NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University assistant women’s basketball coach Lashondra Dixon-Gordon, a former standout player at Hampton University, has been announced as one of five inductees in the 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame class.
Dixon-Gordon joins former South Carolina State football player Bobby Moore, ex-Howard track athlete David Oliver, former Hampton football coach Joe Taylor and current Bethune-Cookman athletics director Lynn Thompson in this year’s induction class. The inductees will be enshrined during an awards brunch on Thursday, March 10, beginning with a welcoming gathering at 9:30 a.m., at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk. The group will also be recognized before the 6 p.m. MEAC men’s basketball tournament game the same evening at the Norfolk Scope Arena.
Dixon-Gordon was a four-year women’s basketball standout at Hampton, where she helped lead the Lady Pirates to NCAA Division I tournament first-round appearances in 2000 and 2003. A MEAC All-Tournament Team performer in each of her four years, Dixon-Gordon graduated as the school’s second-leading all-time scorer with 1,967 points. She led the conference in scoring each of her last two years and was recognized as a two-time Black College Sports Information Directors of America (BCSIDA) All-American.
As a senior, Dixon-Gordon led the MEAC in scoring with 18.2 points per game and was third in 3-point percentage (.326) and 3-pointers per game (1.8). She finished second in school history in made free-throws (453) and attempts (600). Also, she ranks sixth in the Hampton record books in career assists (363) and is one of only four Hampton women’s basketball players to have her jersey retired.
Currently, Dixon-Gordon is in her seventh year as an assistant coach at NSU, where she holds responsibilities of guard development and recruiting coordinator for the Spartans.
“I’d like to congratulate the 2016 Hall of Fame class for all their accomplishments both athletically and professionally,” said Dennis E. Thomas, MEAC Commissioner. “The honorees have made significant contributions to their communities, institutions, and this conference.”