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Joanne Reid
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Joanne Reid 698333
Position: Nordic
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif. (Henry M. Gunn/California/Auburn Ski Club)
Experience: 3 Letters

• Top Career Classical Finish: First (Five Times, last 2013 RMISA Championships)
• Top Career Freestyle Finish: First (Six Times, last 2013 NCAA Championships)


• 2010 First-Team All-American (Classical)
• 2010 Second-Team All-American (Freestyle)
• 2010 Second-Team All-RMISA
• 2011 First-Team All-American (Classical)
• 2011 First-Team All-American (Freestyle)
• 2011 First-Team All-RMISA
• 2011 RMISA Skier of the Week (Denver Invitational)
• 2012 Second-Team All-American (Freestyle)
• 2012 First-Team All-RMISA
• 2012 CU Athlete of the Week (Jan. 9-15)
• 2013 Individual NCAA Champion (Freestyle)
• 2013 First-Team All-American (Classical)
• 2013 First-Team All-American (Freestyle)
• 2013 RMISA Women’s Nordic MVP
• 2013 First-Team All-RMISA
• 2013 CU Female Athlete of the Year
• 2013 Dick Schoenberger Memoral Award (CU Ski Team MVP)
• 2013 Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Female Collegiate Skier of the Year
• 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Female Collegiate Skier of the Year 
• 2013 Sportswomen of Colorado Female Collegiate Skier of the Year 
• 2013 RMISA Skier of the Week (Colorado Invitational)
• 2013 CU Athlete of the Week (Four Times; Jan. 7-13; Jan. 14-20; Feb. 18-24; Mar. 4-10)
• 2013 National Division I All-Academic Ski Team (3.5 GPA; Participation in Regionals)

Career at Colorado—Reid entered her final already firmly established as one of the top skiers in program history, and all she did in 2013 was to put herself in the conversation of being one of the best ever. She finished her career as a seven-time All-American, including five first-team honors, and is a four-time first-team All-RMISA selection. She won 11 of her 39 career races with 35 top 10 finishes and 28 top five. She reached the podium a total of 20 times.

2013 (Senior)—Reid capped one of the best individual seasons in CU history by winning the 2013 Individual National Championship in the 15K Freestyle race to spark the Buffs team championship, rallying from the largest final day deficit in NCAA Championship history. In all, she won nine of the 12 races, mostly by large margins, and she finished second in two of the other three races, both to different teammates. Her other finish was a fourth place finish in the 5K Classical race at the NCAA Championships despite missing the wax that likely cost her another victory. Her NCAA Individual title gave her the unique distinction of being one of, if not the first instance of capturing the same championship her mother, Beth Heiden, did. Heiden won a title for Vermont in 1983, the first year women skied in the NCAA. She opened the season with a win at the CU Invitational in the 15K Freestyle race and then finished second the following day in the 5K Classical race to teammate Maria Nordstrom. She then rattled off seven straight victories, sweeping races at the Denver, New Mexico and Utah Invitational’s, and then winning the 5K Classical RMISA Individual Championship. She took second in the 15K Freestyle race at the RMISA Championships to teammate Eliska Hajkova and then after her fourth place finish in the 5K Classical race at the NCAA Championships, she closed her career out with her historic win in the 15K Freestyle race. On top of her NCAA Individual Championship, she was a two-time first-team All-American and took home an RMISA Individual Championship, as well. She ran away with the 2013 RMSIA Women’s Nordic MVP Award and was first-team All-RMISA, as well. She was the RMISA Skier of the Week for the CU/Spencer Nelson Memorial Invitational, and won four CU Athlete of the Week honors, as well. She was also named to the Division I National All-Academic Ski Team for her accomplishments in the classroom.

2012 (Junior)—Reid continued her remarkable career in 2012 with a career-best four podium appearances. She won the first race of the season, the freestyle race as part of the University of Colorado Spencer Nelson Memorial Invitational and then backed up that performance with a third place showing in the classical race the next day, earning CU Athlete of the Week honors. She then fell ill and missed the Denver Invitational the following week. Returning to action in Alaska not quite 100 percent, she kept form in the freestyle races, finishing sixth and second, and took 10th and 11th in the classical races. At the RMISA Championships, she finished third in the freestyle and 10th in the classical races and then took sixth in the freestyle and 19th in the classical races at the NCAA Championship, earning second-team All-America honors in the freestyle, her fifth career honor. She was also named first-team All-RMISA and was the No. 4 women’s Nordic qualifier out of the RMISA.

2011 (Sophomore)—Reid came back after a highly successful freshman campaign and showed improvement over her first year accomplishments. She participated in nine races and finished in the top 10 in all nine with seven top 5 finishes, five podium finishes and one victory. She started off the season with a podium appearance in the freestyle race at Montana State to go along with a seven place finish in the classical race there. After missing the Utah Invitational and the first race in the UNM Invitational with an appearance at the Junior World Championships, she took fourth in the freestyle race in New Mexico, her lowest freestyle finish of the season. She had her best performance at the Denver Invitational, winning the classical race, her first career victory, and taking a third place in the freestyle race. At RMISA Championships, she took home 10th place in the classical race and another podium appearance with a third place finish in the freestyle race. At NCAA Championships, she was a critical piece of the Buffaloes national championship with a fifth place finish in the classical race and third place in the freestyle, earning a podium in that race and two first-team All-America citations overall.

2010 (Freshman)—Reid started off her freshman season with a bang, taking fifth in the classical race and sixth in the freestyle race at the Montana State Invitational. She missed the next two meets, four races, participating at the World Junior Cross Country Championships. She came back from that at the Nevada Invitational and after a 16th place finish in her first race back in the classical discipline, she would end the season with five straight top 10 performances, including earning two All-America honors at the NCAA Championships with a fourth place finish in the classical race followed by a 10th place finish in the freestyle race. She earned second-team All-RMISA honors despite missing those four races, as well.
High School—Reid graduated from Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, Calif., and twice won junior national championships and was three times an All-American. In 2008, she earned seventh place in the RMISA championships as an independent skier, and she was fourth in the Junior Olympics sprint and sixth in the classic races. Her junior year, she finished fourth in the Junior Olympics freestyle and eighth in the sprint. She ran cross country and participated in track at HMGHS, where she was her cross country team's MVP and participated in the California state championships.

In the Classroom—A two-time member of the national honor's society, Reid is majoring in mathematics at Colorado.

Personal—Joanne Reid was born June 28, 1992, in Madison, Wis., and is the daughter of Russell and Beth Reid. Her mother, the former Beth Heiden, skied collegiately at Vermont and was the 1979 world all-around speed skating champion, the 1980 world road champion in cycling and won a bronze medal in the 1980 Olympics in speed skating. Her mom was also the 1983 NCAA cross country skiing champion and also participated in the Coors Classic road race in Boulder, winning it in 1980. Her uncle, Eric Heiden, won five gold medals in the 1980 Olympics, setting four Olympic and one world record in the process in speed skating. He has the distinction of being the only athlete in the history of speed skating to have won all five events in a single Olympics.

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