Chelsea Jones
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Chelsea Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Reno, Okla.

High School:
El Reno High

Height:
5-10

Position:
Pitcher/Outfielder

B/T:
R/R

10/03/2014

MSU Softball Earns NFCA Team Academic Honors, 10 Individuals Honored

Bears ranked 25th in the country with a team GPA of 3.44

05/19/2014

Duckworth, Jones, Sullinger Receive MVC Scholar-Athlete Accolades

Heather Duckworth named MVC Scholar-Athlete first teamer, Chelsea Jones and Bethany Sullinger named to honorable mention squad

05/08/2014

Bears Rally, Fall in Quarterfinals of MVC Tournament

Missouri State rallies from a four-run deficit, but drops the quarterfinal matchup against Bradley to end the season

05/08/2014

Softball Scores Early, Survives Late to Advance in MVC Tournament

Missouri State holds on for 4-3 win against UNI to advance to quarterfinals later today versus Bradley

05/07/2014

Bears Open MVC Tournament Thursday Versus UNI

Missouri State will face UNI in the opening round of the MVC Tournament in Normal, Ill., on Thursday

04/28/2013

Chelsea Jones talks about her day against Creighton

Chelsea Jones talks about her day against Creighton

02/25/2013

Chelsea Jones on her seventh straight win

Chelsea Jones on her seventh straight win

Honors
-MVC Pitcher of the Week (3/17/14, 3/3/14)
-MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention Team (2014, 2013)
-MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (May 10, 2013)
-CollegeSportsMadness.com Player of the Week (2/18/13)
-Blues City Classic All-Tournament Team (2012)
-MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2013, 2012)
-MVC Honor Roll (2014)
-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Jones provides quality and leadership in the circle and in the outfield with a powerful bat in the MSU lineup.

2014 [-Junior-]
Jones played in 54 of the Bears' 55 games with 53 starts ... hit a career-best .268 with additional career-highs in at-bats (149), runs scored (15), hits (40), doubles (12), home runs (4), runs batted in (32) and walks (14) ... her five sacrifice flies were the most in school history since 1990 and she finished the season ranked 13th in nation with those five sac flies ... tied for the team lead and eighth in the MVC with 12 doubles ... struck out just 10 times in 54 games at 0.19 strikeout per game, she ranked fifth in the MVC ... hit three doubles in the game at UT Arlington (Feb. 14) with three RBI ... had a season-best seven-game hitting streak from March 1 to March 13 raising her average over 100 points during that span ... launched first home run of the season at Oklahoma State (March 9) ... belted home runs in back-to-back Valley games against UNI (April 19) and Wichita State (April 22) ... had seven multi-RBI games, third-most on the team ... went 9-9 with a 3.50 ERA in 32 appearances in the circle ... ranked 10th in the Valley in earned run average ... walked just 25 hitters on the season, third fewest among league hurlers ... topped the league and ranked 49th in the nation for fewest walks per game (1.43) ... tossed a complete game three-hit shutout against South Dakota State (Feb. 15) ... struck out a season-best five hitters while hurling a five-hit complete game shutout at SEMO (March 1) ... named MVC Pitcher of the Week on March 3 and March 17 ... had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage on 61 chances on the year ... earned MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention team accolades for the second-straight season.

2013 [-Sophomore-]
Jones carried the Bears in 2013, tossing 231.2 innings, the sixth-most innings in a single season in MSU history and second-most by an MVC pitcher ... improved her ERA and opponent's batting average while continuing to strike out more hitters than walks given up ... tied for fourth among Valley hurlers with 15 wins ... induced a league-leading 338 ground ball outs ... had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage on 75 chances ... very productive in just six plate appearances, driving in four runs on four at-bats, a sacrifice fly and a hit-by-pitch ... picked up her first win of the year with a complete game outing against Butler (Feb. 10) and followed that up with a three-hit shutout victory over Boise State (Feb. 15) ... tossed her second complete-game shutout of the season in an 8-0 win at Chattanooga (Feb. 24) ... racked up a season-high tying six strikeouts in a four-hit complete game shutout to open a three-game set at Bradley (May 4) ... selected as the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week after a 2-0 weekend at Bradley where she allowed just one run in 14.1 innings ... named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention team following the season.

2012 [-Freshman-]
Jones appeared in 43 games, pitching in 25, in her first season with Missouri State ... made an immediate impact with a two-RBI single in her first at-bat to bust open the Bears' season-opening win against Sam Houston State (Feb. 17) ... blasted both of her home runs on the season against Drake (April 1 in Des Moines and May 10 in MVC Tournament) ... racked up six RBI in a three-game stretch from March 16-22 ... hit two doubles against Illinois State (March 16), the only Bear with a two-double game in 2012 ... led the team with a .667 batting average with the bases loaded ... compiled eight multi-hit games, third-most on the team ... earned wins in back-to-back outings at the Blues City Classic, beating SEMO and Memphis (Feb. 25-26) to earn all-tournament honors ... had the fewest walks allowed (24) by any Valley pitcher and ranked third in fewest walks per game (1.63) in the MVC ... struck out a career-best five hitters at Eastern Illinois (March 22) ... tossed complete game victories against SEMO (Feb. 25), Bradley (April 6) and Southern Illinois (April 14).

Background
Jones guided her El Reno High School club to a regional title and fifth-place finish at the Oklahoma Class 5A state tournament in 2010 ... earned Oklahoma Softball Coaches Association All-Region I honors after compiling a 16-9 record with a 1.02 earned run average and 124 strikeouts against just 19 walks in 137 innings pitched ... batted .364 as a senior and picked up all-conference recognition for the fourth straight year ... played summer ball for the Oklahoma Athletics Gold ... helped lead the Indians to a state runner-up finish as a freshman and a third-place finish her sophomore year.

Personal
Chelsea Rhiannon Jones is the daughter of Tonya and Jim Jones ... born August 12, 1993, in Dallas, Texas ... has two brothers, Seth and Levi, and one sister, Sierra ... is majoring in religious studies at MSU.

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