“I am so proud of Crystal and all she has accomplished this season,” said LETU head coach Leslie Reinecker. “Her determination and grit were a difference maker for our team all year long, and I am happy she has been recognized for her efforts.”
Jones had one of the best individual season’s in school history with a new school single-season record with an 86.2% free-throw percentage and tied the school single-season record with 73 3-pointers. Plus, she had 562 points and 495 field goals attempts – which ranks third all-time, 204 field goals made and a 38.8% 3-point field goal percentage, which is fourth and 188 3-point field goals attempted which ranks fifth.
Jones also became the first player in LETU history to have five games with 30 or more points as well as make six 3-pointers or more in a contest.
Earlier this year, she was named first-team all-ASC, first-team all-ASC East Division and the ASC East Division Newcomer of the Year. Jones and the YellowJackets reached the ASC Tournament Semifinals for the first time in program history.
The LeTourneau University women’s golf team is in fifth place after Monday’s opening round of the LeTourneau Spring Classic at the Pinecrest Country Club in Longview.
Tyler Junior College shot a 323 for a seven-stroke lead over Mary Hardin-Baylor to lead the eight-team field. BoYoung Park for TJC is the individual leader with a 75 (+3).
Senior Sydney Cash and freshman Kristin Boone, who each shot a round of 87, Led the YellowJackets. Sophomore Melanie Pedigo shot a 92 (21st) and junior Alisa Wilson posted a 94 (22nd). Freshman Faith Williams recorded a 96 (tied for 25th) and as an individual, senior Kaitlynn Conway posted a season-best round of 113.
The final round will get underway on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
After Monday’s opening round of the LeTourneau Spring Classic at Pinecrest Country Club in Longview, LeTourneau University men’s golf team and Paris Junior College are tied.
The battle for the team race is a tight one as there is a tie for first place with two teams – Mary Hardin-Baylor and Tyler Junior College, who both shot a 581. Plus, LETU shares third place with Paris Junior College with a 583.
The YellowJackets have five golfers in the top 20 including sophomore Mason Terry, who is seventh after posting a 145 (72-73). A stroke back of Terry is senior Houston Moore now tied with three other individuals. Moore shot identical rounds of 73 for a 146 (73-73).
Tied for 15th is junior Seth Walters, who shot a 147 (75-72) with fellow teammate Juan Rodriguez (76-72) as well as another individual from Paris Junior College, behind Terry and Moore. Marco Maldonado is the single leader by five strokes after posting a 137 (70-67), -6.
One of the pleasant surprises in Monday’s opening round was the play of sophomore Shance Sims, who is playing on the LeTourneau B team. The Waxahachie native started his day with a career-best round of 72. Sims is in 19th after posting a 78 in the second round.
The final round on Tuesday will get underway at 8:30 a.m.