2000 ACC Outdoor Champion and indoor school record-holder in the high jump 2000 Olympic Trials Finalist 2000 ECAC Indoor Champion NCAA qualifier for both indoor and outdoor seasons earned All-ACC and All-East honors.
As a Junior: Won the ACC Outdoor Championship in the high jump with a leap of 6-0, the best of her career to that point later improved that mark in finishing first at the Florida State Twilight Meet with a jump of 6-0 1/2 finished first at the ECAC Indoor Championships won the Maryland Invitational and the Terrapin Invitational with jumps of 5-10 1/2 and 5-11 1/4, respectively placed second at the Georgia Invitational finished second at the ECAC Outdoor Championships, garnering All-East honors finalist at the 2000 Olympic Trials.
On Jones: 1999 All-ACC selection in the high jump 1999 ECAC qualifier for both the indoor and outdoor seasons finished eighth at the indoor ECAC's and fifth at the outdoor ECAC's in the high jump.
As a Sophomore: Premier high-jumper on roster, recording four victories during the indoor season and three during the outdoor season had career-high and team-high jump of 5-8 Ύ in taking second place at the ACC Outdoor Championships jump of 5-8 at ACC Indoor Championships was good for third place also had three second-place finishes and two third-place finishes.
As a Freshman: Finished fifth in the high jump at the ACC Indoor Championships with a jump of 5-5 finished first in the high jump at the Terrapin Invitational with a jump of 5-3 finished first in the high jump at the Delaware Invitational with a jump of 5-3 3/4 personal best of 5-5 1/4 was recorded at the George Mason Invitational.
Before Maryland: Prepped at Sherwood High in Olney where she was a state high jump champion in 1997 three-year letterwinner in track and volleyball averaged nine kills in volleyball as a senior, and guided her team to the state finals as a junior three-time county and regional high jump champion finished fifth in state meet as a sophomore before winning state crown as a junior and senior was undefeated as a senior personal best was 5-8.
Personal: Vanessa Loretta Jones born Dec. 29, 1979 daughter of Lynette and Nyron Jones state champion in high jump in 1997 member of National Honor Society in high school.
Career Bests High Jump (indoor) 5-11 1/2 ECAC Championships, 2000