-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll
-MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2012)
-Blues City Classic All-Tournament Team (2012)
At Missouri State
Jones returns as the most experienced arm in the circle and provides pop at the plate with her bat.
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 (February 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 (February 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 (February 25), Bradley (April 6) and Southern Illinois (April 14).
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.
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 ... will major in history education and religion at MSU.