WASHINGTON — The Catholic University of America standout Patrick Jones was selected as the Landmark Conference Men's Cross Country Senior Scholar Athlete as announced by the league office on Wednesday morning.
Jones is a three-sport athlete for the Cardinals as he competes in men's swimming and outdoor track. He also is a three-time Landmark Academic Honor Roll member for cross country, with another four academic accolades from his other sports seasons. Jones is set to become a nine-time honor roll selection.
The Hagerstown, Md., native boasts a 3.75 cumulative GPA as a mechanical engineering major. He was tabbed to the 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District team and helped the Cardinals to three U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team accolades.
Jones battled his way through injury this season but helped the Cardinals to three different top-three team finishes this year. Last season he led the Cards at the Landmark Championship with a top-20 performance and was Catholic's top performer at the NCAA Regional meet.
Landmark Senior Scholar Athletes for each sport must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 and are selected by a committee of Landmark Conference officers, athletics directors, senior woman administrators, faculty athletic representatives, and sports information directors.
Jones is the second Cardinal Men's Cross Country Senior Scholar Athlete as Andrew Smith was selected in 2009.
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