April 2, 2015
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INDIANAPOLIS — University of Iowa women’s basketball senior guard Melissa Dixon donned her No. 21 Black and Gold jersey one last time Thursday night, competing in the 2015 State Farm 3-Point Championship.
The 27th annual event played out in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 9,100 fans at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
“The last couple of days in Indianapolis have been an awesome experience,” said Dixon. “I am so glad I was able to be part of this. I met a lot of great people, and it was so awesome to put the Hawkeye jersey on one last time.”
Dixon, a senior from Johnsburg, Illinois, earned second team All-Big Ten honors this season. She leads the nation in 3-pointers per game (3.65), becoming the first Big Ten player ever to lead the country in 3-pointers per contest, and just the seventh from a major conference school. Dixon ranks sixth nationally, and second in the Big Ten, in 3-point shooting percentage (45.1%; 124-275).
The team co-captain is Iowa’s record-holder for 3-pointers in a career (334), season (124), and game (10). The Big Ten single-season record for 3-pointers entering this season was 112. Dixon and Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell (127) both surpassed the record this year.
Earlier this year, Dixon set a new program record with 10 3-pointers in Iowa’s win at Drake, finishing two shy of the NCAA and Big Ten record. Dixon set or tied the arena record for most 3-pointers in a game in at least five venues this season (Drake, Rutgers, Illinois, Northwestern, and Iowa).
The 2013 Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year ranks 12th in career scoring in program history (1,480 points). Dixon ranks 26th in NCAA history in 3-pointers (334).