Congrats to Kaylah Jackson (Class of 2020) signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Austin Peay State University in Clarkesville, Tennessee. Jackson will receive a full athletic scholarship to play for the Governors, who compete in the Ohio Valley Conference. She was recruited as an outside hitter/defensive specialist for the NCAA Division I team.
Notes Riverwood head volleyball coach, Nikia Bynum-Isler, who also happens to be Jackson's mother, "Kaylah is a fierce competitor and one of the team's most vocal leaders. She's a student of the game and shares a wealth of knowledge with her teammates and demonstrates her knowledge when she plays. It is no doubt in my mind that she will carry that same competitive spirit with her to Austin Peay. Her court presence and versatility is what drew the coaching staff to her. We look forward to her doing great things next year as a Freshman."
Jackson played on the Riverwood Raider Varsity Volleyball team for four years; each year they earned region champion status, with appearances in the Sweet 16, Final Four, and twice in the Elite 8 rounds of the state championship. She received numerous awards and accolades, including reaching her 1,000th kill milestone in 2018 and 1,000th dig milestone in 2019. Named Region 6-AAAAA Player of the Year (2017, 2018, 2019), she was also selected as a member of the All-Area First Team for area 6-AAAAA (2016-2019) and the 5A All-State Team (2018-2019). She plays club volleyball at A5 South and serves as a student trainer for basketball at Riverwood. Jackson is also a Georgia High School Sports Association (GHSA) volleyball referee. Kaylah Jackson is the daughter of Nikia Bynum-Isler and Jerry Jackson.