Emory's Misha Jackson Named To WBCA's Thirty Under 30 List

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Emory women's basketball assistant coach Misha Jackson has been selected as a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) inaugural Thirty Under 30 honorees.

The WBCA Thirty Under 30 special recognition program was created to honor 30 up-and-coming women's basketball coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game.

Each recipient has exemplified their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner and attitude and professional association involvement.

"From day one as an assistant at Emory, Misha has shown a passion, knowledge and maturity that players, coaches, parents and administrators have felt in awe of, said Emory head coach Christy Thomaskutty.  "Misha is so deserving of this award and I am blessed to work with her on a daily basis."

After wrapping up a three-year playing career at Emory that saw her finish among the program's top 10 all-time performers in 11 different categories, Jackson joined the Eagles' coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2013-14 season.  She then was promoted to a full-time post prior to the start of the 2014-15 campaign.

Inaugural WBCA Thirty Under 30 Honorees:




Mackenzie Argens

California Poly State

Amy Beggin

New Mexico

Gayle Coats

Wake Forest

Melissa D'Amico


Courtney Davidson


Maisie Elston

Birmingham Southern

David Foley


Alysa Horn


Aarika Hughes

New Mexico State

Ashley Hutchcraft-Nance

Conway High School

Jessie Ivey

West Florida

Misha Jackson


Vanessa Keeler-Johnson

Minnesota State-Moorhead

Kelsey Keizer

Southwest Baptist

Jessica Keller

Columbia College (Missouri)

Crystal Kelly


Kate Lynch

Southern Connecticut State

Joy McCorvey


Tamela McCorvey

Northwest Florida State

Katherine Menendez


Sahar Nusseibeh

Bowling Green

Kari Pickens


Alex Richey


Jon Silver


Joseph Silvestri

Central Florida

Stephanie Stevens


Kyron Stokes

Oral Roberts

Adam Tandez

Truman State

Lynsey Warren

Ohio Dominican

Ana Wurtz

Winona State