April 2, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Senior UAB women’s basketball player Amber Jones has been named one of 12 recipients of the Conference USA Winter Spirit of Service Award, the league office announced on Tuesday.
The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league's student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in his or her sport.
Jones, a native of Town Creek, Ala., was heavily active with community organizations throughout her four years with the Blazers. She volunteered with the YMCA, Ronald McDonald House and the Lakeshore Foundation – a local organization designed to assist children between ages 5-18 who have physical disabilities.
In the classroom, Jones maintained a 3.67 GPA in exercise science and was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team in her junior and senior seasons, while being placed on the C-USA’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll each of her four years with the program. Jones was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National Honor Society and received the C-USA Academic Medal at the conclusion of her sophomore campaign.
This past season, Jones was the only Conference USA player to be named to the Capital One All-Academic District 4 Team, becoming the first women’s basketball player in school history to earn that honor.
On the court, Jones was a dynamic guard who made the All-C-USA Second Team in her junior and senior seasons. She finished her career with 1,505 career-points, which ranks 10th all-time in school history and is eighth all-time in 3-point field goals made (135) and seventh in career steals (216).
Jones, who graduates in May with a bachelor’s of science degree in exercise science, plans to attend physical therapy school.