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  Derek Jones
Derek Jones


Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
First Coast



2005-06: Finished 16th on the 3M with a six dive score of 250.85 points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 22-25)...placed 18th on the 1M with a six dive score of 233.55...recorded a personal best on the 3M with a six dive score of 294.15 to finish fifth at the FSU vs. FAU / IRCC / FAMU meet (Jan. 21)...finished third on the 1M with a six dive score 281.75...recorded a personal best on the 1M with a six dive score of 310.85 to finish seventh at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)...finished ninth on the 3M with a six dive score of 257.15...member of ACC Honor Roll.

2004-05: Notched a pair of top-16 finishes at the ACC Championships (Feb. 23-26)...Tallied a new 11-dive career high of 412.55 in taking 16th during the three-meter competition...Best finish was a 14thplace mark of 261.95 on the one-meter board...Reset both of his sixdive career-highs during the dual meet season...Took second with a personal-high of 280.05 on the three-meter versus Indian River CC (Nov. 12). Posted a new tally of 281.55 on the one-meter against Florida A&M (Jan. 20)...Continuous progress earned him the Most Improved Diver Award at the annual team banquet...Totaled ten topfive finishes during the dual meet campaign.

2003-04: Came on during the second half of his freshman season to contribute to FSU's point total at the ACC Championships (Feb. 25-28) with a top-16 finish...Eleven-dive season-high 12th-place mark of 399.70 helped him secure Most Improved Diver honors at the annual team banquet...Showed early promise at the Texas A&M Fall Invitational (Nov. 21) with 12th-place finishes on the one and threemeter boards...Posted a season-best 262.87 in a fourth-place showing against NC State (Jan. 9)...Notched a season-best one-meter total of 254.18 against Florida Atlantic and Indian River CC (Oct. 18).

HIGH SCHOOL: Qualified for the state championships his junior and senior seasons...Conference title holder his senior year...Also advanced to the state tournament in tennis...Team MVP of both the First Coast swimming and tennis teams...Dove for Melissa Moses- Hymes on the North Florida Divers while Ron Soder was his coach at First Coast High School.

PERSONAL: Born March 19, 1985...Majoring in nursing...Son of Michael and Lorri Jones.

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