the 2024 SWAC Starry Women’s Basketball Championship game. JSU won their ninth SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship and their third under Reed. 

Jackson State “Lady Tigers” Women’s Basketball Team Roster is: Ti’lan Boler, Miya Crump, Laila Walker, Keshuna Luckett, Madison Roshelle, Mikayla Woods, Angel Jackson, Areyanna Hunter, Daphane White, Zakiya Mahoney, Ja’Leah Hickmon, Andriana Avent, Alexis Roberts, Hayleigh Breland, and Katelyn Brinkley; Head Coach Tomekia Reed; and Assistant Coaches LaShonda Cousin, Chase Campbell, and Jonathan Williams. 

Shown with the team are: Senators Joseph Thomas Sr., Hillman T. Frazier, Sollie B. Norwood, Albert Butler, Sarita Simmons, Derrick T. Simmons, Rod Hickman, Gary Brumfield, Bradford Blackmon, and Reginald Jackson.

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Mississippi Senate honors JSU Lady Tigers basketball 

By Jackson Advocate News Service
April 29, 2024