|Hometown:||Plant City, Fla.|
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011: Earned All-American honors as a utility player...Also Named First-Team All-Southeast Region and PBC All-Academic...Started all 55 games...Went 3-for-7 in NCAA Regional, with two runs scores, two runs batted in, and three walks...Led team in doubles (12), RBIs (48), walks (24) and on-base percentage (.449)...Second with seven homers.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010: Helped lead the team to No.10 in the nation on two occasions, highest ranking in school history… Named to the second- team All-Southeast Region team… Led the team in batting average (.356) with 53 hits… Led the squad in almost all categories… Tied for most homeruns with 13… Ranked third in fielding percentage (.988)… Named to the PBC All-Conference first team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Made an immediate impact in her first year as a member of the program… Played in 55 games with 55 starts… Ranked fourth on the squad in batting average (.298)… Led the team with six homeruns and 37 RBI and recorded 51 hits.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Durant High School in Plant City, Fla… Graduated in 2008… Played under Matt Carter… Lettered in softball (four years), volleyball (two years) and basketball (one year)… Helped lead her team to being district champions in 2006, 2007, and 2008…Part of the regional champion team in 2008... Named part of the all-county team in 2007 and 2008… Recipient of squad’s defensive player-of- the-year award in 2007… Named the team’s offensive player-of-the-year in 2008… Graduated with honors… Recipient of the Presidents award for academic excellence.
PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 10, 1989 in Plant City, Fla… Daughter of Steve and Diane Jones… Full name is Kristen Alese Jones… Has one brother Brett Jones… Major is undecided… Hobbies include fishing and going to the beach… Goals for the upcoming season include helping her team to be successful in any way… Favorite food is Moe’s Southwest Grill… Considers Evan Longoria to be her favorite athlete… Hairspray is her favorite movie… House is her favorite TV show… Favorite music group is Rascal Flatts.