Reactions from fans were supportive to say the least.
Jackson's Instagram post, which he posted on Sunday, had over 30,000 likes by the time of publishing. For perspective, there are more than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students at UNC.
In honor of their engagement, here's are some fun facts we found about Copeland:
She's a Tar Heel fan.
She plays under the 23 jersey to honor Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
She's a philanthropist.
She spends a lot of her time off of the court volunteering, enough to earn her being named to the SEC's Community Service Team three years in a row. She's on the board of Gigi's Playhouse, which is a Down Syndrome Achievement Center in Gainesville, Florida.
Jackson wrote an essay in which he said he plays for Brooke.
I also play for someone special. Her name is Brooke Copeland, and if she can put up with me a little bit longer, I hope we will get married one day. We’ve been together for a couple of years now, and I’ve been blessed by God to have her in my life. She’s an incredible person — she’s set to graduate from Florida a year early! — and she’s an amazing basketball player, too. She’s taught me the importance of humility and has made me realize how meaningful it is to be a good friend. She’s also moved me closer to God.
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