Louisville Women’s Basketball: Liz Dixon joins 1,000-pt club

Louisville's Liz Dixon shoots a free throw in the second half against Longwood. Louisville won 100-37Cards14
Louisville's Liz Dixon shoots a free throw in the second half against Longwood. Louisville won 100-37Cards14 /

A few weeks after Hailey Van Lith recorded her 1,000th career point, her teammate, Liz Dixon followed in her footsteps and scored her 1,000th career point. The Louisville women’s basketball program is benefiting greatly from these two bucket getters and Head Coach Jeff Walz should be pleased with the production they are giving on the court.

The Cardinals now sit with a 16-8 overall record and look to continue their winning streak against the North Carolina Tar Heels this coming Sunday at 12:00 PM EST in the KFC Yum! Center.

Liz Dixon, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, is in her fourth year playing for the Cardinals and her fifth year in collegiate basketball overall. She committed to ACC rival Georgia Tech out of high school, but decided to enter into the transfer portal after her freshman season as a Yellow Jacket. Coming off of an impressive rookie season, she was named the ACC Freshman of the Week three times and capped the year off by being named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.

She was one of three Georgia Tech players to enter the transfer portal following the controversial firing of then-Head Coach MaChelle Jospeh, who was let go due to reports of being mentally, emotionally, and verbally abusive to her players.

Finding a home in Louisville, the 6-foot-5 forward has produced at a very high level since becoming a Cardinal and joining the 1,000-point club was just the latest award she can add to her lengthy resume.

Starting with her debut as a Cardinal in the 2018-2019 season, she opened the season with her fifth career double-double against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. In her junior year, her second season as a Cardinal, she was named to the ACC All-Academic Team and ranked 7th in the ACC in conference play with 1.5 blocks per game.

In 2021, she represented USA Basketball alongside former Cardinal Payton Verhulst (now an Oklahoma Sooner), current Cardinal Mykasa Robinson, and WNBA draft picj Kianna Smith at the 2021 Red Bull USA Basketball 3×3 Nationals in Springfield, Massachusetts.

And now, she just achieved her 1,000th career point. Liz Dixon has been a force in the ACC for years and her trajectory is only heading upward. Congratulations, Liz!

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