|Wanda Burns Jackson was an all state performer at Southwest High School for Macon Sports Hall of Fame member, Coach Willie Goolsby before going on to Florida State where she became a legend. She is a member of the FSU Hall of Fame and is one of only four women’s players to have their jersey number retired.
As a sophomore she averaged 11 points a game and dished out 92 assists to lead FSU to it’s first winning season record since 1983. She led the Lady Seminoles to a 21-9 record and an NCAA berth in 1989-90 setting a record for three throw percentage while leading the team in scoring, three pointers and steals. In 1990 she set a single game record with 10 steals in a game and led the team in 3 point shooting on a squad that went 25-7.
She led the Metro Conference in scoring with an 18.5 points per game average. She scored in double figures in 38 consecutive games and was named Metro Conference Tournament MVP and Player of the Year. Wanda was named Hanes Her Way Woman of the Year and she was a second team All American.
She still ranks among FSU’s top 10 in four career and 11 single season statistical categories.