Position
Freestyle/breaststroke
Class
Freshman
Hometown
N. Little Rock, Ark.
High School
Oak Grove HS

2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER
Quality breaststroker and solid contributor to the team during his career … Leaves LSU with the eighth-fastest 100-yard breaststroke time in school history … Held the squad’s top 100-breast time as a sophomore and the second-fastest mark as a senior … Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition as a senior.

SENIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Enjoyed the finest season of his career as one of the team’s best breaststrokers … Competed in every dual meet, the Art Adamson Invitational and the SEC Championships … One of three LSU athletes to tally points for the squad in the 100 breast at SEC’s … Secured a new personal best and the eighth-fastest time in school history, 54.87, to place 13th in that event … Barely missed the consolation final of the 200 breast at the conference meet, finishing 17th overall with a personal-best time of 2:02.07 … Also registered a new career best in the 50 free, 20.48 … Took runner-up honors in the consolation final of the 100 breast (10th overall) at Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational with a time of 56.15 … Emerged victorious in the 100 breast (57.44) in a victory over SEC rival Kentucky … Captured the 100-breast title versus UNO at the LSU Invitational … Also claimed second in the 50 free at that competition … Part of a 1-2-3 LSU finish in the 50 free on Senior Day against Delta State … Posted a third-place finish in the 100 breast in a road win over Texas A&M … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Followed a successful sophomore season with another solid campaign in breaststroke events … A vital member of four winning teams in the 200 and 400 medley relays … Competed in every dual meet and the Georgia Tech Invitational … Enjoyed his finest meet on the year against South Carolina, capturing the 100-yard breaststroke title and helping the 400 medley relay team take first-place … Posted a season-best time of 21.94 in the 50 free to earn second … Registered a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke versus Alabama with his top time of the season (58.70)… Played a key role on the 400 medley relay team at the Georgia Tech Invitational, as the group finished third among a 15-team field … Also took 10th with a 58.73 clocking in the 100 breaststroke at the same meet … Received his third varsity letter. 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006-07)
One of the Tigers’ top breaststroke swimmers who posted lifetime-best times in all three of his events … Competed in every dual meet, the Art Adamson Invitational and all four days of the SEC Championships … LSU’s highest finisher in the 100 breaststroke at SEC’s, placing 19th with a career-best mark of 57.26 … That time was the fastest by any Tiger swimmer all season … Also recorded a career-fast 50 free time of 21.34 in a 35th-place finish at SEC’s … A member of the 200 medley relay team that placed seventh at SEC’s (1:29.83) … Qualified and placed second in the consolation final of the 200 breaststroke at the Art Adamson Invite (2:07.21) … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005-06)
Contributed to breaststroke and freestyle events in his first season … Saw action in eight meets on the year, including the SEC Championships … Recorded the Tigers’ third-best clocking of the season in the 100 breaststroke (58.50) … Finished 23rd in the 100 breaststroke at SEC s with a career-best time of 58.50 … Took 38th-place in the 50 free at SEC’s, improving on his seed time of 21.82 with a mark of 21.46 … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Talented freestyle and breaststroker at Oak Grove High School … Earned three letters in swimming and basketball … Coached in swimming by Richard Hein … Arkansas Swimmer of the Year and state champion in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke … Was also a club swimmer for the Laser Swim Team … Team captain and member of the Beta Club.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 5, 1987 … Parents are Joe and Dolores Jones … Has one brother, Oscar … Majoring in kinesiology. 

ROY’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle   :20.48  2009 SEC Championships
100 breaststroke  :54.87  2009 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke  2:02.07  2009 SEC Championships

 

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