Dixon Named Big 12 Swimmer of the Week

Morgantown, Virginia – Fifth year David Dixon The West Virginia University men’s swimming and diving team has been named the 12th men’s swimmer of the week, the association announced Wednesday.

Dixon earned the honor of the Weekly Conference for the first time this season after leading the Men’s Mountaineer to victory in the second annual WVU Invitational at the Aquatic Center in Mylan Park from November 18-20.

“David was putting in work both in practice and meet,” Mountaineer coach Vic Riggs “It is good to see the Big 12 conference being recognized for his swimming,” he said.

This marks Dixon’s eighth honor in his career, as he amassed seven total wins in the WVU Invite. His performance in the three-day meet was highlighted by the 200 butterfly, taking the event with a time of 1:44.72, five seconds short of second.

The Richmond, Virginia native previously broke the school’s previous event record with a time of 1:41.59, which he set in 2019 in the first-ever WVU invite.

The All-Big 12 First Team was honored last season, and Dixon’s seven wins came in three days, the mid-season call in the 100-flys (47.39), 200-flies (1:44.72), 200 individual medleys (1:47.14), 200 freestyle relays. (1:21:73), 200 medleys (1:28.67), 400 meds (3:14.83) and 400 free relays (3:14.83).

Dixon’s wins helped lead the WVU men to victory at the WVU Invitational, with the team scoring 2,551 points to beat second-placed Villanova (1,612.5). The Mountaineers’ women’s team took first place in the match with 1,871 points, while Villanova took second place with 1,797.5 points.

The men’s and women’s WVU swimming and diving teams return for a double meet on January 8, 2022, where they face rival Pete at the Aquatic Center in Mylan Park.

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