Bob Weiner’s “Feel Good” Story About Sheila Dixon

I remember basketball player Sheila Dixon when she starred for Schenectady High School, and they won their first Big-Ten title, and Sheila was the league Most Valuable Player.  After that, I lost track of her.  On March 19, Gazette sportswriter Bob Weiner did a nice job profiling Dixon, and her very productive career at Brown of the Ivy League. .  According to Weiner, Dixon has 13 siblings that range in age from 18 to 50.  She was recruited by Brown, Princeton, and Yale and decided on Brown, where she has excelled both academically and on the basketball court.  Dixon has scored more than 1,000 career points and led the Bears in scoring and rebounding her sophomore and junior years, and was selected to the All-Ivy League second team both years.  This year, she dipped to number two in scoring and was an All-Ivy Honorable Mention.  Injuries played a part in her drop off this year.  When she graduates, Sheila hopes to play basketball overseas.  This is definitely a feel good all over story.

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