Storm forward Lauren Jackson won the ESPY Award as the Best WNBA Player for the third time in her career at the 2008 ESPYs, hosted Wednesday and televised last night. Previously, Jackson won for her 2004 MVP campaign and also in 2005. Just four players have ever won the Best WNBA Player ESPY – Jackson, current Storm teammate Sheryl Swoopes (2x), Lisa Leslie (3x) and Cynthia Cooper (3x).
Jackson was also nominated for Best Female International Athlete, which was won by Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa.
Since Jackson returned Down Under, she’s been in the spotlight in the Australian media. She appeared on the Sunrise morning show and on the World Wide of Sports. Here’s a good feature from the Herald Sun.
“Achieving the gold medal is the one last thing I really, really want to get,” Jackson told the Herald Sun.