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Dixon shoots Hawkeyes into rankings

Junior guard steps into starting lineup, leads Hawkeyes to 10-1 start

Originally Published: December 12, 2013
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

Iowa guard Melissa Dixon's story is one of those that coaches everywhere surely love to hear told. She waited her turn to start, excelling so well in her role off the bench last season that she was the Big Ten's sixth woman of the year.

Now in the Hawkeyes' starting lineup as a junior, Dixon leads the team in scoring (16.0 PPG) and is one of the key reasons No. 21 Iowa is off to a 10-1 start.

The 5-foot-8 Dixon is a sharpshooter who ascribes her success to the tried and true ...

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