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One of just four active players (along with Tina Thompson, Lisa Leslie and Vickie Johnson) remaining from the WNBA's inaugural season in 1997, she is a three-time All-Star (2001, 2002, 2003) and was named to the All-WNBA Second Team in 2002…she is among the WNBA's all-time career leaders in games played (328, tied for eighth), points (3,368, 21st), assists (924, eighth), steals (342, 20th) and minutes (9,030, 13th).

PRO – WNBA
2008: A starter in 20 of her 24 appearances for the Houston Comets, she averaged 9.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 1.83 apg…she was fifth on the team in steals with an average of 1.04 spg…among Houston players with at least 10 attempts, her 85.7 percent free throw mark ranked third best on the team, behind new Fever teammate Erica White (.897) and Tina Thompson (.859)…she scored in double figures 12 times, including a season-best 22 points vs. Minnesota, 7/17…that game against the Lynx was the first of three straight games in double figures in which she averaged 16.3 ppg and shot 19-36 (.528) from the floor…she passed out a season-high six assists at Sacramento, 8/30…she had her highest steals figure in four years with 25, and she had multiple thefts eight times, including a season-high four vs. Los Angeles, 7/19…she averaged 9.8 ppg, 2.0 apg and 1.2 spg in the 20 games which she started. 2007: In 18 games, all off the bench, she averaged 12.0 ppg which was second best on the Comets…she scored in double figures 12 times, including two games with 20+ points…including 10-of-15 FGs, she scored a season-high 21 points at San Antonio, 7/27…she averaged 3.2 apg and had at least four assists four times…she tied a career high with eight assists vs. Chicago, 8/16…she also tied a career high with five steals vs. Phoenix, 7/31. 2006: After spending the first nine years of her WNBA career with Los Angeles, she signed as a free agent with the Houston Comets in February, 2006…in her first campaign with Houston, she averaged 7.0 ppg, 2.3 apg and 2.6 rpg in 23 games (14 starts)…she scored in double figures five times, including a season-best 14 points vs. the Fever in Conseco Fieldhouse, 7/16…two nights later, she scored 12 points at San Antonio, giving her 10+ points in consecutive games for the only time in 2006…she also had 14 points vs. New York, 6/9, shooting 6-of-9 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs. 2005: In 30 games for the Sparks, she averaged a career-low 5.3 ppg and handed out an average of 2.6 apg…she scored 10+ points in four of her first six games, including a season-high 12 points in her first two outings: at Seattle, 5/21, and at Minnesota, 5/25…her 77 assists on the season featured a career-high tying eight vs. San Antonio, 5/31. 2004: While averaging 9.7 ppg for the Sparks, she was second on the team with 112 assists in 32 appearances…she also tied for third on the team with 36 steals…she scored in double figures 20 times, including a run of 10 straight games from 7/17 to 9/12…in that 10-game span was a season-high 20 points on 9-of-12 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs vs. Seattle, 9/3…she averaged 3.4 rpg and collected at least five boards 10 times…she had a season-high eight boards vs. Houston, 7/23. 2003: A Western Conference All-Star for the third straight season, she was named to the West's starting lineup in place of the injured Cynthia Cooper…a starter in all of her 30 appearances, she was 13th in the WNBA with an average of 13.7 ppg and was second on the team with 89 assists (3.0 apg)…she was also third on the team with 35 steals…she ranked sixth in the league and led the Sparks with a mark of 88.3 percent from the foul line…she scored in double figures in 22 of her 30 games and scored 20+ points three times – all of which came in a four-game span from 6/28 to 7/9…that stretch culminated in a career-high 28 points at Washington, 7/9. 2002: A Western Conference All-Star for the second season in a row, she averaged 10.6 ppg and a career-high 4.0 apg in 30 games…including a run of 13 games in a row (6/8 to 7/18), she scored in double figures 21 times…she had at least five assists 11 times and dealt a career-high eight vs. Utah, 7/7…she had multiple steals in seven games, including a high of three on four occasions. 2001: She was named to the All-WNBA Second Team after a season in which she helped lead the Sparks to their second straight 28-4 record by averaging 11.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 3.9 apg…she scored 10+ points 20 times with two games of 20 or more…she canned 11-of-13 FGs and 2-of-2 3-pt FGs for her season-high 24 points at Utah, 8/13…in the season's second game, she scored 21 points at Orlando, 6/1…she was selected to her first WNBA All-Star game by Western Conference coaches. 2000: A starter in all of her 31 appearances, she averaged 10.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 3.1 apg to help lead the Sparks to a franchise record 28 wins…her assists average was the best on the team and ranked 14th best in the WNBA. 1999: While playing in all 32 games for the Sparks, she started 14, averaged 6.8 ppg and handed out 53 assists with 66 rebounds in an average of 17.6 minutes per game…she scored 10+ points in each of the first three games of the season and in five of the first seven…she scored a season-high 14 points on three occasions, all of which came in the season's first two weeks…vs. Phoenix, 7/21, she scored 13 points and collected a season-high six rebounds with a season-best six assists. 1998: In her most productive season offensively, she started all of her 22 appearances and averaged 16.2 ppg, second-best on the team and fifth in the WNBA…she scored in double figures in all but one of her appearances, including a career-best 14 in a row from 7/2 to 8/1…she missed the last eight games of the season with a patellar tendon tear suffered at Utah, 8/1. 1997: She made an immediate impact on the Sparks after being switched from small forward to her more natural position of shooting guard…after the switch her scoring average jumped from 7.8 ppg in the first 14 games to 16.2 ppg in her ensuing 13 contests…including 22 in the second half, she scored a team-high and season-best 25 points in the season's final game vs. Phoenix, 8/24…she made a career-high three 3-pt FGs in that game against the Mercury…that was one of her five games with 20+ points, all of which came in her final 12 outings…she scored 10+ points in just four of her first 14 games, then did so 11 of her last 13…she led the Sparks with a career-high 49 steals, which tied for 10th in the league…she shot a career-high 42.3 percent from 3-pt range (22-of-52), which was good for second in the WNBA.

PLAYOFFS
2006: In two games against Sacramento, Dixon totaled 11 points, five assists and eight rebounds…in Game 2 of the series with the Monarchs, she was the first player off the bench and led the reserves with five points, five boards and four assists. 2005: She played just 12 minutes in the two-game series with Sacramento, scoring two points with two assists, a steal and a rebound. 2004: In a first-round series with Sacramento, she averaged 10.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 3.0 apg…she shot 7-of-8 from the foul line and 12-of-30 from the field. 2003: A starter in all nine games of L.A.'s run to its third consecutive trip to the WNBA Finals, she averaged 12.2 ppg and shot 26-of-27 FTs in the postseason…her 13 steals in the postseason featured a career-high six vs. Minnesota, 8/30. 2002: In five appearances in the playoffs, she shot nearly 57 percent from the floor (.568) and averaged 12.2 ppg in L.A.'s run to a second straight WNBA title…she played in just one of the two Finals games against New York. 2001: Leading the Sparks to the first of back-to-back championships, she averaged a postseason career-high 13.6 ppg and 4.1 apg in seven playoff games…she helped lift the Sparks to a 93-62 win in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals with a postseason career-high 19 points vs. Sacramento, 8/27…she tied for the team lead with 10 assists in the two games of the WNBA Finals vs. Charlotte, including seven in the decisive Game 2 win, 9/1. 2000: She helped lead L.A. to its first trip to the Western Conference Finals by averaging 11.8 ppg in four games…she was also second on the team with 16 assists (4.0 apg). 1999: In the Sparks first postseason appearance, she averaged 3.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 1.8 apg in four games.

PRO – OVERSEAS
2008-09: Named to the Italian Serie A1 All-Defensive team, she led the league in steals with an average of 3.9 spg while playing for Pallacanestro Pozzuoli…in 28 games, she also averaged 15.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 2.2 apg…she ranked fourth in the league in scoring and connected for 20+ points nine times with two games of 30 or more points…she scored a season-high 33 points on 14-of-22 FGs, a 3-pointer and four free throws vs. Comense, 11/9…she had five or more steals 10 times, including six of her last nine outings…she claimed a season-high eight steals twice: vs. Viterbo, 11/16, and vs. Umbertide, 3/4. 2007-08: An All-Italian A1 League Second Team selection, she averaged 2.7 spg, which was third best in the league…she also averaged 18.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.8 apg in 26 games for Pozzuoli.

INTERNATIONAL
A member of Team USA in the 2002 World Championships, she played in seven of nine games for the undefeated gold medal winners and averaged 3.4 ppg with 1.7 rpg.

COLLEGE
A Kodak All-American and the Big 12 Player of the Year as a senior in 1997, she averaged 14.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.8 apg and 1.8 spg in 119 career games for the Kansas Jayhawks…she was chosen to the 1997 All-America Second Team by the Associated Press.


Personal

Her nickname is "Meeka"…her father Russell "Boo" Bowers played professionally in France, Italy and Argentina…she has a miniature pinscher named "Cupid"…she speaks Spanish and is a Dallas Cowboys fan…her favorite food is lasagna…she likes R&B and hip-hop music and sang in the church choir growing up…she also enjoys dancing, shopping and having fun.


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