Reese is one of six athletes to ever be named Clarion-Ledger Sports Person of the Year multiple times, including Knight, Steve McNair, Calvin Smith, Larry Myricks and Walter Payton. Other recent honorees with Ole Miss ties include Devin Britton (2009), Houston Nutt (2008), Van Chancellor (2004) and Eli Manning (2003).
Among her accomplishments this year, the Gulfport native became the first American woman to win the Olympic long jump title since Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 1988. She also became the first Ole Miss track and field alum to claim an Olympic gold medal.
In addition to her gold medal in London, Reese has won four world titles in the long jump (2009 outdoor, 2010 indoor, 2011 outdoor, 2012 indoor).
She began her journey to global fame when she won the 2008 NCAA indoor and outdoor long jump championships while a member of the Ole Miss track team. In her two-year career with the Rebels, she was a five-time All-American, five-time SEC champion and was named the 2008 Women's National Field Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA.
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 13-19, 2014Football- Ole Miss rode its dominant defense to a 34-3 homecoming win over Tennessee on Saturday to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play.- The Rebels are 7-0 for just... read more
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Highlights from today's media opportunity with SEC Nation host Joe Tessitore and analysts Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears discussing the show's visit to Oxford for the SEC matchup between No. 3 Ole Miss and Tennessee. Tessitore recalls calling the first college... read more
At the halfway point of the regular season, Ole Miss is 6-0 for the first time since 1962, when it went 10-0 and earned a share of the national title. It's No. 3 ranking in the national polls is its... read more
With a dominant defense that ranks among the nation's leaders in most statistical categories, head coach Hugh Freeze acknowledged he has changed his offensive philosophy and play-calling to limit negative plays and quick possessions. Ole Miss averaged the second-most offensive... read more
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and Tennessee head coach Butch Jones on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Oxford. For the full SEC teleconference, go here. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at... read more
Head coach Hugh Freeze admitted the offense played well enough to manage the game and let the defense win it. Ole Miss leaned on its running game, rushing for 160 yards on 35 carries, while Bo Wallace completed 13-of-19 passes... read more
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