Former University of Texas and WNBA basketball star Tiffany Jackson passed away earlier this month from breast cancer at 37.
Jackson was diagnosed back in 2015 with breast cancer just a few months after beginning her job as a head coach at Wiley College.
She was born in Longview, Texas and attended Duncanville high school. Jackson led the Pantherettes to a state title in 2003 and was named a McDonald’s All-American shortly after.
Jackson was also a three-time All-Big 12 selection. She was voted as the national freshman of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association in 2004.
Jackson was originally selected with the No. 5 pick by the New York Liberty in the 2007 WNBA Draft and played nine seasons in the league before retiring in 2017.
During that time, she played for the Liberty, Sparks and Shock.
After being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer Jackson managed to come back to the WNBA and play for Los Angeles before retiring at 32.