Jacqueline Hardwick

About This Inductee

Jacqueline graduated from Dallas High School and played basketball and soccer for 4 years and field hockey for 2 years. Her high school basketball career can be highlighted by team accomplishments that include Wyoming Valley Division II Championships (2002 and 2004), District II Class 3A Championship (2003), and the Wyoming Valley Conference Sportsmanship Award (2002). During her high school basketball career, she was selected as a Division II All-Star as a sophomore and senior and WVC Division II Player of the Year as a junior. She wrapped up her senior year by reaching 1,134 points along with three other seniors on her team. Jacqueline also played soccer throughout high school. In her freshman year, she was a starting forward and scored 13 goals and had 9 assists. The team became Division D Champions. Jacqueline was named WVC Division D All-Star in her freshman and sophomore years. She was named WVC District A All-Star with the team making District 2 playoffs in her junior year. As senior co-captain/sweeper, she helped the team to post 9 shutouts to become WVC District A Champions. Jacqueline continued her basketball career at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. After a losing freshman season, Jacqueline and her teammates set a school record for the most wins in Albright Women’s Basketball history in the 2005-06 season. In her junior season, she scored 10.9 points per game with 220 rebounds. She was named Albright College Most Outstanding Women’s Basketball Player. During her college career, she scored 1,016 points, the 10th women’s basketball player in program history to score 1,000 points. She helped the team to its first Division III NCAA tournament appearance in school history. In 2008, she became a Special Education teacher at Kenwood High School in Baltimore County. She coached high school basketball for seven years and high school allied soccer for students with disabilities for three years. Jacqueline provides instructional and compliance support as a specialist for Baltimore County Public School’s Department of Special Education. Much of the success in her career can be attributed to athletics dating back to kindergarten. It has provided structure, motivation, challenges, and resiliency that has helped mold her into the person she is today. Jacqueline is a member of the board for a nonprofit organization called Empower4Life who serve homeless youth through programming that focuses on healthy living. She also works as an instructional leader with her sister, Allison, to teach youth in homeless shelters skills needed to be healthy and productive in school, feel empowered to overcome challenges, and inspired to grow. The most important part of Jacqueline’s journey has been her decision to become a foster parent in 2019. She has had 5 children in her care with her most recent son in her home for 14 months. Although the experience can be devastating at times, the reward of each child and what they bring to this world is indescribable.