Kim Bartee Neece of Albany was the Big Country Female Athlete of the Year in 1991. She won the high jump, took second as a member of the 800 and 1,600-meter relay teams and fourth on the 400 relay team to lead Albany to 1991 state track championship. She was all-district in volleyball and basketball and was valedictorian of her class. Bartee Neece was a two-time NCAA Division II indoor champion in the high jump at ACU. She also took second in the NCAA Division II outdoor high jump in 1993. She was a two-time Lone Star Conference champion in the high jump and a five-time NCAA all-American. She graduated magna cum laude in 1995 from ACU with 3.8 GPA and was one of three athletes from Texas to receive a NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship in 1995.