GREENSBORO, N.C. – Hardin-Simmons senior Kami Jones has been named the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship.
Jones, a molecular biology and biochemistry major, carries a 4.0 GPA. Jones was presented with the award during the women's soccer banquet on Thursday evening in Greensboro, North Carolina.
She is the second Cowgirl to win the award. Sarah Stansell won the award in 2010 in the Cowgirls' other Final Four Appearance.
Jones, who missed most of the regular season with a knee injury, has returned for the postseason. She is the sixth all-time leading scorer in HSU history.
The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete
by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among her peers.
The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.
For more information on the Elite 90 award winners, log on to NCAA.com/elite-90.
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