NewsCowan Volleyball Standout Signs to Play at MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s volleyball team has signed an important recruit for the 2004 season with the addition of Brittany Dixon.
Dixon, a 5-foot-7 defensive specialist from Muncie, Indiana, has decided to further her education and continue her volleyball career at MVNU. As a senior at Cowan High School, Dixon compiled 38 assists, 56 aces, 90 kills, and 397 digs to help lead the Blackhawks to the state Final Four for the third time in her career as the team went 29-7. For her efforts on the court, she was named to the All-Delaware County Team, the All-Mid-Eastern Conference Team, the East Central Indiana Volleyball Third Team, the ICGSA All-State Team, and the IHSAA All-State Honorable Mention Team. She was also selected as the Most Valuable Player at the Blackhawk Invitational Tournament as her team won the title.
"We have added an important piece to our recruiting puzzle for 2004 in Brittany Dixon,” said MVNU head coach Paul Swanson, who has compiled a 688-238 record in 20 seasons with the Lady Cougars. "She is a high quality person and student. We look forward to the positive addition she will make to the personality of our team.”
"Brittany is a very skilled player,” Swanson added. "She comes from a very strong high school and club background. She is an excellent all-around player, who will help us mostly in the back row. Our whole team is honored to add another special person and player like Brittany.”
In addition to playing volleyball, Dixon was also a member of the varsity basketball and track and field teams at Cowan. She has been active in Students for the Community and Spanish Club as well as in her youth group at South Side Church of the Nazarene.
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Dixon, who plans to major in Education. "I like the positive Christian atmosphere, the size of the campus, and the members of the volleyball team. I am looking forward to playing for Coach Swanson.”
MVNU posted a 36-10 overall record in 2003 and advanced to the NAIA Region IX Tournament for the tenth straight season. The Lady Cougars have won at least 36 matches in each of the past 11 seasons.