Sara Neubauer
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    Sara Neubauer

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bottineau, N.D.

    High School:
    Bottineau

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    Shot Put, Discus, Hammer Throw

    Team co-captain for 2010 season...

    SENIOR (2010): Named Female Field Athlete of the Year for the Mountain Region by the USTFCCCA...NCAA finalist in the shot put and discus throw...ranked ninth in the shot put and 16th in the discus throw in the final national rankings...finished ninth in the shot and fifth in the discus throw during the national semifinals...also participated in the hammer throw at the semifinal meet...named the Academy's Female Athlete of the Year...received the team's Most Valuable Athlete award for the third straight year...also received the Falcons' High Point Award and the Gail Conway Outstanding Performance Award...it was the third consecutive year of receiving the High Point Award...claimed four Mountain West Conference titles...earned all-conference honors in every throwing event during both the indoor and outdoor seasons...set four Academy records...also set three Senior Class records...won the shot put and discus throw at the outdoor conference championships...also placed third in the hammer throw and javelin throw...accounted for 56 of Air Force's 93.5 points at the combined conference championships...became the first MWC athlete (male or female) to earn all-conference honors in all four throwing events at an outdoor meet...improved Academy record in the hammer throw by over seven feet to 193'7" at the MWC Championships...won all four throwing titles at the Military Track and Field Championships...led the Falcons to their first-ever team title...set meet records in the shot put, discus throw and hammer throw at that event...set Academy record in the shot put (54'5½") at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays...that throw is the second-farthest in conference history...accounted for the second-best discus throw distance in Academy history (174'2") at the Front Range Classic...that distance is a new meet record...also won the shot put with a meet-record distance of 54'3¼"...won the shot put and discus throw during four meets...was the top collegiate finisher in one additional meet in both events...NCAA participant in the shot put during the indoor season...won both the shot put (53'11") and weight throw (60'2") titles at the MWC Indoor Championships...first conference athlete to win both throwing titles in the same year since 2006...two-time all-conference honoree...Academy record holder in both throwing events...rewrote Academy shot put record in six of nine meets...career-best throw of 53'11" came in winning effort at MWC Championships...that toss is also the third-best in conference history...unbeaten in the shot put, winning the event in all nine regular-season meets...first broke the Academy record at the Air Force All-Comers Meet with a toss of 50'8"...upped the Academy standard again at the Nebraska Wesleyan Open (51'6¼"), adidas Classic (52'3¾"), Air Force Invitational (52'6") and Robert Shine Invitational (52'11")...won the shot put at the UW Final Qualifier by 16 feet...set the Academy record of 61'11" in the weight throw at the New Mexico Classic...defeated the field of 45 by nearly five inches...first set the program's weight throw record (58'8") at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...continued to improve the program record at the Nebraska Wesleyan Open (59'7¾"), adidas Classic (60'1") and Don Barrett Duals (61'2")...won that event in seven of nine meets...finished eighth in both throwing events at the USATF Indoor National Championships...placed 15th in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships...three-time Mountain West Conference Athlete of the Week honoree (twice indoors, once outdoors)...earned the team's Field Athlete of the Week award on six occasions...named the Air Force Athletic Department's Athlete of the Week award twice...team captain.

    JUNIOR (2009): Two-time All-American...became the first female athlete to earn multiple Division I All-America awards in a single meet and the first Air Force athlete (male or female) to do so since 1996...placed seventh in the discus throw (163'5") and eighth in the shot put (52'11½") at the national championship meet...set three Academy records during the season...earned the program's Most Valuable Athlete Award for the second straight year...also received the High Point Award, the Laura Piper Ironman Award and the Gail Conway Performance Award...set Academy records in the outdoor shot put (54'0") and hammer throw (182'10")...it was her first year of throwing the hammer...also improved the second-best discus distance in Academy history to 173'9" and moved to eighth (142'4") all-time in the javelin throw ...set Junior Class Records in the shot put, discus throw and hammer throw...ranked among the nation's top 12 in both the shot put and discus throw entering the NCAA Championships...was the runner-up at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in the shot put with Academy record throw...also finished third in the discus throw...also competed at the regional meet in the hammer throw...scored 24 of the women's 62 points at the conference championships...became the first athlete to score in all four throwing events at the conference championships...was the MWC runner-up in the shot put and discus throw, while finishing fourth in the hammer and sixth in the javelin throw...all-conference honoree in the shot and discus...won the hammer throw and discus throw at the Front Range Classic, setting a meet record in the discus throw...also set a meet record in the discus throw at the Missouri Tom Botts Invitational...set an Academy record in the indoor shot put (50'7½") at the Last Chance Meet...also recorded the second-best weight throw in program history at 56'4¾"...NCAA provisional qualifier in the shot put...scored in both throwing events at the Mountain West Conference Championships...placed fifth in the shot put and seventh in the weight throw...received the team's Field Athlete of the Week award on eight occasions, including five during the outdoor season...also claimed the department's Athlete of the Week honor...member of the program's Leadership Council...team captain.

    SOPHOMORE (2008): Earned the team's Most Valuable Athlete Award...also received the program's High Point Award...set Academy records in both the indoor and outdoor shot put...NCAA Regional Qualifier in both the shot put and discus throw...set Sophomore Class Record in the shot put...recorded program's best outdoor record in the shot put (50'4½") at the Colorado Invitational...won the shot put and was the top collegiate finisher in the discus throw at that meet...finished second in the discus throw (160'2") at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships...earned all-conference honors...also placed fourth in the shot put at that meet with a throw of 47'3¾"...won the discus throw at the first-ever Front Range Invitational...first qualified for the NCAA Regional Championship meet in the shot put during the second outdoor meet of the season...threw an indoor shot put distance of 50'2" to win the Air Force Invitational...that mark was a NCAA provisional distance and an Academy record...first set Academy record (48'6") at the All-Comers Meet...received all-conference honors following a third-place finish in the shot put at the MWC Indoor Championships...earned the team's Field Athlete of the Week award twice during the indoor season and three times during the outdoor season.

    FRESHMAN (2007): Earned the team's Outstanding Performer award...shared Newcomer of the Year honors...Academy record-holder in the outdoor shot put (50'2¾")...that tally is a new Freshman Class record and the first throw ever that was over 50 feet...that mark was also the best distance in the conference...outdoor all-conference honoree in the shot put and discus throw...two-time NCAA Regional Qualifier...was the Mountain West Conference runner-up in the shot put and discus during the outdoor meet...posted the second-best discus throw total (160'11") and the seventh-best javelin throw mark (139'0") in Academy history...earned MWC Athlete of the Week honors following the Air Force Twilight Meet...won the shot put at the Military Classic with a meet record 48'4"...won the shot put on three occasions during the outdoor season (Military Classic, Jack Christiansen Invitational, Air Force Twilight Invitational)...also claimed the top spot during the indoor season's Air Force All-Comers Meet...threw a career-best indoor shot put distance of 47'6¼" at the Air Force Invitational...that mark is a Freshman Class record and was a then-Academy record...earned the team's Field Athlete of the Week award four times during the season...won the USA Track and Field junior national title in the shot put...became the Academy's first U.S. champion with a throw of 48'10¼"...also finished third in the discus throw at that meet (161'5").

    HIGH SCHOOL: Set the North Dakota high school Division-B state meet record in the discus throw with her winning toss of 148'8"...that mark established her as the 10th-ranked discus thrower in the U.S. from the class of 2006...also won the javelin at the 2006 state meet with a throw of 143'2"... won the 2005 shot put with a personal best throw of 43'7"..led team to the North Dakota state championship as a senior...also played basketball...helped team win state tournament title as a senior...two-time all-state honoree...named North Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year...was a candidate for the state's Miss Basketball award...named Female Scholar Athlete of the Year...member of the National Honor Society...served as president of school's FFA chapter...member of the Spanish Club...served as vice-president of the Student Council.

    PERSONAL: Daughter of Larry and Tami Neubauer...nicknames are "Neuby", "Sar" and "Jojo"...has three younger brothers, Robby, Tyler and Philip...majoring in biology...hopes to join the Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) following graduation...future plans include a career in the medical field...has served as SAAC member, Public Affairs Officer and Element Leader...worked the Prep School BMT over the summer...also took summer classes...been on each of the Academy's merit lists at least once...hobbies include reading, listening to music, sports, hunting and hanging out with friends...member of Cadet Squadron 22...will enter the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) out of Los Angeles AFB, Calif., or attend pilot training at Laughlin AFB, Texas.

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