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SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. -- The SMWC softball team's very own Hollie Jones has been named Student-Athlete of the Month presented by Refreshment Services Pepsi.


The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Student-Athlete of the Month presented by Refreshment Services Pepsi is presented monthly during the school year. Student-Athletes must have a 3.0 or higher GPA. In addition, recipients must represent SMWC at a high-level of competition showing the utmost sportsmanship.


Jones is a junior from Terre Haute, Indiana, who has dominated the diamond this season. She leads the team in seven different categories including; Batting Average (.500), Runs Scored (41), Hits (58), Doubles (5), Stolen Bases (26), On Base Percentage (.531), and Slugging Percentage (.733). In the field, she holds a .949 Fielding Percentage and has helped produce 50 Put-Outs. Earlier in the season, Jones was named USCAA Player of the Week while she is expected to be a top contender for USCAA First Team All-American status.


Hollie Jones said, "Being student-athlete of the month is such a rewarding feeling. I'm so grateful for this reward. I wouldn't be able to get this far if it weren't for Baylee Waters and Kerri Schrock for pushing me on the field and Nicole Niespodziany for pushing me in the classroom. I am hoping to finish up this year by doing the best I possibly can in the classroom and leaving everything I have on the field in nationals! She added, "With this great softball family and the support, we all have to help each other in the classroom. there is no doubt that our team can achieve great things. You don't just hit home runs on the field. You hit them in the classrooms too!"


Come watch Hollie Jones and the Pomeroys' softball team on Sunday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m. We will celebrate Senior Day against Midway University and the final regular season game of the year.

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