Kathleen Jones

Player profile

  • Hometown Lewis Center, Ohio
  • High School Olentangy
  • Year Junior
  • Height 5-4

Feature Story: Meant to Be a Buckeye

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Twitter: @skippykatniss
Instagram: @kathleen.m.jones

Ohio State Career

  • 2021 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Bucks Go Pro 1.0 intern, working with Ohio State marketing, in Summer 2021

2020-21 (Sophomore Season)

  • Played in three singles and doubles matches at Michigan Invitational
  • Suffered season-ending injury in February
  • Earned ITA Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors

2019-20 (Freshman Season)

  • 5-2 in doubles on the season, with four dual match victories
  • Posted first singles dual win in team’s victory over Duke Jan. 31, winning 6-0, 6-1 on court six; paired with Danielle Wolf for a doubles win vs. the Blue Devils
  • Dropped a three-set singles match vs. Georgia Tech Feb. 7
  • Posted two doubles victories in ITA Kick-Off Weekend; 6-4 win over No. 46-ranked team from Wake Forest clinched doubles point and posted a 6-0 victory vs. Oklahoma State
  • Named Academic All-Big Ten

2018-19 (Redshirt Season)

  • Did not compete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Two-time state qualifier and finished in Top 8 both times
  • Won district and sectional titles in both singles and doubles
  • Four-time team MVP
  • Placed third in the World Team Tennis National Championships in San Diego
  • Three-time Junior Team National Championship qualifier
  • Placed third in 2017 Marion Wood Baird Cup team tournament
  • Competed in 2014 Zone Team Championship for the Midwest and finished second
  • 2017 First Team Ohio Capital Conference and finalist for ThisWeek News Athlete of the Year
  • Graduated as an AP Scholar
  • Four-year Scholar-Athlete and received Presidential Award


  • Daughter of Arnie and Julie, both Ohio State graduates; Arnie played football for the Buckeyes from 1971-74, starting at linebacker and serving as team captain; Julie earned a medical degree from the Ohio State College of Medicine and is an OB/GYN
  • Has three older brothers – Robert, who rowed at Purdue, Jack, and Paul, who works with the Ohio State football video staff
  • Majoring in journalism
  • Enjoys going to concerts, photography and reading
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