Norfolk, Va. (Nov. 11, 2016) --- Delaware State head softball coach Amber Jackson, a former standout player at Bethune-Cookman University, is among the newest members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall-of-Fame.
Joining Jackson in the MEAC Hall-of-Fame Class of 2017 are former football stars Tracy White of Howard, South Carolina State’s Robert Porcher and Rashean Mathis of Bethune-Cookman, along with U.S. Olympian and former Hampton University track and field standout Francena McCorory.
Jackson was a Bethune-Cookman softball star from 2003-to-2005, leading the Wildcats to three consecutive MEAC Championships and NCAA regional appearances. She still holds nearly every major offensive record at the school, including top batting average (.464), RBIs (175), home runs (34), triples (28), hits (284) and slugging percentage (.797).
In 2007, Jackson was selected in the second round by the Washington Glory in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Draft. In her rookie season, Jackson led the league in RBIs and home runs and was named Player of the Year. In addition, she led her team to victory at the Cowles Cup Championship. Jackson finished her career in the NPF with the USSSA Pride, where she earned her second All-NPF honor.
Amber Jackson at Delaware State (2016)
Since 2015, Jackson has served as Delaware State’s head softball coach. She led the Hornets to MEAC North championships in each of her first two seasons and was selected as the league’s Coach-of-the-Year in 2016. Jackson has a 51-41 overall record at Delaware State.
The 2017 MEAC Hall-of-Fame ceremony is set for Thursday Mar. 9 in Norfolk, Va. The new inductees will also be recognized during the MEAC Basketball Tournament that evening.