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Tori Dixon
Tori Dixon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville HS

Height:
6-3

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
1L


10/19/2014

Gopher Alum Makes History with Team USA

The 3-1 victory over China on Oct. 12 solidified a World Championship win

09/17/2014

Alum Dixon Named to Team USA Worlds Roster

Gopher alum Tori Dixon was one of 14 players named to USA's FIVB Women's World Championship Roster

07/15/2013

Gopher Spotlight: Dixon and Wittman With USA Volleyball

Here's a short Q and A with two seniors who have recently competed with USA Volleyball affiliated groups.

12/12/2012

Harms and Dixon Named All-Americans by AVCA

Harms was named a first-team All-American, while Dixon was named to the Second Team

12/08/2012

Gophers End Season in Four-Set Loss to No. 1 Seed Penn State

Minnesota ended the season at 27-8

12/09/2013

Gophers Advance to Sweet Sixteen

The Gopher volleyball team advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen with a victory over Colorado.

12/09/2013

Gophers Sweep Radford

Minnesota swept Radford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

09/12/2013

Gophers Sweep Ball State

Fourth-ranked Minnesota swept Ball State on the way to the Diet Coke Classic.

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CAREER NOTES: Ranks fifth all time in total blocks (507), the best career hitting percentage (.369) and ninth all-time in career kills (1,479) • First Team All-America honoree as a senior and unanimous All-Big Ten selection • Second Team All-America as a junior and named a unanimous All-Big Ten selection • All-America honorable mention and All-Big Ten selection as a sophomore • named to the Preaseason All-Big Ten team in 2011, 2012 and 2013 • earned all-tournament honors at the UNI Tournament in 2011 • received Big Ten Honorable-Mention honors and was named to the All-Freshmen team in 2010.

2013 • SENIOR SEASON: First Team All-American • Unanimous 2013 All-Big Ten selection• All-North Region• Led the Gophers in sets played (125), kills (457), kills per set (3.66), hitting percentage (.399), total blocks (161), blocks per set (1.29) and points (570.5) • Had 248 kills to average 3.31 per set in Big Ten play and produced 1.31 blocks per set • Led the Gophers in kills and blocks 18 times and received five Big Ten weekly awards • Played six rotations as a middle blocker and notched double-doubles against Jacksonville State (17 kills, 12 digs) and UAB (15 kills, 11 digs • Led all Gopher attackers at the UAB/Samford Challenge when she led in kills (49), kills per set (4.08), hitting percentage (.472), total blocks (11), blocks per set (0.92) and points (58) • Named the Big Ten Player of the Week and named to the All-Tournament team after UAB Tourney • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after the Diet Coke Classic • Named the Diet Coke Classic MVP when she hit .574 in the tournament, had 15 blocks, 44 kills, four aces and nine digs • Had 19 kills and hit .577 against Louisville (9/13) • Named Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Week when she was named all-tournament at Dartmouth Duels when she averaged 4.00 kills per set, hit .485, five aces, 13 blocks and established 26 digs • Established a new career high in match kills (23) in the Iowa match (10/5) • Provided a season-high nine blocks in the Penn State loss (10/9) and had 17 kills • Added a match-best 12 kills and seven blocks in Ohio State victory (10/12) • Had 10 kills, seven digs and eight blocks against Michigan State (10/17) • Held a match-best 20 kills and hit .450 against Wisconsin (10/23) • Added 14 kills, nine blocks and 19.5 points in Northwestern win (10/27) • Posted 19 kills in the Purdue win (11/1) • Hit .318 and had 10 kills against Penn State (1/16) • Established 23 kills and a Big Ten best 13 blocks against Michigan and Michigan State (11/22-23) to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors • Led the Gophers with 15 kills and 11 kills against Wisconsin and Illinois in final week of Big Ten play (11/27 & 11/30) • Led the Gophers in kills against Radford and tied for the team lead against Colorado in the opening weekend of NCAA tournament play • Had 12 kills in the Stanford NCAA Regional Semifinal match.

2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Second Team All-America as a junior and named a unanimous All-Big Ten selection • Preseason All-Big Ten selection • started junior season when she had 14 kills in 16 attempts (.875 hitting percentage), while adding two blocks and two block assists against James Madison (8/25) • had a .500 hitting percentage with 11 kills against Appalachian State (8/25) • Diet Coke Classic All-Tournament Team honoree when she registered 34 kills in 44 attempts and a team-best .727 hitting percentage • was named the Co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after the Classic, her first weekly honor of her career • had 14 total blocks during the Diet Coke Classic and averaged 1.6 bps • tied her season high of 14 kills in the Texas victory (9/6) along with tying her career best of eight digs • added four block assists versus Texas (9/7) and tied a team-high 12 kills • had five service aces against the Longhorns • led team with 15 kills in 23 attempts in the victory against NDSU (9/10) along with recording two aces • had 11 kills in 16 attempts, along with four block assists in the win against Dayton (9/14) • earned another two aces and two block assists vs Kansas State (9/14) • finished off the Tulsa Tournament with eight kills and two block assists in the win over Tulsa (9/15) • hit a .688 game against Illinois (9/21) with 11 kills from 16 attempts • had 13 kills and three total blocks versus Northwestern (9/23) • had seven kills, one ace, two digs against Ohio State (9/28) • earned another seven kills and added four block assists vs.against Penn State (9/29) • had 10 kills and six digs in the win over the Wolverines (10/3) • held a season-high six total blocks in win over Michigan State (10/6) • had 14 kills and six digs in the win against Iowa (10/12) • led the team with 16 kills and hit .682 against Nebraska (10/14) • tied for a team-high nine kills, led the team with a .444 hitting percentage and had two aces in the sweep over the Badgers (10/17) • produced 10 kills and tied her season high three service aces in the victory over Purdue (10/20) • had 12 kills and led the team with five blocks against Northwestern (10/26) • earned 14 kills and two service aces in the sweep over Illinois (10/28) • had nine kills and reached a career high 11 total blocks in the loss to Penn State (11/2) • recorded 14 kills on 24 swings and had the match-high of seven blocks in the five set win over the Buckeyes (11/4) • named Defensive Player of the Week after the victory over Ohio State • led the team with two block solos and four block assists against the Spartans (11/9) • had eight kills, five digs, and three block assists against Michigan (11/10) • recorded 16 kills on 27 attempts and had two aces while leading the team with seven blocks in the win over Nebraska (11/16) • hit .526 with 12 kills in the sweep over the Hawkeyes (11/17) • named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the week after the weekend wins over Nebraska and Iowa (11/19) • had eight kills and six digs in the sweep over the Badgers (11/21) • had the match high hitting percentage with .750 (12-0-16) against Indiana (11/24) • had 10 kills two aces, five blocks and five digs in the First Round win over Liberty (11/30) • had 11 kills, three digs and three blocks in the Second Round win over Creighton (12/1) • had 11 kills and led the team with five blocks in the NCAA Regional Semifinal win over Purdue (12/7) • hit a .538, leading the team in hitting percentage and also had six blocks in the Regional Final match against Penn State (12/8).

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: All-America honorable mention and All-Big Ten honoree • led the team in aces (37) and second on the team hitting percentage (.342), kills (334), points (426.5) and blocks (108 tb) • had a monster season opening match against USC (8/26) • in five sets, had four digs and blocks and a .410 hitting percentage while setting a then season high of 22 kills • against Oregon (8/27) recorded ten kills with a .500 hitting percentage, seven blocks and two assists in five sets •set a then career-high with three aces in three sets against Texas (9/2) • also had 11 kills, an ace and a block • registered 10 kills and hit .444 against Texas (9/3) • had two digs and two blocks while increasing her career-high from three aces the night before to five • recorded nine kills with a .412 hitting percentage against Saint Louis (9/9) • also had three blocks, one dig and one assist in three sets • in five sets against Kansas (9/10), registered 20 kills, hit .500, had five digs and blocks and one ace • against UNI, Dixon had nine kills, seven blocks, two digs and two aces (9/10) en route to being named All Clarion Inn-vitational Tournament Team • turned in another strong night with 10 kills for a .517 hitting percentage against Middle Tennessee (9/17) • also had three digs, two blocks and two service aces • in five sets, Dixon had 12 kills, three blocks, three digs and an assist against Marquette (9/18) • recorded 13 killss and three digs and two assists against Illinois (9/23) • had nine kills, four digs, three blocks and two aces against Northwestern (9/25) • in five sets against Michigan (10/7), had 17 kills with a .577 hitting percentage, a career-high eight blocks and a couple service aces • recorded 12 kills and a .417 hitting percentage in a three game sweep over Michigan State (10/8) • also had four blocks and two digs in three sets • played in five sets against Nebraska (10/15) with 12 kills, three digs, three blocks and one ace • registered 15 kills, two digs, service aces and blocks (one solo) against Wisconsin (10/19) • against then No. 3 Illinois (10/29), had six kills for a career-high .667 hitting percentage, six blocks, four aces and three digs in three sets • in five sets against Penn State (11/4) had 11 kills for a .364 hitting percentage and three aces • had 14 kills for a .310 hitting percentage, five blocks, three digs and an ace against Ohio State (11/5) • recorded five kills, four blocks, three digs, a kill assist and an ace against Michigan State (11/9) • in four sets, had 13 kills, three blocks (one solo) and a dig against Nebraska (11/16) • racked up 15 kills for a .379 hitting percentage, five blocks, three digs and an ace against Iowa (11/19) • registered 14 kills for a .667 hitting percentage, three blocks and two digs against Wisconsin (11/23) • finished the regular season with six kills, five blocks and three digs in a win against Indiana (11/25) • had nine kills, two aces, three digs and four blocks against North Dakota State in the NCAA first round (12/2) • added six kills in the comeback win over Washington (12/3) in the NCAA secoudn round• finished her sophomore season match in the Regional Semifinal vs. Iowa State (12/9) with four kills, four digs, and five blocks.

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Received Honorable-Mention honors and was named to the All-Freshmen team • played in 125 of 129 sets on the season • averaged 2.44 kps with a total of 305 - third highest on the team • finished third on the team in hitting percentage with .288 (305-105-695) on the season • also finished third on the team in blocking with an average of 0.84 blps and has collected a total 105 blocks • served 17 aces for the Gophers • was named to the Golden Gopher Invite All-Tournament team • collected five kills in nine swings, one assist, four digs, and four block assists in her Minnesota debut on Aug. 27 against Denver • had two service aces and a .647 hitting percentage (13-2-17) against Stony Brook on Aug. 28 • had two block assists and 11 kills on Aug. 28 against Marquette • added 12 kills and one service ace to the Minnesota offense against Baylor on Sept. 3 • had nine kills and six digs against #22 Northern Iowa on Sept 4 • had eight kills and seven blocks against NC Central on Sept. 10 at the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. • had eight kills, eight digs, and six total blocks against Delaware on Sept. 11 • contributed five kills and six blocks to the victory over Duke on Sept. 11 to help claim the tournament title • had four kills, one dig, and four block assists against UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 17 in the first game of the USD/San Diego State Tournament • tallied two service aces, five kills, and five total blocks against San Diego State on Sept. 18 • had 11 kills, and five blocks against No. 23 San Diego to close out the tournament • on Sept. 24, collected four kills, one service ace, one assist, and three total blocks against Michigan State • had 11 kills, one service ace, and nine total blocks against No. 22 Michigan on Sept. 25 • had 10 kills and four total blocks against Purdue on Oct. 1 • on Oct. 3, tallied nine kills, one dig and one block assist in the three-set victory over Indiana • had seven kills and three digs against Iowa on Oct. 6 • collected 13 kills in 25 swings on Oct. 10 against Northwestern for a .440 hitting percentage (13-2-25) • also tallied two digs and two blocks on the match • had ten kills, one assist, and three digs against No. 9 Penn State on Oct. 15 • hit .353 (8-2-17) against Ohio State on Oct. 16 and added one service ace, seven digs, and two block assists for the Gophers • had eight kills, one service ace, five digs, and three block assists against No. 6 Illinois on Oct. 22 • had five kills and three total blocks against Wisconsin on Oct. 24 • tallied eight kills and one block against Iowa on Oct. 27 • collected eight kills, two service aces, and four blocks against No. 24 Northwestern two days later • had 10 kills, one assist, four digs and one block against Indiana on Nov. 5 • on Nov. 6, contributed 11 kills, one service ace, seven digs, and six blocks to the victory over Purdue • had nine kills in 27 attempts with only one error against No. 16 Michigan on Nov. 12 • also had three digs and one solo block in the three-set victory • collected a career-best 17 kills, one assist, seven digs, and two total blocks against Michigan State on Nov. 13 • contributed four kills, one assist, three digs and two blocks against Wisconsin on Nov. 19 • hit .414 (14-2-29) with 14 kills and only two errors against No. 9 Illinois on Nov. 20 • also tallied one assist, two digs, and three blocks in the victory • led the team with 12 kills against Ohio State on Nov. 26 where she also had two total blocks and two digs • repeated the previous night by collecting 12 kills against No. 7 Penn State on Nov 27 • also had two service aces, four digs, and four total blocks • tallied eight kills, two service aces, four digs, and one block assist against NDSU on Dec. 3 • hit an impressive .625 (12-2-16) against Creighton on Dec. 4 to help the Gophers move on to Regionals • also had four digs and four blocks in the three-set win • collected four kills, one assist, two blocks and three digs in the Regional Semifinal match against Cal on Dec. 10.

CLUB BALL:
Was the Tournament MVP of the 17-1s AAU National Championship team and was on the All-Tournament team in 15-1s and 16-1s • helped lead that club team to back-to-back-to-back AAU National Championships and a second place finish in the U.S. Junior Nationals last summer • also claimed All-Tournament honors the last three years in the U.S. Junior Nationals • was also the leading scorer on the U.S. Girls Youth National Team that captured Gold at the NORCECA Championships in Puerto Rico during the summer of 2008.

HIGH SCHOOL:
In her senior season, led her team to a 21-9 overall record and a No. 2 seed in the Class AAA State Tournament, where it finished in third place • named to Class AAA All-Tournament team • also named to the Star Tribune All-Metro team • she is a two-time All-Metro, and was named All-State in 2008 • Heading into the state tournament, Dixon had 498 kills, 226 digs, is hitting .534 and has collected 68 service aces in her senior season • as a junior, Dixon also had 405 kills, 86 blocks and hit .476. She collected 399 kills, 71 blocks and 66 service aces as a sophomore • was tabbed as No. 13 on prepvolleyball.com's top seniors in the nation,

PERSONAL:
Born on Aug. 4, 1992 • Sport management major with a communications focus • daughter of David and Pamela Dixon.

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