Thirty-one Purdue student-athletes earned the Distinguished Scholar Award this year.
The 6-foot guard was contacted as an undrafted free agent.
The Purdue women's basketball team celebrated the 2011-12 season and honored its seniors Thursday night.
Senior Chelsea Jones was one of three athletes conference-wide with a 4.0 GPA.
KK Houser leads the Boilermakers with 15 points, Brittany Rayburn adds 13
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2011-11 - Junior
For the second-consecutive year, named second team Capital One Academic All-District, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten; carries a 4.0 GPA as a biology major ... Made first start of the season vs. South Dakota State, contributed six points and three assists ... Scored season-high 10 points in 11 minutes vs. Southern Illinois ... Recorded season highs for blocked shots (2) and minutes (28) at Northwestern ... Set a career high with three steals against Penn State ... Contributed season-high five rebounds against Kansas State.
2009-10 - Sophomore
Named second team CoSIDA Academic All-District ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten ... Started 31 of 32 games and averaged 25.9 minutes per game ... Averaged 6.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game ... Led the team in rebounding in 10 games and finished as team's second leading rebounder ... Recorded career highs of 16 points and four assists vs. Notre Dame ... Scored 14 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Indiana for first career double-double ... Blocked career-high five shots vs. Penn State ... Hit game-winning shot with two seconds left vs. Wisconsin, scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in the contest ... Played a career-high 37 minutes at Penn State ... Was 100 percent from the field for the first time in her career, hitting 3 of 3 shots at Wisconsin ... Made first career start vs. Western Illinois ... Reached double-figure scoring in six games.
2008-09 - Freshman
Played in 13 games and averaged 3.5 minutes per game...Recorded a season-high four points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in five minutes of play vs. IUPUI...Played a season-high seven minutes at Hawai'i...Dished out an assist vs. Portland and vs. Northwestern...Averaged 0.5 points and 0.5 rebounds for the season.
Fort Smith Southside Highlights
Averaged 19.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.8 blocks as a senior...Averaged 22.3 points and 9.8 rebounds as a junior and 17.5 points, 10 rebounds and 3.5 blocks as a sophomore...McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior...Sporting News preseason All-American as a senior...Named Southside High School Female Athlete of the Year as a senior...Made all-tournament team for every tournament of her high school career...Named all-conference and all-state as a sophomore, junior and senior...Coached by Sherry White.
Full name is Chelsea Coats Jones...Born March 21, 1990...Parents are Dr. Dan Jones and Dr. Casey Jones...Has two younger sisters, Madison and Drew and a younger brother, Baker...Majoring in biology.
Advanced to the state tournament in doubles tennis as a junior and in singles as a senior...National Merit Scholar...President of her school's chapter of the National Honor Society...Finished first in region in Algebra II (2006), Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry (2007) and Calculus (2008)...Made all-A's from kindergarten through senior year...Both parents are dentists.