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.
We begin this week with the last moment in 1996. Moment No. 21 was a team accomplishment led by Ole Miss head coach Billy Chadwick. Chadwick took over the Ole Miss men's tennis program in 1983. And from that time,... read more
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What a Win tonight... Very Proud of our team #ProudCoach #Passion #Process #1MISSion-- Matt Insell (@minsell) March 6, 2014 What a great win for our program tonight! This team has come so far! Watch us take on Auburn tomorrow night... read more
Proceeding from 1995 to 1996, we will highlight moment No. 23 in head coach Billy Chadwick's career. This particular moment will accentuate a tremendous individual accomplishment. In 1996, Sweden's Johan Hede became the first Rebel in Ole Miss tennis history... read more
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