Cecilia Jones Named GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week

CORPUS CHRISTI – Cecilia Jones has been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Jones earned the award after leading the women's cross country team to a first-place finish Friday at the Islander Splash.

Jones had arguably the best race of her collegiate career, as she came in just behind the top runner in the Islander Splash in the women's 5km. She finished in second place in her final home meet as an Islander with a time of 18:21.2, tying her best individual finish. Jones and the Islanders climbed six spots to No. 6 in the most recent NCAA South Central Regional poll.

The Islanders men's and women's cross country teams will next be in action on Oct. 12 at the University of Incarnate Word Cardinal Invitational in San Antonio. Both teams will then head to Terre Haute, Ind. for the NCAA Pre-Nationals on Oct. 19.

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2013-14 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:

10-1-13: Cecilia Jones, Women's Cross Country

9-23-13: Kevin Bettendroffer and Stefania Nicolae, Men's and Women's Tennis

9-16-13: Logen Bourque, Volleyball

9-9-13: Ivy Baresh, Volleyball

9-2-13: Yvette Franco, Women's Soccer