Junior Brian Dixon was named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District for the second consecutive season.
May 30, 2013
By Tyler Wooten
Student-athletes are nominated by their respective schools based on academic merits and athletic performance, and representatives are selected by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to either first or second-team status within each of the eight districts in Division I track and field and cross country.
Junior Brian Dixon earned his second consecutive first team distinction in his three-year Saluki career. Last fall, Dixon qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships after a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, where was named USTFCCCA All-District. The Springfield, Ill., native was the first Saluki to qualify for the national meet since 2009 when Jeff Schirmer did so. In addition, Dixon earned All-MVC and MVC Scholar-Athlete for the 2012 cross country season. On the track in 2013, Dixon earned All-MVC status in outdoor 10,000 meter run, where he finished third. An accounting major, Dixon holds a 3.962 GPA.
As a first-team honoree, Dixon will advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot for a chance to earn Academic All-American status.
Note: Student-athlete GPA numbers used do not reflect the completion of the Spring 2013 semester.