DALLAS, Texas – For the second time this year, Elon baseball’s Casey Jones has earned a spot on an All-America team. Having already collected second-team honors on the Louisville Slugger team, Jones has been tabbed a third-team All-American outfielder by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Jones led the SoCon and ranked among the top five in the nation with a .418 batting average this year. He became just the third Elon player to finish with a batting average of .400 or better during the program’s NCAA Division I tenure. His .418 average was the highest by an Elon player since Jeff Kipila batted .438 in 1988.
Jones won Elon’s triple crown by also pacing the Phoenix with seven homers and 53 RBI. He also led the league with a .668 slugging percentage, .502 on-base percentage, 82 hits, 20 doubles and 131 total bases.
Over the course of the season, Jones put together a 26-game hitting streak, a program-best at the Division I level. In fact, the Midlothian, Va., resident recorded at least one hit in 47 of the team’s 53 games. He also reached base safely (walk, hit or hit-by-pitch) in 51 of the 53 outings.
NCBWA membership includes writers, broadcasters and publicists. Designed to promote and publicize college baseball, it is the sport’s only college media-related organization, founded in 1962. This is the 19th season that the NCBWA has recognized All-America squads.
Elon’s All-Time NCAA Division I All-Americans
2008 – Steven Hensley (Louisville Slugger Third Team)
2009 – Chase Austin (ABCA Third Team)
2009 – Pat Irvine (ABCA Third Team, College Baseball Insider Second Team)
2013 – Ryan Kinsella (Baseball America Second Team, Louisville Slugger Third Team, NCBWA Third Team)
2014 – Casey Jones (Louisville Slugger Second Team, NCBWA Third Team)