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KOAA Athlete of the Week: Pine Creek's Brynn Jackson

KOAA Athlete of the Week: Pine Creek's Brynn Jackson
Posted at 10:50 PM, Sep 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 00:50:22-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Pine Creek's Brynn Jackson was literally born to be an athlete.

Her father, Kevin Jackson, was gold medalist for Team USA in wrestling in the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona. Three of her siblings were also Division I athletes in volleyball & football.

This season, the senior is coming off a injury- ridden junior year, were she tore her ACL, LCL, meniscus, & hamstring.

9 months later, the Eagles starting shortstop is proving to herself that she is fully healed as she chases her dream of playing college softball.

"I am really proud of myself and how I've sprung back," Jackson said. "I'm really happy that I have gotten the opportunity to be the best I can be so it just means a lot that I'm doing good this season, so it feels good."

"Coaching 13 years in high school, she's probably in the top five athletes that I've ever coached," added Pine Creek head coach Kerri Millikan. "Just her work ethic on the field. She pushes herself extremely hard. She's a true athlete, a true competitor. And she wants to do the best that she can. So she tries to meet those every day."

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