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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - People. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20710.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - People. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20710

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Title Houstonian 2002
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Title People
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Jvl&kiM ker mark ok tke court clkcI Ik tke record books Chandi Montrease Jones, whose father, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach David Jones, affectionately calls "Binky," wrapped up the 2001-02 collegiate basketball year with 2002 Conference USA Player of the Year accolades and more than 1,000 points in her collegiate career. The Ail-American who admires the determination of Michael Jordan achieved these honors after tearing her ACL in January 2001. "My heart dropped," Jones said. "But I really stayed strong for my mom and dad. They're the ones that were really down." Jones' close- knit relationship with her father and her mother, Janice, who sang the National Anthem at one of the home games this season, was a strong point for the sophomore and helped her return to the court this season ready to give her all. Jones' parents still live in her hometown of Bay City. "Now I want them to move here (to Houston)," Jones said. "At least get an apartment." For five months, Jones and her teammates endured 6 a.m. practices, 8:30 a.m. classes, Friday- Sunday games on the road and traveling by bus and plane for as long as 10 hours. All of the work was worth it, though, as it led the team to a 26-8 record and runner- up place in the 2002 Women's National Invitational Tournament. In the off-season, with no practices or games to occupy her time, Jones' mind turned to ideas on youth entertainment philanthropy after she goes pro. "I've been thinking about going back to Bay City and building something like a Dave and Buster's down there," Jones said. "We really r don't have anything for the young kids to do. We only have a bowling alley and some pool tables. We used to have a skating rink when I was growing up but then they closed it. "There's really nothing to do in Bay City," Jones said. "I want it to be a hang out place." What brought this up? "So far I've been having so much time on my hands I don't know what to do," Jones said. "[The team doesn't] know how to act. We just sit in the house and do Over here! Chandi Jones awaits a pass from one of her teammates at a Prairie View A&M game. Her basketball enthusiasm began when she played in high school, and that experience helped her to keep her focus through the years. Photo by Lauren Wilson nothing." Jones and the rest of the Lady Cougars did far from nothing, with finals and conditioning for the upcoming season just around the corner. Jones planned on participating in the long jump for the UH women's outdoor track team. Jones won state titles in long jump and triple jump for Bay City High School all four years, 1997-2000. "I quit track when I was younger," Jones said. "I used to always get beat in long jump and I hated getting beat." Jones returned to the sandpit in seventh grade, determined not to be bested in any jumping events, although her technique was a little different. "I'm weird. I jump off my right leg," Jones said. While she was working on another UH athletic achievement, Jones was invited to try out in May for the 2002 USA Basketball Women's Youth Championship Team. After such a long, eventful season and the upcoming competitions ahead, one would think that Jones would be ready to take an athletic hiatus. Not so. "I'm always ready for basketball," Jones said. by Crystal Doucette