Marshall one of 14 programs selected in Division I
Marshall set a team record with 42 wins in 2017
Zerkle named second team and Dixon named third team
Marshall finished season with program record 42 wins
Marshall plays Saturday in elimination game at 2:30 p.m.
2017 NFCA All-American Third Team
2017 NFCA Mideast All-Region First Team
2017 Conference USA Pitcher of the Year
2017 All-Conference USA First Team
2017 Conference USA Pitcher of the Week: April 3rd & 10th
2017 Marshall Co-Female Athlete of the Year
2017 Top 10 NCAA Strikeouts (9th – 294)
2017 Top 10 NCAA Wins (3rd – 32)
GP/GS: 49/38 … The Conference USA Pitcher of the Year re-wrote the Marshall pitching record book … Owns 23 season and career Herd records … Became the first pitcher in program history with 100 career wins, 1,000 strikeouts and 1,000 innings pitched … Just the 58th pitcher in NCAA history and the second in Conference USA history (Toni Paisley of ECU the other) with 100 wins and 1,000 strikeouts … First Herd pitcher with two 30-win seasons (2015 & 2017), four 20-win seasons, four 200+ innings pitched seasons and four 200+ strikeout seasons … Tossed two no-hitters to give her three for her career, tied with Marshall Athletics Hall of Famer Cristy Waring (1995-98) for most in team history … Pitched five-inning no-hitter at home against Morehead State (March 28) with 10 Ks in 8-0 win … Final career no-hitter came against WKU (May 11) at the Conference USA Tournament with eight strikeouts in Herd’s 2-0 win … Just the second no-hitter in the history of the C-USA Tournament … Won 17-straight starts from March 3rd to April 8th and improved season record from 7-4 to 24-4 before suffering a loss … Started season with 11 strikeouts in complete game, eight-inning victory over Lipscomb … Held No. 3 Florida State to just three hits and one run at the Unconquered Invitational in Tallahassee (Feb. 11) … Struck out 20 combined batters in 10 2/3 innings against Hampton and Towson (Feb 25) with 10 Ks in complete game win over Towson and then 10 in 3 2/3 innings of relief versus Hampton and earned the win in both … Struck out season-high 14 in one-hitter, 5-1 win over UTSA (March 11) … Recorded 1,000th career strikeout in the first inning of game three at Southern Miss (April 2) and also earned 20th win of the year … Named C-USA Pitcher of the Week (April 3) after three wins, 24 strikeouts and one earned run in 19 innings pitched against Morehead State and Southern Miss … Honored the very next week as Pitcher of the Week (April 10) with three more wins, one save, 29 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched versus Wright State and FAU … Earned 100th career win at FIU (April 14) … Struck out 10 in complete game, 8-3 win at Virginia Tech (April 21) … Reached 1,000 career innings pitched at Middle Tennessee (April 29) … Earned 30th win of the season against UAB (May 6) in 3 1/3 innings of relief in her final appearance at home … Pitched a total of 342 pitches over 22 innings in three contests at the NCAA Regionals in Lexington … Final career victory against DePaul (May 20) at Regionals pitching all eight innings, allowed just three hits, one run and struck out five … Moved into the Top 50 in wins in NCAA history with 108th career victory against DePaul … Closed out 103 innings during the year with a strikeout … Ended her career as Marshall’s all-time leader in wins (108), strikeouts (1,115), innings pitched (1,074.2), appearances (203), games started (161) and complete games (105) … Finished career with at least one strikeout in 195-of-203 appearances, had two or more strikeouts in 178 games and double-digit strikeouts in 29 contests … One of three players in Herd history to be named a NFCA All-American (Rachel Folden 2005-08 and Morgan Zerkle 2017) … Signed with Central Dames 1 a professional team in the Netherlands.
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.