Jones Tabbed Senior CLASS Candidate
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 21:09
Florida Gulf Coast senior Deon Jones was one of two Atlantic Sun players to be selected as a candidate for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award, announced on Tuesday morning. To be eligible for the honor each student-athlete has to have notable achievements in the community, the classroom, character, and competition, focusing on the total student-athlete.
Jones holds a 3.42 GPA as a dual major in Biology and Environmental Studies. He was named to the Inaugural Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference team in 2011 and earned ESPN Academic All-District 3 second honors as a sophomore in 2010. He is a three-time A-Sun All-Academic honoree.
Jones is a three-year Eagles Council (SAAC) member, serving as the Vice President in 2011-12 and the President for his upcoming senior year. He also represents FGCU’s student-athletes on the Ethnic Diversity Committee. He will be a team co-captain for the upcoming 2012 season.
Each of the 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists through the 2012 regular season. Those finalists will be put on a ballot for media, coaches and fans to vote on.
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