Junior Brittany Jones wins Saint Xavier's Saint Catherine Medal
Junior Brittany Jones wins Saint Xavier's Saint Catherine Medal
Women's Basketball - Thu, Mar. 31, 2011

CHICAGO - Brittany Jones (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew), a junior forward on the Saint Xavier University women's basketball team, was recently selected as the 2011 recipient of the University's Saint Catherine Medal. The award is given out annually by Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, to a sophomore or junior student who has represented the ideals and mission of Saint Xavier University, rendered some specific outstanding service to the college, established the best record of progressive achievement and exhibited leadership qualities. Jones will formally receive the Saint Catherine Medal on Wednesday, April 13, during a special ceremony from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Butler Reception Room on SXU's Chicago campus.

"Any time a member of your team, not only is nominated, but also wins a prestigious award like the Saint Catherine Medal, it reflects well on your program," said Saint Xavier University women's basketball coach and athletics director Bob Hallberg. "We try to make sure that our ladies are more than just basketball players and I think that Brittany Jones proves that there is something to be said for being a well-rounded student-athlete."

Jones is currently the president of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Saint Xavier University and works on a number of service projects in the local community throughout the year. Some of the projects she has worked on recently include preparing breakfast at a local Ronald McDonald House and helping serve lunches and making regular visits at homeless shelters in the area. Jones is pursuing a degree in psychology at SXU. During the 2010-11 basketball season, she was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, a member of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) All-Academic Team and the team's NAIA "Champion of Character" representative.