Arkansas State women's bowling coach Justin Kostick announced Wednesday that Jadee Scott-Jones (East Providence, R.I.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career at A-State.
Scott-Jones is the daughter of Monica Scott and Marty Jones and will conclude a highly successful career in the Providence Senate Junior Program. She will be recognized as the program's most accomplished female athlete of all-time after 15 years in the program since she began bowling at the age of three. She's a nine-time Ocean State High Average recipient, a 10-time Ocean State All-Events scratch champion, and six-time USBC Junior Gold Qualifier.
In the 2013 North Pointe Junior Gold Nationals she finished 20th out of approximately 700 girls in the U20 division. Additionally, she has led her team to three straight Ocean State championships as the team captain and player-coach. Her average is 226 in sanctioned events and she has a high game of 300 and high series of 797 to her credit.
"Jadee has ability that is hard to teach," Kostick said. "She has a powerful release and is a fundamental player, which is important because fundamentals are the hardest to teach in bowling. Her experience at Junior Olympic Gold should help her transition to the collegiate level."
Scott-Jones comes from a very successful bowling family. Her parents run the Providence Senate Junior Program and her brothers, Justin and Jalen, are successful bowlers. Her mom, Monica, is a USA Junior Olympic Level Two Certified coach and was named as national Coach of the Year by the National Bowling Association (TNBA). Her dad, Marty, is a United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Silver Level Certified Coach, 6-time Bowlers Journal International Top 100 Coach, and a TNBA and USBC national Coach of the Year.
The Red Wolves have a record of 20-8 this season and won the Crusader Classic Championship in their last tournament. A-State's next competition is the Big Red Invite that runs from Nov. 21-23 in Lincoln, Neb.