Fourth-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned three letters • has appeared in 146 career games while making 130 starts • batting .256 with 77 hits, 54 runs scored and 46 RBI • tied for seventh in UD history with nine career home runs • serving as team captain for the second consecutive season, along with Leanna Gearhart and Giovanna Kolofer.
2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Played in 45 games while making 39 starts, all in leftfield • batted .266 with 17 hits, 15 runs scored and nine RBI • went 2 for 2 with two runs scored and an RBI at UMES • belted home runs against Toledo and North Carolina A&T • her lone triple of the season came at College of Charleston • hit safely in 8 of 12 games from Mar. 25 through Apr. 15 • one of four team captains.
Started all 48 games in leftfield for the Blue Hens • tied for second on the team with three home runs, ranked third with 18 RBI, and tied for third with 16 runs scored • went 3 for 3 with three runs scored, five RBI and a grand slam during the first game of a doubleheader against UMES • was 2 for 2 with two runs scored, a double and an inside the park homer in the nightcap victory over the Hawks • hit a two-run homer and singled home the winning run in the eighth inning during a triumph at Towson • went 2 for 3 with three RBI, two runs scored and a triple against Monmouth • finished 3 for 3 with a triple and a run scored vs. Robert Morris • earned the UD Team Sportsmanship Award and Blue Hen Award for the second consecutive year.
CAA All-Rookie Team selection • appeared in 53 games during her rookie year while making 43 starts, all but one in leftfield • batted .301 during the season and tied for the team lead with four home runs • tied for third on the Blue Hens with 23 runs scored and ranked fourth with 28 RBI • hit safely during each of the first six games of the year • went 3 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored at Saint Peter’s • finished 2 for 3 with a three-run homer during the 11-1 victory over Army • hit another three-run shot in the 15-6 win over Norfolk State • was 2 for 3 with a three-run homer and two runs scored during the 4-1 triumph over George Mason • recorded a hit in nine of the final 12 games of the season • named to the CAA All-Tournament Team • earned the UD Team Sportsmanship and Blue Hen Awards • named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on May 13.
Four-year member of the softball team at El Toro High School • earned three letters • first team All-Seaview League selection as a senior.
Shelby E. Jones • born Oct. 19, 1993 • daughter of Rick and Karen Jones • has a twin brother, Shane • father played baseball at Claremont McKenna • grandmother, Carolyn Schuler Jones, won two gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in the 4x100 medley relay and 100 butterfly • health behavior science major at Delaware with a minor in public health • worked as a recreation leader with the city of Lake Forest over the summer.