Athlete, Class of 1997
Kelly Cizek was a game changer. The Female Athlete of the Year in 1997, Cizek combined size, speed, grace and intelligence to dominate in volleyball, basketball and track. Ranked No. 4 nationally in the high jump (5- foot-10) by Track and Field News, listed in the “Fab 50” by Volleyball Magazine and voted to the top 100 basketball team, she graduated with Millard South records in all three sports, After her freshman year at Ralston, she transferred to Millard South, which won the state basketball championship her junior year and reached the semifinals in her sophomore and senior seasons. She was a three-time Class A high jump champion and the 1997 gold medalist in the 100-meter high hurdles. She accepted a full-ride scholarship to play volleyball and run track at Iowa State but switched to basketball after her freshman year.