Mount St. Joseph University

Love at First Spike

Behavioral and Natural Sciences, Biology, Alumni

By: Sasha Feldmann

File Under: biology, volleyball

Indianapolis native Jadah Jackson ’18 wanted to find a school where she could commit to her education while staying dedicated to her favorite sport. Immediately, she fell in love with the Mount. Jadah chose to major in biology and join the Lion’s volleyball team. She found the perfect mix of academics and athletics in the heart of a big city.

Learning On and Off the Court

An outgoing student in high school, Jadah was ready to jump at any opportunity, on and off the court, to broaden her studies and improve her skills. She found that her studying and her playing both helped her as a student and an athlete. Her experience as a middle front for the Lion’s volleyball team complemented the lessons she learned in the classroom.

“I’ve learned a lot about leadership and teamwork,” says the biology major. In addition to building these invaluable skills, she forged lifelong friendships with teammates and coaches as well.

Keeping Commitments

Jadah was named an All-Sportsmanship Team honoree in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC). Her future plans include attending graduate school and pursuing a career in occupational therapy. It is true that juggling athletics and college courses isn’t always easy. Through the Mount, Jadah has learned how to successfully balance her study habits with her personal commitments.