A piece on Nevada women's basketball guard Ashlee Jones' trip to Washington D.C.
For four athletes on the Nevada women's basketball team, the year was ripped away by season-ending injury
The 5-9 sophomore hails from Sacramento, Calif.
SOPHOMORE (2014-15) – Appeared in all 30 games as a sophomore, making 11 starts … got her first career start in the Nugget Classic Championship game against Ole Miss (11/29) … logged 650 minutes on the floor to average 21.7 minutes per game … averaged 5.2 points per game, totaling 156 points for the season … led the team and ranked 12th in the Mountain West in made three-pointers (44) … drained five three’s and collected a season-high 15 points late in the year at San Jose State (2/28) … logged a season-best 35 minutes twice, at San Jose State (2/28) and at Colorado State (3/3) … scored in double figures four times, including her first career game in double digits vs. Oregon State (12/20) … averaged 1.7 rebounds per game, dished out 54 assists, had two blocks at home against Air Force (2/25) and recorded 20 steals on the year … posted a season-high five assists twice, against Air Force (2/25) and at Colorado State (3/3) … scored in all but five games … shot 29.2 percent (52-of-178) from the field, 30.8 percent (44-of-143) from beyond the arc and 34.8 percent (8-of-23) from the free throw line … pulled down a season-best six rebounds vs. Utah State (2/11)
FRESHMAN (2013-14) – Academic All-Mountain West honoree … appeared in 24 games for Nevada during her rookie season … saw time in her first collegiate game during the season opener at Utah Valley (11/8) where she also scored her first collegiate point and posted her first career rebound and assist … averaged 1.3 points per game, totaling 31 points for the season … logged 117 minutes on the court, averaging 4.9 minutes per contest … collected her first collegiate steal versus Long Beach State (11/15) … season-high in minutes came at Fresno State (2/12), totaling 12 minutes of playing time … scored season-best six points twice, first at UC Santa Barbara (12/21) and again at Colorado State (1/29) … tallied points in nine of her 24 games played … went 7-of-8 from the free throw line … grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out six assists and collected two steals on the year
HIGH SCHOOL – Graduated from Bradshaw Christian High School in Sacramento, Calif., ... Lettered four years in basketball, where she averaged 14 points per game, four rebounds per game, and four assists per game during the 2012-13 season ... Named Sierra Delta League MVP as a senior, leading the team in scoring ... Named Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and first team all-league 2009-12 ... Played AAU for the Stockton Mustangs under head coach Que Ngo ... Member of the California Scholarship Federation and was named to the honor roll and principal's list at Bradshaw Christian High
PERSONAL – Majoring in journalism ... Daughter of Timothy Jones and Catrina Jones ... Has one sibling, Alexes ... Enjoys hanging out with family and friends, listening to music, traveling, and buying shoes ... Chose Nevada because of the journalism program and coaching staff ... Lists favorite sports moment as winning her high school's first Division V Section championship as a senior