Jones Named All-America Scholar

Jackson Jones golfing.
Photo by Kimberly Moss

Kalamazoo College's Jackson Jones was named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America this week.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically in Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate's Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they must have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. For 2019-20 only, they must participate in 40% of the team's competitive rounds.

Jones led the Hornets with an average of 73.5 this season, the best single-season average in school history. He averaged 73.6 in league play, the third-best average in school history. Jones' career average of 74.7 is currently best in program history.

Jones shot a season-best 71 during the first round of the Irish Hillis Invitational at Grande Golf Club. He was named to the All-MIAA First Team and the GCAA All-Great Lakes Region Team, and was twice named MIAA Golfer of the Week.

Jones is the fourth individual in the history of the Kalamazoo College men's golf program to be named an All-America Scholar, joining Nick Ludka '19, Travis Veenhuis '19, and Phil Ritchie '17.

Having recently completed his junior year, Jones is a business major from Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Seaholm HS).

Coached by Mitch Wilson, the Hornets finished third in the MIAA this past fall before to qualify for the MIAA Spring Tournament; however, the spring season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.