Youngstown State senior high jumper Abby Jones was been named Third-Team Google Cloud Academic All-America selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Jones becomes the first-ever female track and field athlete to be recognized with Academic All-America honors and the first since Aaron Merrill was a second-team pick in 2010. She also becomes the second Penguin this year to earn Academic All-America honors, joining Mary Dunn of the women's basketball team, who was a third-team selection back in March.
The Franklin, Pa., native owns a 4.00 grade-point average and is a Physical Education major at YSU. Jones was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team in 2017-18 and 2018-19, as well as a four-time member of the Horizon League All-Academic Team (Outdoor/Indoor). During the outdoor season, she won the high jump at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships for the third consecutive year with a season-best mark of 1.72m.