Troy, NY--- The Sage Colleges graduate student and all-star short stop Kellie Jones (Troy, NY/Troy) was named to the 2010 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-Region Team for her outstanding play this past season. Jones was named to the 2010 Atlantic Region Third Team at short stop. The honor is a repeat selection for Jones who was tapped for the 2009 Atlantic Region Honorable Mention Team last season.
Among the many honors Jones has earned this season, she was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Third Team for her accomplishments both on the diamond and in the classroom as well as the 2010 Skyline Conference All-Star Softball Second Team.
An accomplished two-sport student-athlete, she wrapped her stellar career having been named Sage’s 2009-2010 Athlete of the Year at the annual Athletic Award Banquet. Jones not only played women’s volleyball and softball, but excelled during her career in both sports. She leaves her name in the record books in both sports and served as a team captain for both teams as well. She graduated with a 3.6 grade-point-average as a member of the accelerated physical therapy program at Sage and is currently working on her graduate degree. Her leadership skills and athletic ability are unmatched and was named the recipient of the Sage Athlete of the Year for her dynamic ability on and off the playing field. Twice over the course of the 2010 season, she was named to the Skyline Conference Softball Weekly honor roll for her play.
In softball, she was named the 2010 Gator of the Year as the team’s Most Valuable Player after her dynamic play helped the program this season. She was a dominant force in the league this season as she batted .426 to rank sixth in the Skyline Conference this year. She closed her stellar career with numerous single-game and career marks. Among the many highlights the three-time team captain set were most doubles in a season (14) and career (36), and most home runs in a season (6). She finished her career with a .380 average (11th best), after playing in 125 games (3rd) with 376 at bats (2nd), with 143 hits (2nd), 36 doubles (1st), 8 triples (5th), 13 home runs (2nd), with 87 runs scored (2nd), 56 RBIs (7th)and 23 stolen bases (5th). For the 2010 season, Jones batted a team-high .426 with 12 doubles, 2 triples and a team-best 6 home runs, while driving in 17 runs and scoring 24 runs and ranked among the top five offensively in the conference in sixth different categories.