CLAREMONT, CA. – Recently-graduated Sarah Jones of the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Soccer Program finished her college career with the Rena Gurley Archibald High Scholarship Prize after ranking the highest within her graduating class. She is the first student-athlete to earn this honor since Constance Wu of the women's tennis program back in 2014. The last women's soccer player to earn this prize was Kim Ye, class of 2007.
"I couldn't be more proud of Sarah for this accomplishment," said Head Coach Jennifer Scanlon. "Since she stepped foot on this campus and joined our soccer program, Sarah has set the tone for what a top-level student-athlete looks like, with her daily choices that helped her be the best that she could be, on and off the field, in and out of the classroom."
"It's so impressive that she not only stood out as the top player in SCIAC this year, but also now stands out as the top scholar in Pomona's graduating class. That's a rare combination of accolades!"
The senior defender wraps up her highly accomplished playing and academic career with this prestigious award after earning the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American and First Team All-West Region. Jones was also named SCIAC Player of the Year, leading the Sagehens to a SCIAC Runner-Up finish in the tournament and contributing to 11 shutouts this past season. A chemistry major, Jones plans to play professional soccer in Ireland and then pursue a PhD in chemistry.