Lady Monarch Great Medina Dixon To Have Jersey Retired January 30
Dec. 14, 2010
NORFOLK, Va. - Former Lady Monarch basketball All-American and Olympian Medina Dixon will have her jersey retired on Sunday, Jan. 30, prior to Old Dominion's 2 p.m. game against Georgia State at the Ted Constant Center.
"Medina is one of the most versatile athletes to ever wear a Lady Monarch uniform," said Old Dominion head coach Wendy Larry. "She had the skills and handles of a point guard at 6-3. She was an incredible scorer, lengthy defender and an uncanny rebounder. This is truly a deserving honor."
Dixon transferred to ODU after her freshman year at South Carolina. During her three years as a Lady Monarch, Dixon helped lead Old Dominion to an 84-14 record and two trips to the NCAA Final Four. In 1983 the Lady Monarchs rolled to a 29-6 record and hosted the Final Four in Norfolk. ODU lost the semi-final game to Louisiana Tech.
As a senior in 1985, Dixon guided Old Dominion to a 31-3 record and the NCAA National Championship. The Lady Monarchs topped Georgia for the title and Dixon was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team.
Dixon, a Boston, Mass. native, was a standout forward for ODU from 1982-85. She completed her career with 1,968 points, 979 rebounds, 417 assists and 277 steals. She ranks seventh all-time at Old Dominion in scoring and rebounding, fourth in steals and fifth in assists.
In 1985 Dixon was named a First Team Kodak All-American and was chosen as the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. She was also selected a Naismith and Fast Break All-American.
Additionally, Dixon was a member of the 1992 USA Olympic Women's Basketball Team that captured the bronze medal and a member of the Pan American Team in 1991.