In Dallas on Monday, the world lost Tiffany Jackson, an All-American forward for the University of Texas Longhorns and the W.N.B.A. for nine seasons. At the time, she was 37.
As the university put it, cancer was to blame.
While Jackson was spending the 2015 W.N.B.A. off-season playing in Israel, she felt a bump in one of her breasts. She delayed getting tested until after the start of the season for the Tulsa Shock of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and her return to the United States.
She told ESPN in 2016 that she didn’t tell her teammates until the playoffs because she planned to return to Dallas after Game 2 of the series, regardless of the outcome, to begin treatment. Due to my fear of emotional breakdown, I ended up texting everyone instead of telling them in person.
Jackson was a dominant force on the court for the University of Texas Longhorns. She holds the record as the first Longhorn women’s basketball player to ever record 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 300 steals, and 150 blocks. After tallying 1,197 points, she is in fifth place. For more updates, you can visit on TheActiveNews.Com.