Bartlesville, Okla. – Megan Jones had an outstanding first year with the Oklahoma Wesleyan University women’s basketball program and it now looks that the junior transfer is well set to be rewarded for her efforts.
Jones, who set the standards this past season with the Lady Eagles, looks well set to join a prestigious group of recognized outstanding athletes, after head coach Mark Molder confirmed that the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame has approached him about recognizing her in the Ring of Honor display.
“The Ring of Honor is one of our favorite displays at the Hall of Fame and it has become one of our most popular exhibits as well,” said Miles Cluck of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
“Not only does the Ring of Honor provide a colorful backdrop to the Hall of Fame’s many archives, but it is also our way of recognizing some young basketball players for their achievements in the sport.
“In doing so, we are fulfilling our mission to “honor the past, celebrate the present and promote the future” of women’s basketball.”
Jones helped lead the OKWU Lady Eagles basketball to new heights last season, while earning NAIA All-American honors.
She averaged 12.8 points per game and 7.1 rebounds in her almost 28 minutes of action per game during the season.
Jones shot 39.8-percent from the field and 37.1-percent from three-point range.
“This is great for OKWU Women’s Basketball. I am happy for Megan and the many accomplishments of our program this year. It is great for our program to be blessed with the opportunity to be recognized on the national level,” Molder.
The OKWU Lady Eagles are coming off a season that saw them win OKWU Women’s Basketball first ever MCAC Conference Title, be ranked in the top 15, set a record for wins, and make their first ever trip to the NAIA National Tournament.