Aug. 5, 1999
CLEMSON, S.C. – Barbara Kennedy-Dixon has been named Assistant Director of NCAA Compliance at Clemson University. Rebecca Bowman, director of Clemson’s NCAA compliance department, made the announcement Thursday. Dixon had been an athletic academic advisor in Vickery Hall the previous seven years.
Dixon replaces Chandra Snyder, who resigned last month perform compliance related work for Anderson Memorial Hospital.
Dixon has served the athletic department and the University since 1987. She was an assistant women’s basketball coach between 1987-91, helping the Lady Tigers to NCAA Tournament appearances each season. In 1991-92 she served as Associate Director of Student Development.
Dixon is one of the most decorated athletes in Clemson sports history and she will be inducted into the Clemson Basketball Ring of Honor this winter.
She is still the all-time leading scorer in the history of ACC women’s basketball. In her four-year career between 1978-82, she scored 3113 career points, an average of 24.5 points per game. She collected 1252 career rebounds, also the all-time league mark, and shot 50 percent from the field.
A first-team All-American in 1981 and 1982, Kennedy was also a two-time MVP of the ACC Tournament. She set an NCAA record for field goals in a season and her 908 points scored in 1982 is still among the top five highest scoring seasons in women’s basketball history. She led the nation in scoring in 1981-82 with a 29.3 average and scored 43 points in her first NCAA Tournament game, at Penn State in 1982. Clemson went to the national tournament all four years and won the ACC regular season title in 1981.
The 1985 Clemson graduate had an incredible 93 20-point games and 28 30-point games in her career. A member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame, she was a member of the United States National Team in 1982.
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