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Lady Tigers SWAC Champions enter NCAA Volleyball Bracket

Lady Tigers SWAC Champions enter NCAA Volleyball Bracket
As SWAC champions, the Lady Tigers of Jackson State University faced No. 2 seed the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota on Dec. 4. in the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. Their season came to an end in the first round with a 0-3 loss to the Big 10 champs.
Charles A. Smith/University Communications

Charles A. Smith/University Communications

As SWAC champions, the Lady Tigers of Jackson State University faced No. 2 seed the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota on Dec. 4. in the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. Their season came to an end in the first round with a 0-3 loss to the Big 10 champs.

Javancy Jones among JSU athletes earning recognition

Jackson State University Defensive Back Javancy Jones was named to the defensive squad on the annual BOXTOROW All-America team, according to Boxtorow.com.

Jones, who also was a nominee for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, finished theJavancy Jones Group season as the national leader in tackles for loss with 25.5. He led the Tigers in tackles with 107 and posted 7.5 sacks.

The Noxubee County native was named the SWAC Defensive Player of the Week twice last season (Nov. 10 and Nov. 30). In addition, Jones was named to the College Football Performance Awards watch list as well as to the All-SWAC defensive first team.

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