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Megan Jackson receives Dixie Woodall Inspirational Award

Miami, Okla. – Wednesday, February 27, 2019 ­– The eleventh annual Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Dixie Woodall Inspirational Award was presented to Miss Megan Jackson on Feb. 25 after the Lady Norse Basketball team defeated Seminole State College 69-52, as Jackson led the team with 20 points. 


(Photo from left: First Lady Donna Hale, President Jeff Hale, Dixie Woodall, Megan Jackson, Coach Jim Rowland)

Jackson, a sophomore from Tulsa, Okla., has been a team leader both on and off the court, achieving a 3.4 GPA. According to Coach Jim Rowland, she is the “glue” of the team and that type of athlete that every coach loves to have on the team.

Jackson was chosen based on her leadership, mentorship, and motivation of her teammates and the NEO community. Each year’s honoree encourages a spirit of cooperation among her teammates and possesses a high standard of achievement in all that she attempts.

The Dixie Woodall Inspiration Award was first presented in 2008. Woodall, an NEO alumna, achieved international acclaim during her basketball career, earning a silver medal at the Pan-American Games and serving as an assistant coach to the 1977 World University Games silver medal team. She has been inducted into the Junior College Hall of Fame, the National Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, and has been recognized as an NEO Outstanding Alumna.

“I always enjoy presenting the Dixie Woodall Inspiration award and am honored to have Dixie come back to campus each year,” said Coach Rowland. “She is truly a remarkable woman and has done so much for women’s basketball. She is a person I respect and admire and I consider it a privilege for my girls to meet her and get to hear her stories. It’s a rewarding night for the NEO Lady Norse Basketball Program.”

For more information about NEO Basketball or the Athletic Department, contact Lisa Severe at lsevere@neo.edu.

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