Senior Forward Jasmine Dixon Ruptures Achilles Tendon

Sept. 19, 2011

UCLA women's basketball senior forward Jasmine Dixon, a pre-season member of the Wade Trophy Watch List, will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Dixon suffered the injury on Monday during a team workout. She is expected to miss the 2011-12 season.

Dixon, who participated in the USA Basketball World University Games trials in May, was named an honorable mention Associated Press All-American following the 2010-11 season after helping lead the Bruins to a 28-5 record and a second-place finish in the Pac-10 conference. She was a first-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection and an honorable mention pick to the all-conference defensive team. In addition, Dixon was listed among The Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 and Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30. She ranked second on the Bruin team in scoring and led the squad in rebounding (7.3 avg. was eighth in the Pac-10) and steals (74). The Long Beach Poly HS product ranked 17th in the league in scoring (12.1), fourth in field goal percentage (.554), third in steals average (2.4), fourth in offensive rebounding (3.4) and 14th in defensive rebounding (3.9).

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