Emma Talley leads Alabama in search of its sixth straight top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships
OUTLOOK: Janie Jackson joined the Alabama program for the 2013-14 season after starting as a freshman at the University of Arizona (in 2012-13) ... during her first season at Alabama, she played in 10 events and 29 rounds as a sophomore with a 74.90 scoring average ... has five rounds of par or better and two top-10 finishes at Alabama ... played 34 rounds at Arizona and finished with a 74.56 scoring average, earning honorable mention All-Pac 12 accolades ... qualified and played in the 2014 U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2 ... underwent hip surgery prior to the start of the 2014 fall campaign, but is expected back for the spring of 2015.
2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): Ranked as the Crimson Tide's third-leading scorer with a 74.90 average ... lead the Tide in driving distance and boasted an average of 3.38 strokes above par per round ... had two top-10 finishes with a seventh at The Landfall Tradition and a tie for fifth at the SEC Championship ... counted toward the team score in 23-of-29 rounds to rank third on the team at 79.3 percent ... began her UA career at the Dale McNamara Fall Preview, finishing 55th 223 (74-72-77) ... was 55th at the Mason Rudolph Championship (76-76-78/230) ... tied for 36th at the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational with a 6-over 222 (78-70-74) ... shot 73-76-71 (+4) for a top 10 at The Landfall Tradition ... opened the spring with a tie for 63rd at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic (78-82-75/235) and then tied for 58th at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at 8-over (73-75-76/224) ... shot 78 in the qualifying round at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic ... halved her match with Denver's Elyse Smidinger to help Alabama advance ... fell to Mississippi State's Jessica Peng and Auburn's Alex Harrell in her other two matches ... led the first two rounds of the SEC Championship after an opening-round 68 ... finished tied for fifth at 3-over 219 (68-75-76) ... closed strong at the NCAA Central Regional with a final-round 2-over 74 at Karsten Creek to help UA finish second and advance to the NCAA Championships ... shot rounds of 82-77-74 to count toward the team total in the final two rounds ... tied for 33rd at the NCAA Championships at Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club ... opened with a 5-over 75 in windy and difficult conditions on the first day to pace the Tide scoring attack ... followed with a 69 (-1) in round two before a 75 in round three ... shot even par in the final round to help UA move into the top 10, finishing at 289 (+9).
2012-13 (FRESHMAN at Arizona): Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors as a true freshman for the Wildcats ... started all 11 events for Arizona and posted a 74.55 scoring average with three top-10 finishes ... finished the season 75th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... second on the team with 11 rounds of par or lower while carding three rounds of 68 ... low tournament was an even-par 216 at the PING/ASU Invitational, finishing tied for 22nd ... tied for seventh at the Pac-12 Championships, carding rounds of 75, 68 and 74 for a 1-over 217 ... placed fourth at the Bruin/Wave Invitational, shooting 4-over 220 with a second-round 68 ... finished seventh at the Windy City Collegiate Classic with rounds of 72, 74 and 71 for a 1-over 217 ... tied for 18th at the NCAA West Regional Championships with a 54-hole total of 5-over 218 ... shot 314 to place tied for 97th at the 2013 NCAA Championships at the University of Georgia Golf Course, where Arizona finished eighth ... placed 11th at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in the spring of 2013, firing rounds of 73, 76 and 76 for a 9-over 225 ... tied for 12th at the SDSU Farms Invitational at 9-over 225 ... played her best golf of the season in late spring of 2013, shooting just 6-over par in a three tournament stretch that included the PING/ASU Invitational, Pac-12 Championships and the NCAA West Regional Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Won three Alabama State Championships at Huntsville High School ... also garnered All-State recognition as a sophomore, junior and senior ... ranked in the top 20 of the 2012 signing class and was an American Junior Golf Association tour winner ... competed in the U.S. Junior Championships and advanced to the round of 16 ... participated in two LPGA Tour events, gaining entry as an amateur through Monday qualifying for the 2012 LPGA Mobile Bay Classic and the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic. She made the cut at the 2011 LPGA Navistar, shooting a second-round 67 ... won the 2010 AJGA Franklin Open while recording runner-up finishes at the 2012 AJGA Huntsville Open, 2011 Huntsville Open, 2011 Franklin Open, 2010 Huntsville Open and 2009 AJGA Rome Open ... daughter of Mark and Kelli Jackson ... majoring in communications studies at the Capstone.