Celebrating Black History Month - Denise Jackson
Feb. 15, 2007
Every day during February, the Big Ten Conference is profiling African-Americans from its member schools in celebration of Black History Month. The profile for Feb. 15 is of former Indiana women's basketball star Denise Jackson, entitled "Committed to Challenges On and Off the Court"
Denise Jackson was more than just a student. But, she wasn't just a student-athlete either. The former Indiana basketball star had a much greater responsibility than just sports and studies during her college career - she was a mother.
Jackson (now Salters) was six months pregnant with her daughter when she finished her junior season in 1983, which turned out to be the best year of her career.
That year, Jackson put up a career-high 592 points and pulled down a career-best 366 rebounds, which ranks second all-time in Big Ten history.
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