USA Basketball Mourns the Loss of Olympian Medina Dixon
USA Basketball mourns the loss of Olympic and women's basketball standout Medina Dixon, who passed away on Nov. 8 at the age of 59.
A veteran of seven USA Basketball teams, Dixon starred on the 1992 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team that won the bronze medal in Barcelona. She was also part of the 1991 U.S. Pan American Games Team, the gold medalist 1990 FIBA World Cup Team, the 1990 USA Goodwill Games Team that claimed gold, the 1989 USA Tournament of the Americas Team and the 1981 U.S. Olympic Festival East Team.
Dixon led the ’92 Olympic Team in scoring, averaging 15.8 points, while also contributing 2.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 4.8 steals a game. As a member of the 1990 World Championship squad, Dixon recorded 8.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists a game.
Dixon helped lead Old Dominion to a national championship in 1985 and was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, Kodak All-American first team and a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year award, averaging 16.4 points per game. The Monarchs also reached the 1983 Final Four with Dixon. She finished her career with 1,968 points and 979 rebounds.
Dixon was enshrined in the Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 1997, and in 2011 she was the seventh Old Dominion Lady Monarch to have her jersey retired. In November 2017, she was enshrined in the ODU Athletics Hall of Fame as one of the greatest to ever play for the team.