Florida State Seminoles women’s basketball player Morgan Jones will be one of only five student athletes serving on the ACC Search Advisory Committee. The other four student athletes are UNC soccer player Rachel Jones, NC State men’s soccer player Leon Krapf, Notre Dame baseball player Jack Sheehan and Syracuse football player Kingsley Jonathan. Florida State University President John Thrasher will be FSU’s other representative on the 20 person Committee. The Committee is charged with the duty of assisting the process of finding the next Commissioner of the ACC.
“It is an honor to serve on this committee and be one of five student-athletes who can provide some critical feedback,” Jones said in a statement. “As young minds, I feel we can offer the best perspective on finding the next ACC Commissioner who can be adaptive to today’s world of college athletics and where it is headed. I’m proud to be part of this group and can’t wait to help make a difference.”
Jones is a 6’2 junior guard from Jonesboro, GA. Jones played in all 32 games for FSU last year and started 29 of them. With this announcement Jones is taking a major leadership role in the conference. This may signal that she is ready to take a greater leadership role on the team. That would be welcome as the Seminoles lose three seniors (Nausia Woolfolk, Nicki Ekhomu and Kiah Gillespie) from last year’s team that advanced to the ACC Tournament Final. Those three seniors were tri-captains and provided an immense amount of leadership. Their graduation leaves a leadership void and if Jones is ready to fill that void it would increase the chances of success for the team as it navigates a rugged ACC schedule.