COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Director of Athletics Jason Trufant has named Jenae Jones as the director of athletic communications.

 A native of Terry, Jones brings five years of sports information/ athletic communications experience and a passion for intercollegiate athletics. In her new role, she will be responsible for the Owls' game day statistics, management of the athletic website and media relations for the entire athletic department.

Trufant said, "Jenae brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in athletic communications to our University. I am excited to have someone of her caliber join our staff and enhance this area. She is the right fit for The W as we continue to reintroduce intercollegiate athletics."

Prior to joining The W staff, Jones was the assistant director of sports information at Jackson State University for three years. 

"I am really thankful for the opportunity to join the Owls athletic staff," said Jones. "Entering during this beginning stage of a program is exciting and I look forward to using my talents to help the department grow and promote the Owls' brand."

Jones is a 2011 graduate of Tougaloo College in Tougaloo. where she received a bachelor's degree in mass communications and is a 2016 graduate of Jackson State University in Jackson, where she completed a master's degree in sports management. 

Aug. 10, 2017

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