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    Mary Jones     
     
      Mary Jones
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Huntsville, Ala.

High School:
Grissom H.S.

AT TENNESSEE:

FALL 2007:

Opened the fall with a gold medal in the C8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Also took first in the C4+...Part of the Championship 8+ squad that finished fifth at the Head of the Charles Regatta...Won gold again in the C8+ at the Head of the Hooch...Finished second in the C4+ at the Head of the Hooch...Helped her shell take second in the C8+ race at the Rivanna Romp.

2006-07:

Started the fall with a gold in the Championship 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Helped power UT to a seventh-place showing in the Championship 8+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta...Teamed with Caroline Howell to rank second in the Championship Pair at the Head of the Tennessee...Also ranked third with her Championship 4+ crew...Member of the winning Champ 8+ group at the Head of the Hooch...Finished the fall in UT's top C8+ crew at the Rivanna Romp, leading that group to a third-place result...Spent the entire spring with the First Eights...Helped the shell to top Louisville, Stanford and Washington State in head-to-head races...Part of the V8+ squad that finished fourth in the grand final at the Aramark Central/South sprints...Closed out the season with the Varsity 8+ that finished third in the petite final at national championships, helping UT finish ninth overall.

2005-06:

Helped UT to four gold medals during the fall...Opened the year with the top Championship Eight squads that won the Chattanooga Head Race and Head of the Hooch...Also competed with the Club 8+ shell that took home a gold from the Head of the Charles Regatta...Competed in two C4+ races, assisting her crew to a win at the Chattanooga Head Race...Teamed with Beth Schwartz to finish second in the Championship 2x at the Chattanooga Head Race...Started the spring in the second Varsity 8+ crew that swept the series of races in the scrimmage against Minnesota and Notre Dame...Moved up to the top V8+ shell for the win over Louisville...Assisted the 2V8+ in the win at the quad race against George Washington, UMass and Princeton...Helped power the 2V8+ to a second-place performance in the petite final at the Aramark Sprints/NCAA Central and South Regionals...Also a member of UT's initial Second Eights crew to compete at the NCAA Championships, helping the shell rank fifth in the petite final.

2004-05:

Opened her career by placing second in the Championship Four at the Chattanooga Head Race...Teamed up with Jacqueline DeVar to finish third in the Championship 2x at the Head of the Tennessee...Saw action twice during the spring in the second Varsity Four shells...Helped team to second-place finish against Minnesota...Also part of 2V4+ squad that won the petite final at the Aramark Sprints.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduated from Grissom High School in 2004...Was a four-year member of the Military Skills Team, which competed in R.O.T.C. sponsored events...Military team was undefeated in the Southeast...Rowed for two years with the Rocket City Club Rowing team.

PERSONAL:

Pursuing a degree in physics...Likes to be outdoors in her spare time and especially enjoys rock climbing and hiking...Has three brothers and sisters: Candace, 37, Ben, 28, and David, 17...Mary Louise Jones was born on Aug. 25, 1986, in Huntsville, Ala., to parents Wayne and Elysa Jones.

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