Colonie's Angela Jackson Earns Softball Team's MVP Award

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 24, 2001

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Angela Jackson of Colonie was recently named Most Valuable Player of Hudson Valley Community College's 2001 softball team. The sophomore pitcher, who led the Lady Vikings to a 22-9 record, also earned First Team All-Mountain Valley Conference and First Team All-NJCAA Division III Region III status.

As Hudson Valley's primary starter, Jackson compiled a 15-2 record this past season, and tossed a no hitter and a pair of one hitters. She was 28-12 in her two-year Hudson Valley career.

Jackson posted a 2.27 ERA with 101 strikeouts in 123 innings pitched in 2001. She issued just five walks. In two seasons as a Lady Viking, she struck out 194 batters and walked just 23. This year, Jackson hit .342 with 19 RBI and three doubles.

Jackson, who came to Hudson Valley from Colonie High School, will attend Cortland State next.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.