DURHAM, N.H. – Women’s basketball head coach Kristin Cole has recently announced Thursday that Megan Jackson (Manchester, N.H.) has transferred to the University of New Hampshire from Providence College.
Jackson, a New Hampshire native, will play basketball for the Wildcats at the end of December of 2009. Last season, she played in 19 games for the Friars, who went 12-17 on the season.
“I am very excited that Megan has joined our program,” coach Cole said. “She is an outstanding basketball player, a great person and a good student. Megan is a great addition to our family.”
She played one year of high school basketball at Manchester Central and finished up her scholastic career at Trinity High School. She reached the State Championship her sophomore season and also led the Pioneers to the state quarterfinals both her junior and senior seasons. Jackson posted 35 points on two different occasions during her junior season against Londonderry and Goffstown. That season, she averaged a double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds per game.
Jackson was two-time Union Leader First-Team (Class S-L) selection (2005 and 2006). She also earned Class L First-Team All-State honors in the 2005, 06 and 07 seasons.
Jackson played AAU ball with the N.H. Shooting Stars and the New England Crusaders.
The Wildcats will return to action when they host UMBC on Sunday, Feb. 8. Game time at Lundholm Gymnasium is scheduled for 1 p.m.