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DSU Volleyball BIO
5 NaKia Jones

2017: Appeared in all 28 matches, competing in 97 sets... Third on the team with a career high 169.0 points… Third on the team with a career high 130 kills…  Posted 47 total blocks, 28 digs, 12 service aces, and one assist…  Eight games with six or more kills, including two games with a season high nine kills; Coppin State (Oct. 18) and at Norfolk State (Oct 22)… Finishes career with 330 sets played, 513.50 points, 406 kills, 166 total blocks, 88 digs, 16 service aces, and 10 assists.

2016: Appeared in 24 games, competed in 66 sets... Totaled 121 points… Recorded 94 kills, 43 total blocks, 16 digs, four service aces, and two assists for the season. Best Game(s): Tallied four kills (.273 attack pct.), posted six total blocks at. UMBC (Sep. 2)… Recorded eight kills (.467 attack pct.) and two total blocks against Howard (Sep. 25)  Totaled five kills (.286 attack pct.), two total blocks, two digs, and a service ace against Morgan State (Oct. 9)… Tallied seven kills (.429 attack pct.), three total blocks, and two digs against La Salle (Oct. 18)… Recorded six kills (.267 attack pct.) two total blocks, and one dig versus New Hampshire (Oct. 21)… Hit a career high 12 kills (.435 attack pct.) added four digs, one block, and one assist (Oct. 23)…   Posted 10 kills (.350 attack pct.), one dig, and one assist versus Hampton (Nov. 4).

2015: Appeared in 28 matches, competing in 91 sets… Finished fourth on the team in kills (117)… Tallied a career-best 10 kills in DSU's 3-2 win over North Carolina A&T (Sept. 4)… Tallied 24 digs… Totaled 45 blocks, posting a season-high three in seven times.

2014: Appeared in 25 contests (76 games) as a true freshman … season stats included 65 kills (0.86 pg and .097 hitting pct.), 20 digs, three solo blocks and 28 block assists … had career-highs of nine kills (.200 attack pct.) and five blocks in collegiate debut vs. Niagara (Aug. 30) … tallied six kills on 13 attacks (.462) vs. Coppin State (Oct. 31) … also collected six kills vs. La Salle (Oct. 20) … had three winners on four attempts (.750) vs. Stony Brook (Oct. 30) … credited with four blocks vs. UMES (Sep. 26) and La Salle (Oct. 20). 

High School: Earned varsity letters in basketball (three), cheerleading (one), cross country (one) volleyball (four) and track & field (three)… Was a part of four consecutive conference championship teams in volleyball... Track & field wise, was a three-time indoor Chicago Public Schools (CPS) 400-meter champion and 400-meter IHSA 2A State Qualifier (outdoor)… Academically, graduated with a 4.37 grade point average, in addition being a National Honor Society member and a Principal's Scholar honoree… Four-time Harlan Scholar Athlete honoree.


Club/AAU: Played one season with Club Kace (2013-14).


Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1995 in Chicago, Ill… Daughter of James Shelton Jr. and LaKisha Jones… Sister to NaKyel… Father James played football at Memphis (1986), while mother LaKisha was a track & field standout at Chicago State (1991-94)… Cousin to current Tennessee women's basketball standout Jasmine Jones... Majoring in Sports Management. 






Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Harlan Community Academy H.S.
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