Joshua Jones, a former competitor for Hampton University's track and field team, recently was named one of five winners of the 11th annual John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards. The scholarships, $10,000 grants presented to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration, are given by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation. Funding was provided in part by the NACDA, the NCAA, Sears, Roebuck and Co., the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the American Football Coaches Association, Major League Baseball and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. While at HU, Jones – originally from Tacoma, Wash. – primarily competed in the shot put and javelin. He earned a bachelor's degree in sport management and was a four-year member and two-year captain of the track and field team. He was a six-time HU academic award winner and was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-Academic Team twice. He was a university representative for the MEAC student-athlete advisory committee and was the parliamentarian for the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law fraternity. Jones used his fluency in sign language to volunteer within the Six Mount Zion Baptist ministry, providing lessons to deaf youth. Jones will aim for a dual master's degree in business administration and sport administration from Ohio University, where he will take part in a fellowship in OU's ticket and sales department.
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