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Natali Jones
12  Natali Jones
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pratt, Kan.

High School:
Skyline

Last College:
Pratt CC

Height:
6-2

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
2L

12/01/2014

Zumach, Brand, Jones Earn Big 12 Postseason Honors

Zumach becomes first Wildcat to ever win Big 12 Freshman of the Year

10/28/2014

Jones Named AVCA National Player of the Week

Redshirt senior becomes fourth Wildcat ever to earn national honor

10/27/2014

Jones, Zumach Earn Big 12 Player of the Week Honors

Jones earns her first career while the award is Zumach's fifth this season

09/19/2014

School-Record 23.5 Blocks Power 3-1 Win

K-State sets program record for blocks in a four-set match

04/09/2013

K-State to Play for Team USA at World University Games

Wildcats will trade Purple & White for Red, White & Blue in Russia

Honors
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2014)
Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week (Oct. 28, 2014)
Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 27, 2014)

Senior (2014)

  • 174 kills, .245 hitting percentage, 146 blocks and 15 aces in 105 sets played
  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Career-highs in kills, blocks and aces
  • 146 blocks were the most by a Wildcat in a season since 2008 (Megan Farr, 151 blocks)
  • 146 blocks were also tied for the 10th-most ever by a Wildcat in a season
  • Became fourth Wildcat in school history to earn AVCA/Sports Imports national player of the week honors on Oct. 28
  • Was also named Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week in late October
  • Had back-to-back matches of 12 kills, .667+ hitting percentage and 5+ blocks from Oct. 22-25 (vs. Oklahoma, at West Virginia)
  • Hit .300+ in 14 matches
  • Hit .400+ in 11 matches
  • Had 5+ blocks in 17 matches
  • Had 10+ blocks in 2 matches (Sept. 19 at Michigan; Nov. 26 at Oklahoma)
  • Had 7 of her 15 aces during the season over the final 4 matches
  • In Big 12-only matches, she finished third in blocks/set (1.48) while her 90 total blocks were the second-most
  • Hit .688 (12k-1e-16a) vs. Oklahoma on Oct. 22, the second-highest hitting percentage recorded in a Big 12 match in 2014
  • Also hit .667 (12k-0e-18a) on Oct. 25 at West Virginia, the fourth-highest hitting percentage for a match during the season


Junior (2013)

  • 37 kills (1.09 per set) and 32 blocks (0.94) in 34 sets (17 matches)
  • Season-high 9 kills and .500 hitting pct. vs. Tulsa on Sept. 10 ... Also had 4 blocks
  • Season-high 5 blocks vs. Santa Clara at the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational on Sept. 12
  • 3 kills and a block at Arkansas in the Razorback Invitational on Sept. 20
  • 4 kills and 3 blocks at Iowa State on Oct. 9


Redshirt Sophomore (2012)

  • Played in 3 sets
  • Had match-winning kill against UC Irvine on her only swing of season opener
  • Had 1 block assist against UC Irvine
  • Had 1 solo block against Denver during Bluejay Invitational

Sophomore (2011)
Did not play (redshirt)

Pratt Community College (2010)

Played one season for Beavers, helping lead the team to Jayhawk West Conference championship ... Named Freshman of the Year and First Team All-Conference ... Led team in blocks, kills and service aces.

High School
Lettered four years for Skyline High School, helping lead team to state tournament as a junior and senior ... Team finished fourth in state during her junior year ... Two-time All-League First Team selection ... Also lettered four years in basketball and two in track and field ... Member of honor roll, participated in FCA, FCLA and volunteered at the Humane Society.

Personal:
Born April 29, 1992 in Clocolan, South Africa ... Daughter of Barron and Mariaan Jones ... Has two brothers, Frank and Mark.