Colonial of the Week - Jonquel Jones '16
Women's Basketball Alumna Returns to DC with WNBA's Connecticut Sun
Name: Jonquel Jones '16
Sport: Women's Basketball
Year: 1st season in WNBA
Hometown: Freeport, Bahamas
High School: Riverdale Baptist
Playing her first professional game in Washington, D.C., just 14 blocks east of the Charles E. Smith Center, GW women's basketball alumna Jonquel Jones '16 put on a show for her family, friends and former teammates as the Connecticut Sun edged the Washington Mystics, 87-78, on Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
Jones poured in a career-high 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field, including a trio of three pointers. She also grabbed seven rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.
Fans, alumni and friends of the GW women's basketball program came together for a #RaiseHigh Tailgate at Clydes at Gallery Place prior to the game. Head Coach Jennifer Rizzotti along with her staff - Associate Head Coach Bill Sullivan, assistant coaches Laura Harper and Jackie Smith, Director of Operations Jillian Baach and Assistant Director of Operations Kevin DeMille - were all in attendance along with the 2016-17 Colonials to socialize with attendees.
Past Colonial of the Week Winners