Marshall picked to finish third in preseason polls
Four-time National Champion and current ESPN analyst Jenny Dalton-Hill is the keynote speaker
Seniors shine as Marshall defeats Team Toronto 10-0 and 16-0
Herd scores combined for 42 runs in doubleheader over Shawnee State
Freshman pitcher Williamson impresses with complete game two win
2016 NFCA Mideast All-Region Second Team
2016 All-Conference USA Second Team
2016 Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week March 14th
2016 Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week April 25th
2016 Top 10 NCAA Strikeouts (8th - 268)
2016 Top 10 NCAA Innings Pitched (2nd - 268.1)
GP/GS: 51/41 ... Started 41 games for the third consecutive season ... Won 23 games and became the first pitcher in team history to win 20 or more games three times ... Pitched a no-hitter March 22 vs. Ohio and became Marshall’s all-time leader in wins with her 66th career victory and ended the season with 76 ... Marshall’s all-time leader in career strikeouts (821) ... First pitcher in team history with three seasons of 200 or more strikeouts ... Recorded 600th career strikeout with first K of the game against #15 Arizona (Feb. 26) ... Reached 700 career strikeouts vs. Radford March 23 ... Broke the career strikeout record with 732nd at Wright State April 6 ... Seven games of 10 or more strikeouts now 21 for career ... 268 strikeouts tied for fourth all-time single season ... Named Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week March 14 after going 3-0 with 17 strikeouts and only three earned runs in series sweep of UTEP ... Named Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week April 25 after earning all three wins over Middle Tennessee State with 30 strikeouts and just one earned run ... Ended an inning 88 times with a strikeout.
2015 NFCA Mideast All-Region Third Team
2015 All-Conference USA Second Team
2015 Conference USA Pitcher of the Week February 9th
2015 College Sports Madness National Pitcher of the Week Febraury 9th
2015 Top 10 NCAA Innings Pitched (3rd - 280.1)
2015 Top 10 NCAA Wins (5th - 33)
2015 Top 10 NCAA Strikeouts (8th - 308)
GP/GS: 49/41 ... Made 41 starts in the circle ... Record of 33-15 ... 33 wins tied for most in single season pitching history and ranked No. 1 in DI for much of regular season, finishing fifth in DI and first in Conference USA ... Was the first pitcher in the country to reach 30 wins for the year ... Had a 2.55 ERA ... Her 308 strikeouts finished eighth in DI, second in Conference USA and second in program history ... Pitched a total of 280.1 innings third most in Marshall history ... Moved to fourth in career wins (53) and career strikeouts (553) ... Tied for sixth in career appearances (103) ... Fifth in career complete games (49) and sixth in shutouts (11) ... Sixth in career innings pitched (525.2) ... Threw career high16 strikeouts against ECU on Feb. 13 ... Finished with nine games of 10 or more strikeouts.
2014 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
2014 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
2014 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
GP/GS: 54/41 ... 54 appearances the most in Marshall history ... Earned a record of 20-21 for the season and her 20 wins were the most by a freshman in school history and eighth most all-time ... Finished the season with a 3.77 ERA ... Finished with 254 strikeouts the most by a freshman at Marshall and fourth highest overall ... Her 245.1 innings pitched ranked second most by a freshman and fifth highest all-time ... Pitched 19 complete games and recorded 2 saves ... In first Herd appearance, struck out five batters vs Western Illinois on February 14 ... Reached a season high 14 strikeouts and 9.1 innings pitched vs Albany on February 21 ... Ranked 10th in average strikeouts through a seven inning game for a total season with 6.99 ... Ranked second for total starts in a season with 41 ... Ranked tied for seventh for most games finished in a single season with 11 ... Finished with five games of 10 or more strikeouts.
High School: Dixon was a member of the Oklahoma 6A state championship team in 2012 at Edmond North HS ... her team won the 6A regional championship each of her four years ... named First Team All-Edmond in 2009,10,11,12 ... named Player of the Year in 2012 ... member of the Oklahoma All-State first team ... Played travel ball for the Oklahoma Exclusive under Head Coach Donnie Hughes for four years and qualified for ASA Gold Nationals all four years.
Personal: Dixon is the daughter of Linda and Thomas Dixon ... she has five siblings ... Has two sisters who both played softball for the University of Arkansas ... Has three brothers who all currently wrestle at the University of Oklahoma ... Majoring in political science.