Cydnee Reese
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    Cydnee Reese

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Kansas City, Mo.

    High School:
    Archbishop O'Hara

    Height:
    5-9

    Event:
    Discus | Hammer | Shot Put

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Earned the program's Newcomer of the Year award...debuted in fifth on the Academy's all-time list in the discus throw...recorded a career-best distance of 157'10" at the Ward Haylett Invitational...matched that distance a week later with a winning performance at the Air Force Twilight Open...also earned a first-place finish in the discus throw at the Air Force Relays (154'5")...scored for the Falcons at the Mountain West Championships after placing eighth with a toss of 153'6"...added top-five finishes at the Jim Click Shootout and Bryan Clay Invitational...earned the team's Field Athlete of the Week award once during the outdoor season...also claimed Newcomer of the Week honors once...competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season...recorded a personal-best distance of 39'3" in the shot put at the Air Force Invitational...registered a career-best weight throw mark of 47'5¼" during a fourth-place performance at the Rocky Mountain Classic.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Archbishop O'Hara High School...three-time Missouri Class 3 state champion in the discus throw...earned a top-five finish at the state meet as a freshman (fifth)...holds the school record in that event at 153'5"... nationally ranked in the discus...ranked ninth on Missouri's Top 20 (high school competition distances only, 1975-2013) and second on the state's Class 3 list...finished second at the AAU Nationals...three-time all-state selection...three-time all-conference first-team honoree...four-time all-district first-team honoree...earned first-team all-section honors three times and second-team all-section honors once...also earned second-team all-conference honors as a member of the 4x100-meter relay in 2011...team captain...named to the Kansas City Star first-team all-metro track team on three occasions...also played basketball...member of the team that finished third at the state tournament in 2009-10...two-time all-conference honoree, including first-team distinction in 2011-12...named MBCA All-District Player as a sophomore...earned all-district first-team honors as a junior and senior...team captain...earned the school's Academic Achievement award as a junior for a GPA of 3.5 or higher...received "Excellence" distinction in biology, chemistry, freshman theology, junior theology and writing in freshman English...also earned Outstanding Achievement in Sophomore English...received the Saint Michael's College Book award for demonstrating excellence in academics and leadership in community service...recipient of the Presidential Service Award...honored for Consistent Creative Use of Spanish (once) and Incorporation of Spanish into Everyday Life (twice)...served on the Student Council, including four years as a class representative and one year as the treasurer...named Outstanding in Student Council as a junior...three-year member of the National Honor Society...served as NHS treasurer as a senior...also participated in Forensics and Debate...three-year member of the National Forensics League...received medalist honors at the 2010-11 WCC Public Forum Debate...spent three years with the theatre department, earning two lead roles...also spent two years as the school mascot.

    PERSONAL: Daughter of Gina and Ronald Hunter and Rodney Reese...stepfather served in the Air Force...has four siblings - Breahna Hunter, Caden Reese, Laylah Reese and Rodney Reese (Jr)...nicknames are "Cyd", "Reese's Pieces", "Reesie" and "Sugar Cookie"...majoring in legal studies...future plans include studying law, working with the Office of Special Investigations or becoming a pilot...hobbies include writing and performing (music and poetry)..."I have a beautiful (perfectly normal and in no way strange) adoration for Hello Kitty"...uncle Curtis Jones is a retired Air Force senior master sergeant...cousin Toie Roby is currently in the Army Reserves...member of Cadet Squadron 16.

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