GWMusicMonday: How Jonquel Jones Powers Up

Introducing a monthly short Spotify playlist curated by GW students, staff or faculty.

Senior Jonquel Jones is a member of the women's basketball team.
Senior Jonquel Jones is a member of the women's basketball team. (Logan Werlinger/GW Today)
January 25, 2016
Welcome to GWMusicMonday, a new feature in George Washington Today that spotlights favorite tunes from a different music lover on campus every month. We’re kicking things off with senior Jonquel Jones, a forward on the women’s basketball team who was named the 2015 Atlantic 10 Player and Defensive Player of the Year and received a Associated Press and WBCA All-America Honorable Mention. 
 
Ms. Jones is featured in the winter issue of GW Magazine, which comes out this week. Ahead of her story in the magazine, George Washington Today caught up with the basketball player to find out what she listens to on and off the court. The Bahamas native is a huge fan of Jamaican reggae musician Jah Cure, Drake and anything with a good beat. 
 

 
Jah Cure, “True Reflections” - I used to listen to this a lot when I was younger, so it reminds me of home and growing up in the Bahamas, in Freeport. 
 
Drake, “Look What You've Done” - Really reflective. I like to listen to it on the way to games. Hearing Drake talk about how he wanted the best for his family reminds me of how I want to be able to take care of my parents and keep them happy and comfortable. I want to treat them just as they treated me when I was growing up.
 
Jah Cure, “Longing For” - Also a song that I relate a lot to my childhood. This one reminds me a lot of why I play the game and how I felt when I first started playing.
 
Jah Cure, “Call on Me” - I just love the reggae beat and the rhythm.
 
Justin Timberlake, “Cabaret” - It talks about being in the gym and working out. I like Drake's part in the song a lot. There are also a lot of good harmonies in it, which makes me appreciate it. 
 
Chris Brown, “Discover” - I like this song because it talks about appreciation and loving others.