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Deborah Jones
[2003]

School: Benson

Sport Played: Track and Field

High School Honors: 4 Track & Field letters and 16-time (undefeated) PIL champion in 100m, 200m, 400m and 4x100m sprint relays. 14-time State winner in 100m (3), 200m (4) 4x100m relay (3) and 4x400m relay (4); leading point scorer on all.

4 PIL and State Championship teams; on State record-setting 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams as a Senior; Oregon High School Female Athlete of the Year in Junior and Senior years.

Post High School Career: 4-time All-American sprinter at Texas Christian University; on 9 conference championship indoor and outdoor relay teams and 2006 winner of the 400m indoor title and 400m outdoor title in 2007. TCU's Outstanding Female Athlete in 2007. Bachelor's Degree at TCU in 2008. Inducted into the Benson Hall of Fame 2014. Presently serving as Assistant Vice President and Senior Internal Auditor for Citibank.

Commentary:

Throughout my life my encouragement has always originated from my family. They are my biggest supporters, critics and will always "keep it real" with me. During my track career I experienced a lot of disappointments and took some heavy losses, but my family has always encouraged me to get right back up, work harder and try again.

It is because of their love and support that I was able to achieve amazing accolades in track. Some of which include being Johnny Carpenter Prep Female Athlete of the year in 2002, winning at the State Championship seven times in individual events, attaining a full ride track & field scholarship to Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!) and becoming a four-time All-American.

My family's continued backing and encouragement allows me to set high goals in life and lead me to my biggest success, which is providing the same foundation and principles of success in my son as he grows in his athletic endeavors.

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