(Editor’s note: University of Providence media release)
GREAT FALLS — University of Providence track and field senior Peyton Jones closed out his collegiate career with one final award as he was named a Google Cloud Academic All-American on Monday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Jones becomes the fifth Argo and second male student-athlete at the University of Providence to earn Academic All-America honors, joining Hali Gruntowicz, Christoffer Bisbo, Bailey Henderson, and Gina Kowalchuk. Peyton Jones graduated in May of 2019 from the University of Providence with a 3.97 GPA while studying criminal justice.
The honor marks another distinction on Jones’ remarkable 2018-19 season, which includes NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors and Frontier Conference Academic All-Conference for cross country. Jones had a standout senior season, punching his ticket to the NAIA Cross Country Championships for the first time in his collegiate career in the fall. During the outdoor track and field season, Jones earned his third-straight appearance in the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the men’s marathon. Jones eventually earned the Argos second-best performance ever in the event as he finished 17th on the national stage.