Wayne State College

Dustin Jones

Inducted: 2016

Dustin Jones (Sioux City Heelan) was a standout center fielder for the Wildcats during his career from 2004-07. He helped WSC win four NSIC regular season titles, three NSIC Tournament titles and played in the NCAA Tournament all four years that included a regional championship game appearance in 2004. Jones was a First Team All-NSIC selection as a junior and senior and honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore. He was named to the NSIC All-Tournament Team three times and was MVP of the 2005 tournament as a sophomore. Jones was Second Team All-Region as a junior and was All-American by Rawlings/ABCA and Daktronics during his senior season. He also excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-American First Team honors as a senior and Third Team as a junior. Jones was the WSC Male Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior and was the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior. Jones is currently the all-time leader at Wayne State College in hits (276), runs scored (236) and triples (16) while ranking second in career at bats (741) and third in stolen bases (79-96). His record as a player was 163-63-1. Following his days at Wayne State, Jones played five seasons with the Sioux City Explorers in the American Association. In 2008, he was third in the league in stolen bases, fourth in on-base percentage and fifth in walks. Dustin and his wife, 2014 Hall of Famer Emily Schroeder (volleyball), reside in Omaha with their two kids and he works in the marketing/advertising department at the Omaha World Herald. He was inducted into the WSC Athletic Hall of Fame on October 8, 2016.