Jackie Owens joined the SAAS staff as Executive Assistant to Senior Associate Athletic Director, Dr. Magdi El Shahawy, and to Denise Kwok, the Director of SAAS. Prior to joining SAAS full-time, Jackie gained experience in sports production, working for companies such as NFL Network, FOX Sports, Time Warner Cable SportsNet and the Tennis Channel. Most recently, she was an Associate Producer and Highlight Producer at NFL Network where she produced video content for NFL Network’s various shows along with game highlights for NFL games during the season. Alongside working for the NFL, she also was a Tennis Coordinator for the United States Tennis Association, where she helped manage both junior and adult tennis for the Southern California section.
Before her endeavors in sports production, Jackie attended the University of Southern California, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2013. She was also team captain of the Women’s Tennis Team at USC, and captured two PAC-12 team titles and made two NCAA Final Four appearances with her team during her tenure as a Trojan. A native of Maui, Hawaii, Jackie earned four varsity letters for Lahainaluna High School and was the ranked No. 1 in the USTA for the Hawaii Pacific Section where she also won the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.
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