Watten On Jackson: "Amber is one of the best all-around players in the country, and will definitely have an enormous impact on the positive growth of the Terrapin softball program this year. Graduating and transferring from Bethune-Cookman College, to spend her senior year of eligibility competing for the Terps and working on her master's degree at Maryland, Amber has proven to be a great role model for her teammates as she has been faced with many challenges in her adjustment between schools and programs. Amber is as demanding of herself on the field as she is in the classroom, which, as a result, has enabled her to further herself academically as well as athletically. She is a player with great strength and speed on offense, while possessing amazing range and game sense on defense. Amber is truly a leader by example, and is a player who has stepped in and provided immediate positive energy and unity for the team."
Before Maryland: Three-year letter winner and three-time All-American shortstop at Division I Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla. ... played the 2003, 2004 and 2005 seasons at B-CC, leading the team to an NCAA Super Regional appearance vs. Texas during a record-breaking 2005 season ... started 202 of 203 games played at Bethune-Cookman ... posted impressive career marks, including batting average (.465), runs (203), hits (285), doubles (45), triples (28), homers (34), RBI's (175) and stolen bases (74 in 81 attempts) ... named a first-team NFCA All-American in 2005 after batting .455 (fifth-highest in the NCAA Division I ranks), with 14 homers, 68 runs batted in and 33 stolen bases ... helped B-CC to a 49-19 record in 2005, including a title in the Gainesville, Fla., regional which included host Florida, South Florida and Central Florida ... B-CC went 21-17 vs. teams that finished in the top 100 of the NCAA's RPI that season, including victories over Florida (twice), Northwestern, Central Florida, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Florida Atlantic and UMass, all of which advanced to the NCAA Tournament ... was a third-team Easton All-American as a sophomore in 2004, leading the team in almost every statistical category, including batting average (.447) and homers (12) ... as a freshman in 2003, she batted an NCAA-best .493, drove in 71 runs and was successful on all 25 of her stolen base attempts on her way to capturing All-America recognition from Easton ... was a three-time MEAC Player of the Year.
Personal: Born June 27, 1984 ... granddaughter of Henry and Annie Fulcher ... earned her undergraduate degree from Bethune-Cookman College and is currently working on a master's degree in human development at Maryland ... sister of Terrapin teammate Sarde Stewart .. has three sisters and two brothers.
JACKSON AT THE PLATE ... Year G-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB 2003 BC 66-66 .493 203 63 100 19 11 8 71 25-25 2004 BC 69-68 .447 199 64 89 12 9 12 36 16-19 2005 BC 68-68 .455 211 76 96 14 8 14 68 33-37 Total BC 203-202 .465 613 203 285 45 28 34 175 74-81