Cox, Jackie Ramsey

Jackie Ramsey-Cox, 1970 graduate of Abilene Cooper, was an All-American skeet shooter and a seven-time world champion. She was a member of the young, upstart Texas Whiz Kids who won the 5-man team 12 gauge World Championship in 1972 at Rochester, New York with a score of 1242×1250. She once held a women’s world record for all-around high mark in skeet shooting. Cox won a Pan American gold medal and was invited twice to join the U.S. Olympic Skeet Shooting Team but was unable to compete due to school and career obligations. Cox set numerous world records, some of which have never been broken in 40 years. She has been inducted into the National Skeet Shooting Association Hall of Fame and the Texas Skeet Shooting Association Hall of Fame.