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Melissa Dixon
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Melissa Dixon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Johnsburg, Ill.

High School:
Johnsburg

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

Birthdate:
11/12/1992

• 2013 Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year

2013-14 Game-by-Game Get Acrobat Reader

Hawk Items...
Enters senior season fifth all-time in program history with 210 career 3-pointers... played in 94 career games with 47 starts.

2013-14 as a Junior...
Started all 36 games... converted a career-best 97 3-pointers, the highest single-season total in program history... third in the Big Ten in 3-pointers per game (2.7) and 21st in scoring (13.1)... ranked 40th nationally in 3-point field goals per game (2.7)... tallied two or more 3-pointers in 29-of-36 games, including 26 of the last 30 (11-straight games from Nov. 28 - Jan. 8)... at Cancun Challenge, averaged 22.3 points and five 3-pointers per contest, adding six rebounds and eight assists; had at least 17 points in each of Iowa's three victories en route to Mayan Division MVP honors... finished with a career-best and game-high 32 points in the win against UNC-Wilmington (Nov. 30); made seven 3-pointers, setting a personal record and tying the Iowa single game record... named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll in two-straight weeks (Dec. 2, Dec. 9)... converted 20 3-pointers in three games vs. UNC-Wilmington, Syracuse, Idaho State -- the most in a three-game stretch in school history... finished with seven 3-point field goals in wins over Syracuse and UNC-Wilmington, tying a personal and school record; feat has been accomplished five times in program history (twice by Dixon)... scored 17 points or more during a five-game stretch from Nov. 28 to Dec. 7 (18, 17, 32, 27, 24), for an average of 23.6 points per game... notched a team-high 24 points in win over Northwestern (Feb. 10), finishing 6-of-9 from 3-point range, marking the fourth time this season she has connected on six or more 3-pointers (7 vs. UNCW, 7 vs. Syracuse, 6 vs. Idaho State).

2012-13 as a Sophomore...
Played in 34 games with three starts...Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year... given team's Hardest Worker Award... led Iowa in scoring during conference play (12.3 points per game)... during Big Ten play, led the conference in 3-point percentage (.430) and ranked second in 3-pointers made per game (2.9)... ranked 20th in the NCAA in 3-point percentage (39.8)... netted a career-high 23 points (5-of-10 3Pt. FGs) in win over Texas (Dec. 28)... tied school record for 3-pointers made by an Iowa player inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena with six against Northwestern (Feb. 3)... scored double figures 16 times, including four 20-point games... drained at least three 3-pointers in 11 contests... led the team in 3-pointers made (78) and 3-point percentage (.398)... averaged 10.1 points per game.

2011-12 as a Freshman...
Played in 24 games with eight starts... suffered torn meniscus at Ohio State and missed a total of seven games... first career start came at Indiana, registering 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting from 3-point distance... netted career-high 22 points in win over Michigan... scored in double figures in five contests... made at least two 3-pointers in eight games.

High School...
McDonald's All-American nominee... Miss Basketball of Illinois Top 10 finalist... three-time team MVP and team captain as a junior and senior... 11-time all-state selection, including first team honors by the Associated Press, Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign News Gazette and IBS as a senior... also named third team all-state by the Chicago Tribune for all-classes... four all-area team selections, including ESPN Chicago and Chicago Sun-Times honors as a senior... named Northwest Herald Player of the Year as a junior and senior... three-time Fox Valley All-Conference pick... all-team leading scorer in McHenry County, for boys or girls, with 2,146 points... averaged 16.1 points as a sophomore, 19.4 points as a junior and 23.4 points as a senior... made 276 career three-pointers... holds school records for points in a single game (41), career points (2,146), single season points (795), career steals (270) and career three-pointers (276)... led Johnsburg High School to IHSA sweet 16 appearances as a freshman, junior and senior and an elite 8 appearance as a junior and three-straight conference titles... played AAU basketball with Samantha Logic and Midwest Elite... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal...
Parents are Cindy and Scott Dixon... has two brothers, Mike and Steven... recreation and sport business major.

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