Two-time World 200m champion Shericka Jackson has penned a heartfelt message explaining how she feels after receiving a Honorary Doctorate degree from a Jamaican university
Two-time World 200m champion Shericka Jackson has expressed her gratitude at being awarded a honorary Doctorate degree by the University of Technology (UTECH) at the weekend.
Jackson was conferred with a Law Honoris Causa by the university during their graduation ceremony on Saturday.
The World 100m silver medallist was among the three outstanding Jamaicans to be awarded by UTECH during its 2023 Graduation Ceremony at its Papine Campus.
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Shericka Jackson was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Technology (UTech) due to her 2023 dominant exploits.
"It was truly a special and awesome day yesterday. I am grateful and happy to be conferred with an Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from Utech,” Jackson posted on Instagram.
“The rewards for working diligently, persevering, being resilient, determined, and focused can come from unexpected sources.
“Be encouraged. If your faith is strong, there is always hope for you. There are many ways for each of us to contribute towards building a better nation and encourage everyone to pursue their dreams no matter the circumstance.
“It’s indeed a big moment. I sincerely thank all who was involved in the nominating process for making this moment possible. To my amazing family, friends, sponsors, and supporters, thank you for the unconditional love and support. I appreciate it very much.”
Jackson’s brilliant 2023 season was the reason behind the honour bestowed on her as she defended her 200m world title and also won silver in 100m at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
The 29-year-old is also the second-fastest woman of all time in 200m after clocking a championship record 21.41 in Budapest.
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Jackson capped off her brilliant campaign by bagged two Diamond Trophies in 100m and 200m at the season-ending Prefontaine Classic, the final Diamond League meeting of 2023.