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Latest sports hall of fame inductees include Olympic swimmer Ledecky

Congratulations to the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame 2017 induction class that includes Bethesda native and Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky along with Paul Tagliabue, Juan Dixon, Tom McMillen, Brenda Frese and former Washington Redskins defensive back and kick returner Mike Nelms.
Additionally, the class also included media celebrities Glenn Harris, Tony Kornheiser and Ron Weber who was a long-time Washington Capitals game announcer before he retired in 1997. These individuals were honored Sunday before the Washington Nationals-Atlanta Braves game at Nationals Park in Southeast D.C.

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UDC hires Juan Dixon

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Former University of Maryland men’s basketball standout Juan Dixon has a new position.

The Baltimore native, who guided the Maryland men’s basketball program to the NCAA title in 2002, has been named the new head women’s basketball coach at the University of the District of Columbia.

“There is no question Juan Dixon will take our women’s basketball program to the next level,” UDC Director of Athletics Patricia Thomas said in a statement. “His tremendous success as a student-athlete, as well as professionally, combined with his respect for the development of students support our goals. I am excited about the opportunity to work with Juan and welcome him to the Firebird community.”

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Giving back...

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Juan Dixon returns to Maryland and helps others reach for their dreams

 

BOYDS – Juan Dixon enjoyed a memorable basketball career at the University of Maryland, where he guided the Terrapins to their first and only NCAA championship in 2002.

The men’s basketball program’s all-time leading scorer recently reflected on his experience playing four years at Maryland.

“It was a great experience,” Dixon recalled earlier this month during his basketball camp at the Discovery Sports Center.

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