BURNSVILLE, MN – Wayne State College was represented as one of seven individuals were inducted into the Northern Sun Conference Hall of Fame earlier this week.
During the 19th annual Summer Kickoff event in Burnsville, Minnesota, All-American volleyball standout Emily (Schroeder) Jones became the fifth individual to be inducted into the NSIC Hall of Fame. She now joins retired baseball coach John Manganaro (2016), softball/soccer standout Sarah (Herrick) Wagenfuhr (2015), baseball pitcher Brady Borner (2012) and the late Pete Chapman (athletic director) in 2006.
Emily Schroeder Jones was a dominant volleyball player in her three seasons at Wayne State College from 2005-07. The Laurel-Concord graduate was a First Team All-NSIC selection as a junior and senior on her way to become the Wildcats’ first-ever All-American, named AVCA and Daktronics Second Team All-American in 2006 and 2007.
In just three seasons, Schroeder Jones finished just two kills behind the all-time career leader at WSC with 1,649. She ranks first and second in single season kills, setting a school record with 599 kills as a junior and 591 kills during her senior season.
Schroeder played on three NCAA Tournament Teams at Wayne State and led WSC to the 2007 NSIC Tournament title. She has a school record 32 kills in one match and has a school record 13 blocks in three different matches. Emily also excelled in the classroom, earning ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team honors as a junior and was a two-time NSIC All-Academic selection.
Emily Schroeder Jones is married to former WSC baseball All-American Dustin Jones and the couple resides in Omaha with their two children – Allie (4) and Mara (2). Emily works as a physical therapist assistant at Makovicka Physical Therapy in Omaha.