Gail Jackson was a standout player for the Westbrook High School, graduating in 1980 after leading her team to three straight Gold Balls. During her high school career, Gail was named second team All-State her sophomore and junior seasons and gained first team honors her senior year. Along with teammate Lisa Blais, the Blue Blazes dominated Class A basketball for four seasons.
Gail accepted a scholarship to UNH after high school; she help lead the Wildcats to one of their most productive eras and in the process, became a dominate inside player, leading her team in rebounds each year. Gail sits third in UNH history for rebounds in a season.