2016 Chatham-Kent Female Athlete of the Year: Ashley Jackson

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Ashley Jackson with the Dalhousie Tigers – Photo by Dalhousie Athletics

After more than two weeks of voting, the Chatham-Kent Sports Network readers have selected Chatham’s Ashley Jackson as the 2016 Chatham-Kent Female Athlete of the Year.

Jackson was the 2016 Dr. Jack Parry Award winner, as Chatham-Kent’s top high school student athlete. While a student-athlete at John McGregor Secondary School in Chatham, Jackson played for the senior boys basketball team, and also participated with the girls soccer, and track and field teams. She upheld a 99% average while competing in high school athletics.

She also played for the London Ramblers of the Junior Women’s Elite League (JUEL) where she was twice named to the league’s All-Academic team.

Currently, Jackson is playing AUS university basketball for the Dalhousie University Tigers.

Jackson has appeared in all 7 of Dalhousie’s games in the first half of their schedule averaging close to 10 minutes a game as a freshman.

With more than 5000 votes cast, Jackson took 38% of the vote.

The runner-up for Chatham-Kent’s Female Athlete, for the second straight year, is Chatham’s Sydnee Baker. Baker started 2016 playing PWHL hockey for the London Devilettes, and ended the year playing University hockey for the UPEI Panthers. Baker took 30% of the vote.

Congratulations to all of the nominees, including runner up Sydnee Baker, Final Four nominees Payton Sabourin and Savannah Emmott, and CKSN’s 2016 Chatham-Kent Female Athlete of the Year, Ashley Jackson.

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