Barrett Jones - Alabama - 2012-13 CO D1 AAA of Year
August 8 2013
Barrett Jones of Alabama named Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year

Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year Recipients   
(divisional overall winners)

College Division: Mia Persson, Lindsey Wilson women's soccer
Division III -
Colton Hunt, Randolph College men's basketball
Division II - Kari Daugherty, Ashland University women's basketball
Division I - release below

• 2012-13 Capital One Division I Academic All-America
® of the Year release

Capital One Academic All-America® website

TOWSON, Md. –  All-American offensive lineman Barrett Jones of the University of Alabama has been named as the 2013 Capital One Division I Academic All-America® of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A graduate student who completed his degree with a perfect 4.00 G.P.A., Jones was a very versatile offensive lineman who started for three national championship teams at Alabama. In 2012, he was the center for a team that posted a 13-1 record and beat Notre Dame in the national championship game.

Jones is the second consecutive Alabama student-athlete to be named as the Capital One Division Academic All-America® if the Year. Last year, three-time All-American golfer Brooke Pancake earned the award.

A four-time selection as a member of the Capital One Academic All-America® football team, he earned first team honors in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He was also a second team selection in 2009. A two-time selection as first team All-American, he was also named first team All-Southeastern Conference.

In his career, the 6-5, 302-pound Jones started 50 games on the offensive line. He made 25 starts at guard, 11 at tackle and 14 at center. In 2012, he was named as the winner of the Rimington Trophy, presented to the top center in the nation. In 2011, he was honored as the winner of the Outland Trophy which is given to the top interior lineman in the nation.

In addition, he was honored as the winner of the McWhorter Award which is presented to the top Scholar-Athlete in the SEC. He also won the 2011 Wuerffel Trophy and the 2011 ASA Sportsmanship Award.

A native of Germantown, Tenn., Jones earned his undergraduate degree in accounting in only three years and graduated in 2011 with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A. He also earned his Master’s degree in accounting last year and had a 4.00 graduate G.P.A.

During his career, Jones helped Coach Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide post a phenomenal 49-5 record as Alabama won all four bowl games, including three BCS national championship contests.

He was a fourth round draft pick by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft.

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To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit


Name/School                              Sport               Cl.   Hometown                 Major/GPA
Andy Bayer, Indiana                    M. Track, CC    Sr.   Leo, Ind.                      Biology, 3.60
Elizabeth Beisel, Florida              W. At-Large      Jr.   No. Kingstown, R.I.    Telecomm., 3.63
Brendan Buckley, Army               M. At-Large      Sr.   Massapequa, N.Y.       Engineering Mang't, 3.99
Raven Chavanne, Tennessee     Softball             Sr.   Thousand Oaks, Cal.  Political Science, 3.84
Aaron Craft, Ohio State               M. Basketball   Jr.    Findlay, Ohio               Nutrition (Pre-Med), 3.92
LB Dantzler, South Carolina        Baseball           Sr.   Winter Haven, Fla. Sport/Entertainment Mangt, 3.64  
* Elena Delle Donne, Delaware   W. Basketball   Sr.   Wilmington, Del.          Human Services, 3.62
Scott Goodwin, North Carolina    M. Soccer         Sr.   Raleigh, N.C.             Biology, Chemistry, Math, 3.95
Jordan Hasay, Oregon                W. Track, CC    Sr.   Arroyo Grande, Cal.     Business Admin., 3.87
Barrett Jones, Alabama               Football            Gr.  Germantown, Tenn.     Accounting (Master's), 4.00
Dana Larsen, Baylor                    W. Soccer        Sr.   Mequon, Wis.               Biochemistry, 4.00
Ariel Turner, Purdue                     Volleyball         Sr.   Highlands Ranch, Col. Mech. Engineering, 3.49

* repeat selection


Dan O’Connell, Towson University
CoSIDA Academic All-America ® Vice-Chair for Publicity/Communications
(410) 704-3102