LINDSBORG — Lundyn Jackson hopes to make a major impact on not one, but two Bethany College athletic programs this upcoming school year.
Jackson, from Colorado Springs, Colo., recently signed a letter of intent with the Swedes to play both basketball and volleyball. She competed at Sierra High School.
"Lundyn is an exceptional athlete who will be a valuable addition to both our basketball and volleyball programs,” Bethany women’s basketball coach Brett Morehouse said.
The 5-9 Jackson played four years of both basketball and volleyball. In her senior season, Jackson nearly averaged a double-double with 9 points and 9 rebounds a game. She had 22 steals, 21 blocks and 16 assists on the season.
She was the school’s Most Valuable Player in both basketball and volleyball. She was named to the second-team 4A Colorado Springs Metro League in 2015 and was also honorable mention Colorado Springs Gazette 5A-4A All-Area Basketball Team. She made the honor roll all four years and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
"She really impressed us with her ability to rebound the basketball,” Morehouse said. “You do not average over 9 rebounds per game without having a certain level of toughness and tenacity. Lundyn fits the athletic profile of some of the other great rebounders in our league with her length and ability to elevate above taller forwards and posts.
“Lundyn brings versatility to our defense with her ability to match up with both post and perimeter players. Offensively she does a great job drawing fouls as evidence by the 140-plus free throw attempts that she earned in her senior season alone. Over the next four years she has the potential to develop into a very good two-way player and we look forward to helping her achieve her academic and athletic goals while she is a student at Bethany."
Lundyn is the daughter of Thomas Jackson and Regina English.