Name: Tori Dixon
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Position: Middle
Height: 6-4
Hometown: Burnsville, Minn.
High School: Burnsville (Minnesota) Senior High School
College: University of Minnesota / Sport Management and Communication
World Championship Experience
  • 2014 FIVB World Championship (Gold)
Personal: Daughter of David and Pamela Dixon...Father David Dixon played 11 seasons in the National Football League and is the second player from New Zealand to compete in the NFL...Majored in sport management at University of Minnesota with a focus on communications.
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Most Notable

  • Best Blocker at 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League as Team USA won gold
  • Best Blocker at 2016 NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament with the U.S. winning gold
  • Best Blocker at 2015 FIVB World Cup
  • Member of 2014 FIVB World Championship gold-medal team, starting six of the 13 matches and converting 52.2 percent of attacks into points along with a 0.24 ace average
  • Helped U.S. win the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix title, starting eight of 14 matches with a 2.61 points per set average and 42.9 kill percent
  • Selected Best Blocker at 2014 Pan American Cup, averaging 0.74 blocks per set

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2018 - FIVB Volleyball Nations League (Gold)
2017 - FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Place); USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil; FIVB World Grand Champions Cup (Bronze)
2016 - NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold)
2015 - USA Volleyball Cup vs. China... FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Bronze)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)
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).

Did You Know

  • Had heart surgery in 2013 prior to her senior season at the University of Minnesota to enable her to continue playing volleyball
  • After successful 2015 FIVB World Cup and 2016 NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament and being a prime candidate for spot on 2016 Olympic Games roster, she suffered ACL tear in January 2016 while competing in Japan V-League and missed rest of season. Returned to action in summer of 2017.
  • Father David Dixon played 11 seasons in the National Football League (New England Patriots in 1992, Dallas Cowboys in 1993, Minnesota Vikings 1994-2004) and is the second player from New Zealand to compete in the NFL
  • Mother is Pamela Dixon and siblings are brothers Tahi and Kai, and sister Zealin
  • Majored in sport management at the University of Minnesota with a focus on communications
  • Selected AVCA All-America First-Team in 2013 as a senior at the University of Minnesota after being a Second-Team selection 2012
  • Competed in the NCAA Division I Sweet 16 in all four years while playing at University of Minnesota
  • Leading scorer on the U.S. Girls' Youth National Team that captured gold at the 2008 NORCECA Girls' Youth Continental Championship
  • Claimed all-tournament honors in final three seasons competing in the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships

Tori Dixon's Favorites
Food: Pizza ... Professional Team: Minnesota Vikings .. Athlete: Lebron James

Hobbies and Interests: Exploring, any outdoor activity- tanning, pool, hiking, beach, dogs!

Path to the Podium

  • Started playing indoor club volleyball in 2005 with Northern Lights
  • Selected all-tournament in her last three seasons competing in USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (2006-2009)
  • Led U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team in scoring and the gold medal at 2008 NORCECA U18 Continental Championship
  • Selected AVCA First-Team All-America as a senior at University of Minnesota in 2013 after being a second-team team pick in 2012
  • Made U.S. Women’s National Team debut at the 2014 Montreux Volley Masters
  • Helped U.S. win gold at 2014 FIVB World Championship
  • Alternate for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team roster after suffering ACL tear in early 2016

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