FAYETTEVILLE— Arkansas senior Miranda Dixon was named to the Louisville Slugger All-America third team by the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association this week. Dixon was selected at the utility/non-pitcher/designated player position and becomes the first All-American under head coach Mike Larabee.
Dixon had a team-best .364 average during conference play, a mark almost 50 points better than she batted overall during the 2010 regular season. She also collected 28 hits and six home runs against SEC opponents, tied with center field Jessica Bachkora in both categories. She drove in a team high 29 RBIs during conference action, which ranks her second in the SEC. She finishes her career at Arkansas as the leader in home runs and RBIs.
“It was exciting to hear that Miranda was named to the All-America third team,” Larabee said. “She is well deserving of the award. She came up with many big hits for us. I am very happy for her and the success she had while at Arkansas.”
The Edmond, Okla., native scattered her name among the Arkansas record book during her four-year career with the Razorbacks. Dixon owns Arkansas career records in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, home runs and RBIs. She also ranks second in total bases and walks. In addition she holds the single-single Arkansas record in walks with 41 during the 2010 season.
The honor is the third postseason award for Dixon as she earned a spot on the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region second team and was an All-SEC second team selection.