JONQUEL JONES in action.
#GEORGE Washington Colonials women’s basketball senior Jonquel Jones was named to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Second Team, the organisation announced yesterday.
#It marks the second year in a row Jones has been honoured by the ECAC.
#A three-time Atlantic 10 all-conference selection and two-time all-defensive team honouree, Jones finished her career ranking third all-time at GW in rebounds (961), fourth in scoring (15.4 ppg), fifth in blocks (177) and 23rd in points (1,171).
#Counting her time at Clemson as a freshman, she is one of 17 active players in Division I with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career (1,249 points, 1041 rebounds).
#In addition, her career 12.4 rebounds per game rank third among active placers and her 54 career double-doubles rank fourth.
#This season, Jones led the nation with 14.6 rebounds per game and ranked fourth in the A-10 with 16.2 points and 3.3 blocks per contest.
#The 6-6 forward from Freeport, Bahamas, was on pace to shatter her own single-season rebounding record at GW before she was sidelined by a shoulder injury, but despite missing 10 games she still finished third on the list with 336 boards on the year.
#A five-time A-10 Player of the Week, Jones recorded a league-high 18 double-doubles in 2015-16, her final one coming in the NCAA Tournament first round, when she had 20 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots.
#Jones’ list of accolades this season includes watch lists for the Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy, Wooden Award and USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, as well as all-tournament team honours at the A-10 Championship after leading the Colonials to back-to-back league titles.
#In addition, she is one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award.