Jones a Capital One Academic All-District First Team Selection

Shannon Jones

May 3, 2012

Chalk up another accolade for Siena softball's Shannon Jones. The junior received word Thursday that she was one of just 11 Division I players in the region to be named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team. As a result, Jones is now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

One of just three juniors on the District 1 team, Jones has had a history-making season for Siena in 2012. She's broken the program's single-season records for home runs (13) and runs (41), and sits just one hit and five RBI away from the top totals in those categories as well with four regular-season games left on the schedule.

Off the field, Jones carries a 3.43 cumulative GPA while majoring in Biology. She was a MAAC All-Academic Team selection in 2011, and was named Siena's Female Student Athlete of the Year at Tuesday's annual All-Sport Celebration.

Jones now continues to the national ballot, and is eligible to make one of three Academic All-America teams. Those teams will be released on June 1.