April 17, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming's College of Arts and Sciences has announced that Sydney Jones has been selected as one of the outstanding graduating students for the academic year of 2013-14. Jones, a native of Sugar Land, Texas, was a defender for the Cowgirl soccer team from 2009-12.
Each year, the Arts and Sciences Scholarship Committee selects the most outstanding graduating students from the top College of Arts and Sciences students. The Committee is made up of faculty members from each of the college's divisions.
"This is a great honor for Sydney, and she will leave the University of Wyoming having had a great impact both on and off the field," Wyoming head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "This type of recognition is just as valuable to an athletic program as on-field awards. We wish Sydney nothing but the best after graduation."
Jones played and started 17 games for the Cowgirls during the 2012 season. She recorded two game-winning goals to go along with one assist as a senior. Jones finished her Cowgirl career with 74 games played, which is 10th all-time for the Cowgirl program, along with 46 starts. She tallied 47 shots for Wyoming with 25 on goal. During the 2011 season, Jones was a MW Scholar Athlete and earned MW Championship All-Tournament team honors while helping UW to the MW Championship game. She was a three-time Academic All-MW honoree and will graduate this spring with her bachelor's degree in zoology and environment and natural resources.