Athlete. Cindy (Hays) Klepper started rewriting records right off the bat. Just in the sport of basketball she was all-conference, all-state, all-area and Most Valuable Player in her freshman year. These honors were all repeated in her sophomore and junior years. One addition in her junior year: Osceola won the state championship and she was placed on the all-tournament team. It was more of the same her senior year with the addition of being consensus all-class all-state and Scholastic Coaches, Gatorade and Converse All-American Honorable Mention. She was also featured in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd. A further honor was being selected honorary captain of the all-state and all-class all-state teams. In basketball she scored 2,077 career points, which places her fifth in 2003 on the all time scoring chart in the state; set a state single-game record with 65 points, which still stands, averaged 40.33 points per game and grabbed a total of 973 rebounds. She still holds the Class C-2 state records for the most field goals in one state tournament game (19) and most points (45). Her volleyball accomplishments are practically a carbon copy of basketball as she was named all-conference, all-state and MVP three of her four years in high school. In her senior year she added all-class all-state. Track wasn’t left out. She was a two-time state qualifier in the shot and still holds school records in the discus and shot. Competing for Midland College she set records for points in a game (42), points in a season (689), points by a freshman (554) and a career total of 2, 567 points. One almost unbelievable stat was shooting 100 percent from the field in one game. She won many honors including Team MVP, all-conference, Kodak all-district and World-Herald and Journal-Star all-state honors all four years. She earned All-American Honorable Mention her freshman year, All-American third-team honors her sophomore and junior years, and first-team All-American and Kodak All-American honors her senior year. Also in her senior year she was selected Journal-Star and World-Herald College Athlete of the Year.
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