Former Kansas Great Tamecka Dixon In Search Of Third WNBA Title
Oct. 6, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Former University of Kansas women’s basketball star Tamecka Dixon is playing in the 2009 WNBA Finals as a member of the Indiana Fever. The Fever currently lead the five-game series 2-1, with Game 4 set for Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 6:45 p.m., in Indianapolis.
“This is a really exciting time of the year,” said Dixon, who ranks sixth on the Kansas all-time scoring chart. “I am thrilled just to be in the Finals, but to know we are only one game away from winning it all is an amazing feeling.
“We definitely have our work cut out for us. Phoenix is really tough, so we know it won’t be easy. We just need to stick to our game plan and put it all on the line.”
Dixon, who comes off the bench for the Fever, has played in all 40 games this season. The 5-foot-9 guard is averaged 4.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game during the regular season in her 13th season in the league. She already has two WNBA titles under her belt. Dixon was a part of both the 2001 and 2002 WNBA titles while playing with the Los Angeles Sparks.
“Having already won two WNBA titles has given me valuable experience,” said Dixon, who helped guide the Jayhawks to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances during her career. “Even though I don’t start or play the majority of the minutes, having been in this situation before, I feel like I can provide our team valuable leadership from my previous experiences.”
A three-time WNBA All-Star, Dixon has averaged 9.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game during her professional career. She was drafted in the inaugural WNBA Draft in 1997 with the 14th overall pick by the Sparks.
Dixon was named a Kodak All-American and the Big 12 Player of the Year as a senior in 1997. She averaged 14.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 119 career games for the Jayhawks from 1994-97.