The award recognizes the top scholar-athlete in the nation regardless of sport or gender. Jones becomes the fourth University of Alabama student-athlete to receive this honor, joining Brooke Pancake, Barrett Jones and Kim Jacob.
Seniors Herbert Jones and John Petty make All-SEC 1st Team. Sophomore Jaden Shackelford makes All-SEC 2nd Team, while Joshua Primo makes the all-freshman team. This makes the 5th straight Alabama Freshman to make that team.