Jones Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Bill Jones of the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 at-large recognition for his effort in the pool and in the classroom as announced by CoSIDA Thursday.  Jones, an organismic and evolutionary biology concentrator, was tabbed to the All-District first team.


A native of Fremont, Mich., Jones received All-Ivy League first-team honors in the 200 medley relay and garnered All-Ivy second-team accolades in the 100 butterfly, 800 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay.  He broke the previous Ivy League record in the 100 butterfly, touching the wall in 46.12, and also helped the 200 medley relay surpass the conference mark with a time of 1:27.61. 


Jones, a 16-time All-Ivy selection as well as an Academic All-Ivy League choice this year, qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 butterfly this season, taking 28th in the 100 fly with a time of 47.11.