Dawn Higginbotham
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    Dawn Higginbotham

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    High School:
    Cheyenne Mountain HS

    Event:
    High Jump

    2006: Led the Falcons with a season-best jump of 5'5" at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...tied for ninth at the MWC Championships with a jump of 5'2½"...cleared 5'3" at the Ris Westen Air Force Twilight Meet to take second

    2005: Did not compete for the Falcons

    2004: Led the team with an outdoor high jump mark of 5'6"...mark is the third-best height in Academy history...named "Newcomer of the Week" after debuting in the high jump with a mark of 5'3" at the Tom Benich Classic...repeated the award at New Mexico after upping her personal-record to 5'5"...earned the award again after clearing 5'6" at the Ris Westen Air Force Twilight Invitational...finished 10th at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a 5'5" mark

    HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in track...qualified for state track championships in seven events...lettered three years in basketball...averaged 16.7 points and 12.5 rebounds per game...all-state selection...three-time first-team all-conference honoree...three-time team captain...two-time team MVP...named Cheyenne Mountain HS female athlete of the year...academic all-state...also lettered one year in volleyball

    PERSONAL: Daughter of Tom and Bernadette Higginbotham...has three younger siblings - Thomas (20), Nikki (18) and Keith (9)...a social sciences major...hobbies include sports of all kinds, reading, hiking, camping and dancing...named to the Commandant's List for excellence in military performance and the Athletic Director's List for excellence in athletic performance...a four-year member of the Air Force women's basketball team.

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