Here is what she wrote on Instagram, clearly indication she won't come back to use her final season of outdoor eligibility.
Dani Jones wrote:
To my buffs..
It has been an honor representing you. There is no other place in the world I would have rather been these past 5 years. Thank you to my coaches for pushing me and finding the athlete in me I didn’t know existed. Thank you to my teammates for making the good and tough moments fun. Thank you to the athletic department for your endless support. I’ll always root for the buffs. Here’s to the next chapter!
Jones had quite the NCAA career. This may seem blasphemous but is it possible that if it wasn't for Covid-19 she had a chance to be considered the greatest CU Buff ever?
Yes I know Jenny Simpson was amazing (and Adam Goucher but I'm focused on the women here). Simpson won 4 NCAA title but Jones had 3 (NCAA indoor 3k in 2007, xc in 2018 and outdoor 5000 in 2019). including an xc title which Simpson never won with 2 NCAAs left.
The question I have is this; How many NCAA titles ould Jones have needed to win this year and how fast would she have needed to run to surpass Simpson as the CU women's GOAT?
Even if Jones won two NCAA tits this year (let's say the mile indoors and 5000 outdoors), there's no way she's the CU GOAT in my opinion unless she ran way faster as Simpson's collegiate PBs are way better. 3:59 vs 4:10,, 8:42 vs 9:02, 15:01 vs 15:17 plus Simpson'sthen AR of 9:25 in the steeple. She had 3 collegiate records.
But what if Jones went out with a bang by winning 3 NCAA titles this yearn - mile indoors and 1500/5000 outdoors could she be considered the GOAT? I'm probably not giving it to her unless she broke at least one of Simpson's collegiate records but it would be interesting she ran like 4:02/15:05.