Survivor: Palau (Season 10)- 1st voted out
Jolanda Jones Biography:
Born on November 6, 1965, Jolanda “Jo” Jones was a student of Alief Elsik High School in student, where she was an All-American track and field and basketball player. After she graduated magna cum laude, she enrolled at the University of Houston, from where she again finished magna cum laude with a degree in a political science. Jonas went on to acquire her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. Among her other accomplishments are receiving a nomination for a Rhodes scholarship and an NCAA Postgraduate scholarship, becoming the 1989 US Track and Field Heptathlon Champion, working as a board member of both the U’jana Conley Foundation for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority and being inducted into University of Houston’s Cougar Hall of Fame. Although she stepped away from track and field due to an abusive boyfriend, Jones returned to the sport after seven years, only to withdraw from the 1996 Olympic Trials after learning her brother was murdered.
Her perseverance and strong spirit led her to audition for Survivor: Palau, but she was only able to stay in the island for three days. Jones was one of the two contestants tasked to choose members for her tribe, Ulong, on Day 2, but following Ulong’s defeat at the first immunity challenge, her fellow Ulong tribe members ousted her for coming on too
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