Sam Jones Named To Academic All-District Team

Sam Jones

WORCESTER, Mass. – Junior free safety Sam Jones (Canal Winchester, Ohio), a member of the Holy Cross football team, has been selected to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District I squad, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The team is comprised of players from Division I schools in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. This marks the second straight year Jones has been named to the squad.
Jones has played in five games for Holy Cross at free safety this year, starting four times. He currently ranks 10th on the team with 28 total tackles, even though he has missed five games due to injury. Jones has also recorded one quarterback sack, three tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries and one pass breakup this season. Over the course of his career with the Crusaders, he has now totaled 61 tackles and four pass breakups in 20 games played. In the classroom, Jones owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.68 with a major in political science.

By earning Academic All-District honors, Jones will now be on the ballot for the Academic All-America team. The Capital One Academic All-America squad will be announced on Dec. 5.

Holy Cross (3-7 overall, 1-2 Patriot League) returns to action this Saturday, Nov. 9, when it travels to Lehigh (6-2 overall, 1-1 Patriot League) for a 12:30 p.m. game.

The complete 2013 CoSIDA / Capital One Academic All-District I football team follows.

Pos., Name, School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
QB, Jeff Mathews, Cornell, Sr., Camarillo, Calif., 3.45, Applied Economics & Management
WR, Grant Gellatly, Cornell, Sr., Issaquah, Wash., 3.53, Industrial & Labor Relations
WR, Jake Meek, Albany, Jr., Penfield, N.Y., 3.72, Business Administration
TE, Cole Marcoux, Dartmouth, Sr., New York, N.Y., 3.89, Sociology
RB, Terry Baggett, Army, Jr., Chicago, Ill., 3.44, Chemical Engineering
RB, Hayden Tippett, Army, Sr., Tempe, Ariz., 3.95, Information Technology
OL, William Chism, Yale, Jr., Ridgeland, Miss., 3.47, Political Science
OL, Eric LaPorta, Albany, Sr., Yorktown Heights, N.Y., 3.57, Criminal Justice & History
OL, Macky MacPherson, Syracuse, Sr., Syracuse, N.Y., 3.57, Geography
OL, John Oppenheimer, Yale, Sr., Menlo Park, Calif., 3.46, Economics
OL, Sam Rodgers, Syracuse, Jr., State College, Pa., 3.82, Nutrition
PK, Alexander Norocea, Brown, Sr., Hermosa Beach, Calif., 3.53, Business Organizational Studies

Pos., Name, School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
DB, Mike Banaciski, Dartmouth, Sr., Hillsborough, N.J., 3.57, Engineering
DB, Devin Brown, Massachusetts, Sr., Piedmont, Calif., 3.77, Psychology
DB, Sam Jones, Holy Cross, Jr., Canal Winchester, Ohio, 3.68, Political Science
DB, Tyler Ramsey, Marist, Sr., Southbridge, Mass., 3.44, Business Administration
LB, Thomas Holloway, Army, Sr., Birmingham, Ala., 3.65, International & Comparative Legal Study
LB, Trevor Loveland, Wagner, Jr., Cherry Hill, N.J., 3.82, Business Asministration
LB, Adewole Oyalowo, Brown, Sr., Bowie, Md., 3.53, Neuroscience
LB, Michael Runger, Dartmouth, Sr., Lisle, Ill., 3.77, Economics
DL, Brett Biestek, Fordham, Sr., Yalesville, Conn., 3.78, Finance
DL, Joe Drummond, Army, Jr., Pittsford, N.Y., 3.71, Economics
DL, Zach Morton, Albany, Jr., Burnt Hills, N.Y., 4.0, Biology
DL, Michael Yules, Brown, Sr., South Dartmouth, Mass., 3.76, Economics
P, Riley Dixon, Syracuse, So., Blossvale, N.Y., 3.55, Accounting