South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Athletics

02/18/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/18/2020 17:01

Jones Returns To Rapid City As A Hardrocker

RAPID CITY, S.D. --- Rapid City native Juneau Jones is returning home next season to continue her college career as a Hardrocker. South Dakota School of Mines women's basketball head coach recently announced Jones signing to the SD Mines roster for the 2020-21 season. Juneau is a 5-foot-9-inch guard who played at Rapid City Central High School and spent this year in the Casper College Thunderbirds program. 'We are thrilled to add a high caliber player like Juneau Jones to our Hardrocker Family,' Jacobson said. 'Juneau is incredibly athletic and will bring speed as well as much needed rebounding to our program with the graduation of and .' This season for the T-Birds, Jones is averaging 6.4 rebounds per game and 8.9 points per game. As a Cobbler for Rapid City Center, Jones received numerous honors, was a team captain and the team MVP as a senior. 'She is an absolute competitor and has played a key role in helping her Casper College team to the top of the Region IX standings with a 24-3 record with one week of regular season games left before their conference tournament,' Jacobson added. 'It's so exciting for us to be able to bring another Rapid City scholar-athlete back home. Juneau is a worker and we can't wait for her to come back home and start her career as a Hardrocker.' While at South Dakota Mines Jones plans to pursue a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 'I am proud to be part of the Hardrocker women's basketball team because it is like a dream come true,' Jones said. 'Not only do I have the opportunity to attend one of the best engineering schools, but I also get to play the sport I love at the same time. I'm so excited to have the Hardrockers as a second family.'