College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Brittney Reese

Brittney_Reese

Brittney Reese

Reese (B.A. English ’08) won the 2012 Olympic gold medal for the long jump and finished fifth at the 2008 Olympics. In 2013, she became the first woman to win three straight World Championships. “It feels good,” she said after winning another gold. “This was great because now I am in the history books, and I’ve done something that no one has ever done.