Accounting sophomore named one of MVC’s Elite 18
November 03, 2011,
Southern Illinois cross country athlete Brian Dixon has been named one of the Missouri Valley Conference's Elite 18 winners for the fall season. The Elite 18 Award Program was established by the MVC in the fall of 2010 to honor the highest achievement in academics and athletics by a student-athlete in each MVC-sponsored sport.
A sophomore majoring in accounting, Dixon holds a 4.0 GPA and says, “It is hard to find enough time for school and cross country, but succeeding in both are important to me, so I make sure to manage my time efficiently.”
Dixon does not only excel in the classroom, but on the field as well. He recently placed ninth at the 2011 MVC Cross Country Championships earning all-conference honors. This season Dixon held the seventh fastest 8K time in the Valley and was named Athlete of the Week for the week of September 13 as well as garnering Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors.