|Sport (s):||Women's Basketball|
Kelly Morrison Jones ’99 graduated as the most prolific three-point shooter in DePauw women’s basketball history and as its second-leading scorer. She finished her career with 1,365 points which still ranks third and a school-record 221 three-pointers which now ranks second.
Her 45.9 percent three-point shooting still is tops in program history and ranks eighth in NCAA Division III history. Jones also is fourth in DePauw history with 82.2 percent career free throw shooting. As a senior, she was a finalist for the Jostens Award for the Division III Player of the Year, a D3hoops.com First Team All-America selection, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a first team all-SCAC choice. During that season she led the SCAC in scoring with 17.6 points per game which still ranks second in school history and set an SCAC record with 84 three-pointers made which currently stands as the top mark in DePauw history.
During the 1998-99 season, Jones also led the SCAC and set a school record with 50.3 percent three-point shooting while being named the conference’s player of the week three times. She earned first team all-Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference accolades during her junior season and second team as a sophomore and also was named to the ICAC all-tournament squad as a junior. Jones led the nation with 3.1 three-pointers made per game as a senior and with 49.2 percent three-point shooting during her junior season.
Over her four seasons, the Tigers posted an 86-21 record including the program’s first NCAA appearance in 1996 and additional one in 1998 and 1999. DePauw tied for the ICAC championship in 1996-97 and won it the following year before going 18-0 and capturing the SCAC title in its first year in the conference.
After earning a B.A. in economics, Jones spent most of her time teaching on the middle and high school level and coaching basketball. She earned a master’s degree from Walden University in 2005 before serving as the girls’ varsity basketball coach at North Decatur High School and at her alma mater, Huntington North High School, from 2008-11.
Jones and her husband, Micah, have two daughters.