- Christopher Jones
- Palm City, Fla. (South Fork)
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
Career High Dives
Three-meter: 354.45 (Tennessee, 1/28/12)
Platform: 327.65 (2013 NCAA Zone Diving Championships)
2012-13: Named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Posted a career-high score of 327.65 on the platform taking eighth as the highest finisher for the Gators, was 17th on the three-meter with a score of 331.95 in the finals and took 20th on the one-meter with a score of 273.50 at the 2013 NCAA Zone Diving Championships…One of three divers to represent the Gators at the 2013 SEC Championships, taking 15th on the one-meter (280.25) and platform (280.25) and finishing 29th on the three-meter (239.90)…Grabbed a second place finish on the one-meter (318.75) and was fourth on the three-meter (296.78) against Tennessee…Collected fifth place finishes on both the one and three-meter boards at Florida State with scores of 252.38 and 288.30 respectively…Took fifth on the one-meter (269.56) and competed in exhibition on the three-meter (277.28) against Texas A&M…The top Gator on the one-meter with a third place finish of 299.30 and was fourth on the three-meter (337.58) at South Carolina…Swept both diving events at Georgia with a personal-best score of 348.51 on the one-meter and tallying 346.50 on the three-meter…Won on the one-meter board (324.75) and finished second on the three-meter (317.70) at the All-Florida Invitational.
2011-12: Named to the 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Represented the Gators at the 2012 SEC Championships, finishing as the highest finisher off the one-meter boards with a 310.20, 11th-place effort, and 20th off both the three-meter boards (310.50) and platform (280.70)…Had a career-high dive off the three-meter springboard against Tennessee, recording a 345.45 score to finish third…Took second in three-meter competition (335.55) to help lift the Gators over Auburn…Finished second off the one-meter springboard with a 333.08 mark against FAU…Collected two top-five finishes at the Georgia Invitational, with a second-place effort off the three-meter boards and fifth-place finish off the one-meter boards…Against Georgia, took fourth in both the one- (316.73) and three-meter (339.67) competition…Opened the season with a fourth-place effort off the one-meter boards at the All-Florida Invitational.
2010-11: Named to the 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Competed on the platform at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships, taking 18th with a 261.10 prelim score…Scored 283.40 on the platform at the SEC Diving Championships, for 14th place. Took 23rd on both the one-meter (249.00) and three-meter (276.80) boards at the conference championships…Finished second on the platform with a career-best 321.40, and fourth on the one-meter boards (323.93) at the Last Chance Meet…Took fourth in three-meter competition in the win over Indian River State College (296.17)…Finished seventh and eighth in the one-meter and three-meter competition, respectively, against Georgia Tech…Made his 2010-11 debut at the Tennessee Diving Invitational, finishing 12th in platform competition…Appeared in eight meets on the year for the Gators.
High School: Graduated from the International Baccalaureate program of South Fork High School in 2009…Was in National Honor Society…In addition to diving, was a varsity track and field athlete…Was in Eagle Scouts…Coached at South Fork by Dave Suba.
Club: Member of the Indian River Divers, coached by Dave Suba.
Personal: Born Christopher Ryan Jones to Sidney and Norma Jones on March 20, 1991…Has one sibling Matthew (22), who is a senior at UF… Also considered IRSC and Tennessee…Chose Florida because of academics, familiarity, and great coaching…Hopes to qualify for NCAAs or Zones and to one day move to Australia…Majoring in digital arts and sciences.