Briana Jones  
Briana Jones


Grand Forks, N.D.

High School:
Red River HS

Red River Gymnastics Club


Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.


Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Five Gophers Receive NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Honors

Minnesota came in at 31st in the nation with a team GPA of 3.3283.


Gophers Place 86 on Big Ten Distinguished Scholar List

List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent


Minnesota Team Awards Announced at Banquet

Dusti Russell was tagged as the team's Most Valuable Performer for the 2012 season.

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2012 Season:
Served as the 2012 Team Captain • was a balance beam and floor exercise specialist • notched a career-high floor routine of 9.800 against Michigan (1/21) • tallied a personal-best beam score of 9.775 at Best of Minnesota (2/11) • scored a 9.700 or better in all meets but one • received her fourth letter.

2011 Season:
Did not see action during the 2011 season.

2010 Season:

Competed on beam and floor in the first half of the season • Was inserted into the beam lineup in place of Kristin Furukawa at the NCAA Regional • Earned her best beam score, a 9.725 at Iowa • Had her best floor performance against Michigan State, earning a 9.725 • Has been an exhibition performer on beam and floor when not in the competition line up • A letterwinner • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2009 Season:

Did not compete in 2009 • Was an exhibition performer on floor in the season opener • was a regular exhibition performer on beam.

High School/Club:

Trained under coaches James and J.J. Bayer at the Red River Valley Gymnastics Club • In 2008, she just missed qualifying for the J.O. National Championship, and was the first alternate for the national meet • Qualified for the 2007 J.O. Level 10 National Championship • Finished in third place in the all around at the North Dakota State Championship in both 2007 and 2008 • Was the North Dakota High School state champion on beam and in the all around in 2006 • Her high school team won three state titles during her tenure.


A 2008 graduate of Red River High School in Grand Forks, N.D., where she was at the top of her class • Had a perfect 4.0 grade point average in high school, was a National Honor Society Member, was the Renaissance Committee Vice President, was a Rotary Student of the Month, and earned the Renaissance Personal Best Award • Daughter of Mike and Kathy Jones.