Position: Middle Blocker
Hometown/Residence: Burnsville, Minn. / Burnsville, Minn.
Birth Date: Aug. 4, 1992
College/Major/Grad Year: University of Minnesota / Sport Management and Communications / NA
Joined Team: May 2014
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2014 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)…Pan American Cup (Silver)…USA Volleyball Cup vs Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Preliminary Round)...FIVB World Championship (Gold).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2014 - Totaled 14 kills, two aces and a block during the Montreux Volley Masters, her first senior National Team tournament…Selected Best Blocker at Pan American Cup, averaging 0.74 blocks per set...Played in six sets with one match start against Brazil in USA Volleyball Cup, producing 12 points with six blocks...Started three matches of FIVB World Grand Prix, totaling 54 points (2.35 scoring average) with a 0.65 block average and .400 hitting efficiency...Started six of 13 matches at FIVB World Championship and played in 38 sets...Converted 52.2 percent of attacks with a .413 hitting efficiency at the World Championship, along with averages of 1.87 points, 1.26 kills, 0.37 blocks, 0.24 aces.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 - Selected AVCA All-America First-Team an unanimous All-Big Ten...the University of Minnesota, finished career Ranked fifth all time in total blocks (507), the best career hitting percentage (.369) and ninth all-time in career kills (1,479). 2012 - Tabbed AVCA All-America Second Team as a junior and named a unanimous All-Big Ten selection. 2011 - Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention and All-Big Ten honoree. 2010 - Received All-Big 10 Honorable Mention and Big 10 All-Freshman Team honors.
OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Leading scorer on the U.S. Girls' Youth National Team that captured gold at the 2008 NORCECA Girls' Youth Continental Championship.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Named Tournament MVP of the 17-1s AAU National Championship team and was on the All-Tournament team in 15-1s and 16-1s...Helped lead that club team to back-to-back-to-back AAU National Championships and a second place finish in the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships...Claimed all-tournament honors final three years competing in the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships...In her senior season, led Burnsville High School to a 21-9 overall record and a No. 2 seed in the Class AAA State Tournament, where it finished in third place...Named to Class AAA All-Tournament team...Tabbed as No. 13 on prepvolleyball.com's top seniors in the nation.
PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 4, 1992...Daughter of David and Pamela Dixon…Majored in sport management at University of Minnesota with a focus on communications.
LAST UPDATED: Oct. 30, 2014
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