Jones Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar

Photo Credit: Julie Fletcher/Atlantic 10
Photo Credit: Julie Fletcher/Atlantic 10

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island's Dawson Jones has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars, announced Wednesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Jones is one of just eight Atlantic 10 student-athletes recognized among the 265 Division I golfers to earn the distinction.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.20. Individuals must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

A two-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference performer and PING All-Northeast Region honoree, Jones led Rhode Island in scoring with a 72.8 stroke average this past year. He placed 15th or better in seven of URI's nine tournaments, including all four spring events.

The Howell, N.J. native finished below par in three tournaments over the course of his junior campaign and carded three sub-70 rounds. His low round of the year (68) came in the final round of the Villanova Wildcat Invitational, where he helped lead Rhode Island to a second-place finish among the field of 19.