Monday, March 20, 2023

Beachwood’s Aryana Jackson signs with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Aryana Jackson on Thursday became the third Beachwood student-athlete to sign a National Letter of Intent this week. Jackson will continue her education and basketball career at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

“It was just about the feeling,” said Jackson of her decision. “I felt at home. Even though I’m going thousands of miles away, I still felt at home.”

Jackson, a guard, averaged 14.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game last season. She shot 31-percent from 3-point range with 51 3-pointers on the season and she shot 51-percent from inside the arc on her way to earning Second Team All-Chagrin Valley Conference and third team All-Northeast Lakes District honors.

She was named Beachwood’s defensive MVP and also scored the 1,000 point of her career in 2013-2014.

“Aryana brought another scorer/defender to our team last year and was a big part of our second straight regional final appearance,” said Beachwood coach Mike Coreno. “As a player, Aryana has the complete game. She can score inside and outside and is a great defender.”

Jackson has high expectations for her senior season at Beachwood but she’s also excited about what the future holds in college.

“It’s a little scary,” she said. “It’s a little scary because I’m not sure how they’re going to run it in college. I have a feeling it’s going to be really fun and a whole new experience for me to find myself.”

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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