Derek Jones
Derek Jones

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
First Coast

Height:
5-9

Event:
Diving



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 caeer-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 a pair of 12th-place finishes on the one and three-meter boards...Posted a career-best 262.87 in a fourth-place showing against NC State (Jan. 9)...Notched a careerbest 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.


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

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