FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In recognition of her good works away from the court, junior Breana Jones has been named to the SEC Volleyball Community Service Team as released Wednesday morning by the league office. The conference sponsors a community service team for all 21 league-sponsored sports. This is the 12th such team for the SEC volleyball programs.
Last spring, she and teammate Adrien Wohlschlaeger organized the team’s cosmetics drive that resulted in donated items and more than $1,400 that went to the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter. Jones continues her work with the Children’s Shelter by volunteering 2-3 times a month and giving campus tours to the kids from the organization during the Razorback For a Day event. Jones also volunteers her time for reading trips to local elementary schools and helping at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter.
In the classroom, Jones carries a 3.615 cumulative grade-point average as an elementary education major. She spends 5-10 hours per week this semester as a student teacher at two local Northwest Arkansas schools. She is a two-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and is an on-going member of Arkansas’ Athletic Department Honor Roll. Jones has also earned Leader of Distinction status through the Razorbacks’ Leadership Academy.
Jones finished the regular season ranked first in the SEC and fifth in the country with her .436 hitting percentage. She also set the program’s single-season record in hitting percentage (min. 100 attacks) and is the first Razorbacks since the 2001 season (Libby Windell, .428). Jones had 13 matches with seven or more kills, including four contests with double figures. During the season, she established career highs of 15 kills at South Carolina (Oct. 25) and eight total blocks against LSU (Nov. 11).
Wednesday’s announcement is the latest round of postseason honors for the Razorbacks who garnered two all-conference accolades last week. Junior outside hitter Pilar Victoria was named to the All-SEC Team while libero Okiana Valle earned a place on the SEC All-Freshman Team. Arkansas finished its season with a 17-13 overall record with wins over four teams that were selected to this year’s NCAA Tournament.
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