AUGUSTA, Ga. – Kayla Jones was named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Softball team from Young Harris College.
Jones, a 5-foot 4-inch senior infielder from Covington led the Mountain Lions with a .386 batting average (49-of-127) in 45 games, including 41 starts. She also led Young Harris in doubles (12), home runs (6), RBI (36) and slugging percentage (.654).
Jones is ranked fourth in the Peach Belt in batting average, fifth in slugging percentage, sixth in doubles, 11th in RBI and total bases (83), 12th in on-base percentage (.420) and triples (2), 16th in home runs, 19th in hits (49) and 20th in runs (28).
Jones, who was named the Young Harris College Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2013, was also named to Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. Jones has been a member of the YHC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the past three years as served as the vice-president this year. Jones has a 3.504 cumulative grade point average as a history major.
To be eligible for the academic team, the student-athlete must participate in at least half of her team’s events and be either a starter or significant contributor, achieve a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and have completed at least one full academic year at her current institution. The conference’s sports information directors oversee and select the teams.
Jones joined three other Young Harris student-athletes as Peach Belt Conference All-Academic honorees, including Tori Dyer of Blairsville, Callie Holloway of Jefferson and Sydnee Weaver of Sylvania.
Young Harris led all Peach Belt institutions with four players selected on the 20-person academic team while Francis Marion University was next with three.