Cydnee Reese
 
Cydnee  Reese

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
Archbishop O'Hara

Height:
5-9

Event:
Discus | Hammer


NCAA Participant | Discus Throw
Track and Field Newcomer of the Year | 2014

Personal-Best Marks
Discus Throw: 169’1” | Weight Throw: 53’7”

JUNIOR YEAR | 2015-16: Received the team’s Falcon Award for Spirit and Enthusiasm...moved into sixth on the Academy’s all-time standings in the weight throw...registered a career-best throw of 53’7” at the Rocky Mountain Classic...surpassed the 50-foot mark in three additional meets...earned the team’s Athlete of the Week award following that meet and the New Mexico Team Invitational (51’6¼”)...won the discus throw at the Air Force Twilight Open (157’7”)...posted a season-best distance of 161’7” in that event at the Michael Johnson Classic...competed in the hammer throw once, recording 143’2” at the Aztec Invitational.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2014-15: Qualified to the first-round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the discus throw...impacted the program’s all-time standings in two events...became just the fourth thrower in Academy history to surpass the 160-foot mark in the discus throw...tossed a career-best distance of 169’1” to win the Texas Invitational...also won that event at the Air Force Twilight Open (161’1”)...surpassed 160 feet three additional times: 161’4” at the Rock Chalk Classic, 162’8” at the Drake Relays, 165’2” at the Bryan Clay Invitational...finished fifth in all three meets...competed in the hammer throw four times...recorded a personal-best 153’11” at the Texas Invitational...earned the team’s Field Athlete of the Week award following the meet in Texas...debuted in ninth on the Academy’s all-time list in the weight throw after recording a career-best toss of 52’8¼” at the Rocky Mountain Classic...also surpassed the 50-foot mark at the Mountain West Indoor Championships (51’11¼”)...registered top-five finishes at the Air Force Holiday Open (48’0”), Air Force Team Challenge (49’6¼”) and Adams State Qualifier (48’5¼”)...received the team’s Most Improved Award.

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...nicknames are "Cyd", "Reese's Pieces", "Reesie" and "Sugar Cookie"...majoring in legal studies...future plans include becoming an RPA pilot...serving as the Group One Deputy Commander during the 2016-17 academic year...spent the summer as the Wing Executive Officer and served as Flight Commander for the second session of Basic Cadet Training...also took an academic class and traveled to Kansas City and Las Vegas...hobbies include writing and performing original 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 10.

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