Kansas sprinter Diamond Dixon won a gold medal in London and the universities award for top female athlete of 2012

Dixon and Robinson named Rock Chalk Athletes of Year


New Sacramento Kings player Thomas Robinson, and Gold Medalist Diamond Dixon were named Male and Female athletes of the year for Kansas.

Robinson led Kansas to the NCAA title game where they fell to Kentucky. Robinson and the Jayhawks finished with a 32-7 record, and another Big 12 conference title, their eighth in a row. Robinson led the nation with 27 double-doubles, averaging 18 points and 12 rebounds per game.

Dixon is a two-time defending Big 12 champion in the outdoor 400m. She won the national title in the event, in leading Kansas to their best finish ever at the outdoor NCAA track and field meet at second place. Then Dixon made the USA team in the Olympics as part of the 4 x 400 relay team. This team went on to win the gold medal in London. Dixon was Kansas’s first gold medalist since 1968 when Al Oerter won the gold in the discus.

Other Jayhawks who won awards include: Leah Diaber (softball), Angel Goodrich (basketball), Anthony Davis (football), and Andrea Geubelle (track and field). Geubelle and Davis won the true blue award, while Diaber took home the top supporting role award and Goodrich won the Jayhawker award. The volleyball team won the award for the team top GPA and CHAMPS.


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