PHOTO COURTESY OF SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY
Relatively speaking, Ariel Jones was a late bloomer. But once the Cedar Crest graduate came into her own, she hasn’t stopped blossoming.
Jones, a 5-7 combo guard on Shippensburg University’s Division Two women’s basketball squad, was recently named to the D2CCA All-Atlantic Region and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference first teams for her record-breaking sophomore season. This year, Jones set the Shippensburg record for points in a season with 690 total points, led the PSAC in scoring and ranked fourth nationally among Division Two performers with a 25.6 points per game average.
Jones reached double digits in each of the 27 games she played this season, a mark that included 22 games with more than 20 points and nine games with more than 30 points.
For Jones, 2018-19 was simply a continuation of a freshman campaign in which she was tabbed the PSAC’s Eastern Division Freshman of the Year, led the PSAC in scoring and set the conference’s record for scoring by a freshman, with 609 points.
– Jeff Falk