UWF's Courtney Jones Named To CoSIDA Academic All-America
TOWSON, Md. Ė
Courtney Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS) of the No. 1 West Florida
womenís soccer team was named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic
All-America third team on Tuesday, as selected by the College Sports
Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Jones is an Exercise Science
major and holds a GPA of 3.86.
Jonesí selection marks the first soccer player at UWF to earn Academic
All-American honors as selected by CoSIDA and just the fourth total. UWF
menís tennis player Jens Gerlach was named to the at-large second team in
1997, and softball teammates Blake Baskin and Sandy Morgan were second team
Academic All-Americans in 2000.
Jones has spearheaded a UWF defense that has allowed just eight goals all
season, and she has averaged 0.37 goals allowed per game, ranking her fifth
in NCAA Division II womenís soccer. The Argonauts (20-0, 7-0 GSC) will take
their undefeated season into the third round of the NCAA Tournament this
weekend, facing No. 9 Rollins at Carson-Newman on Friday at 4:00 p.m.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve,
maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have
reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current
institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since
the programís inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America
honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA,
covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team,
visit www.CoSIDA.com. For information
on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.