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Alabama State Claims Ninth Sadie Magee/Barbara Jacket Award

Alabama State Claims Ninth Sadie Magee/Barbara Jacket Award

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Alabama State University Athletics Department claimed the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Sadie Magee/Barbara Jacket Award as the conference’s top women’s athletics program.

Alabama State finished with 94 points in the women’s final standings to bring home the Sadie Magee/Barbara Jacket Award for the ninth time in 10 years. Jackson State (85 points) and Prairie View A&M (83 points) finished second and third, respectively.

The all-sports awards are determined by program finishes in league sponsored sports. Each respective team finish is awarded a point value and the member institutions with the highest point totals at the conclusion of the athletic season are subsequently awarded.

Athletic Director Jason Cable stated, “We are incredibly proud of our Hornet women’s athletic programs, working so hard to reach this collective department accomplishment. The student-athletes, coaches, and staff achieved this great honor through focus, accountability, resiliency,  competitiveness, excellent work ethic, and team culture, SWARMAS1”

Alabama State won six SWAC championships this past athletic year (163 points) claiming league titles in the sports of Volleyball (regular season), Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Men’s Outdoor Track and Field, and Men’s Tennis (regular season/tournament). Jackson State (157.5 points) and Prairie View A&M (132.5) claimed second and third place respectively.


A complete listing of final standings and individual program point totals for the three awards can be found below.

2022-23 SWAC Magee/Jacket Award 

  1. Alabama State – 94.0
  2. Jackson State- 85.0
  3. Prairie View A&M- 83.0
  4. Gambling State- 69.0
  5. Southern- 67.0
  6. Texas Southern- 62.5
  7. Florida A&M- 61.0
  8. Alabama A&M- 55.5
  9. Alcorn State- 54.0
  10. Bethune-Cookman- 51.5
  11. Arkansas-Pine Bluff- 38.0
  12. Mississippi Valley State- 17.5 

About the Magee/Jacket Award

The Magee/Jacket Award is presented to the top women’s athletic program in the SWAC. It is named after former Jackson State women’s basketball coach Sadie Magee and former Prairie View A&M track and field coach Barbara Jacket.

Magee was the first women’s basketball coach at Jackson State, compiling four SWAC regular season titles and three-straight National Association of Women’s Sports National Championships from 1978-1980.

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