San Jose native Jazmyn Jackson is a co-founder and co-owner of VIA in Oakland, CA, a professional softball player with Athletes Unlimited and a Team USA medalist. She also played DI Collegiate softball at the University of California, Berkeley (Cal) where she hold the record for the third-most hits of all time and third-highest batting average of all time.
As a Team USA member from 2016-2019, Jackson was a 2016 WBSC Women’s World Championship Gold Medalist and received Team USA’s MVP of the tournament, hitting .591 throughout the duration of play.
Jackson has played professional softball around the world and continues to play in America’s premier professional softball league, Athletes Unlimited, where she hit the first grand slam in its history in the inaugural 2020 season.
Jackson coached DI collegiate softball, serving as the assistant coach at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 2019, boosting the team to their first MEAC tournament win in over 8 years and watching her players set MEAC single-season offensive records as the team’s lead hitting coach.
Jackson received her B.S. at Cal in Business Administration at the prestigious Berkeley Haas School of Business. Mentioned previously, she is a co-owner at VIA, an organization devoted to empowering girls to trust in themselves and create a life they love from lessons learned through the power of sports. She enjoys reading, dancing, traveling the world, serving in her community, and spending time with her friends and family.
Jackson is a proud member of the Oakland community and finds joy in collaborating with local organizations like Chapter 510 and Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and coaching the next generation of softball players to be the best they can be on and off the field.
2022 Athletes Unlimited Championship Season - Rosemont, IL
2022 Athletes Unlimited AUX - San Diego, CA
2021 Athletes Unlimited - Rosemont, IL
2020 Athletes Unlimited - Rosemont, IL
2020 California Commotion - Los Angeles, CA
2019 Scrapyard Fastpitch - Houston, TX
2018 Forlí Softball - Forlí, Italy
2018 Scrapyard Fastpitch - Houston, TX
Congratulations to Jazmyn Jackson for winning the 2021 Civic Leadership Award, Presented by EY!
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The softball player talks with CBS Local's DJ Sixsmith about her experience in the new professional softball league called "Athletes Unlimited," the importance of using her platform to talk about social and racial injustice and the best parts of her experience at Cal Berkeley.
“This has just been an awesome experience to be playing here with all these women,” said Jackson in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “I was a little nervous coming here...
Howard’s former assistant softball coach is participating in Athletes Unlimited, a new league with a fantasylike scoring system.
Softball America's Kayla Lombardo spoke with professional softball player Jazmyn Jackson about what's to come for her with Athletes Unlimited, racial issues in softball, what the representation of Athletes Unlimited on television will mean for women and girls in sports and plenty more.
The California Commotion announced today the signing of outfielder, Jazmyn Jackson. Jackson becomes the first official player for the Commotion, who were added to the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League in 2019 and will participate in their first professional competitive season in 2020.
Jazmyn Jackson is a professional softball player and former Team USA Member who is breaking boundaries, and inspiring young female athletes everywhere to achieve their dreams. She also plays for Athletes Unlimited, a network of next generation professional sports leagues focusing on women’s sports, where she works as their Civic Leadership Manager. Girl Rising is thrilled to now be a charity partner of their organization, which elevates and celebrates the power of women and girls. We recently connected with Jazmyn to learn more about her journey, why she thinks sports are important for young women, and how she’s risen above gender biases in the sports world.
Sam and Jazmyn talk about her journey with softball including big moments, being able to focus on what's in front of her, and maintaining that calm, cool, and collected energy in all aspects of her life.