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  Josh Dixon
Josh Dixon

Player Profile

San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Willow Glen



**Seven-Time All-American**

Collegiate Bests: Floor Exercise: 15.900
Pommel Horse: 14.550
Still Rings: 14.500
Vault: 16.400
Parallel Bars: 15.400
High Bar: 15.150
All-Around: 88.750

As a Senior in 2011: Added the sixth and seventh All-America honors of his career with a fourth-place finish in the floor exercise (15.500) and an eighth-place finish all-around (88.750) ... set or tied career bests in three events, as well as the all-around ... came through in the clutch for Stanford with an all-around score of 88.750 in the NCAA Finals ... it was the team's third-highest all-around score this season, and the best in his career ... had his two best vaults of the year in the postseason, with 16.000 scores at the MPSF Championships and in the NCAA Finals ... tied his career-best of 15.900 in the floor exercise while setting a new career mark of 15.400 in the parallel bars on Jan. 22 against California ... pulled off a similar feat at the Stanford Open with another 15.900 in the floor exercise and a personal best of 14.500 in the still rings ... was named MPSF Gymnast of the Week after winning the all-around in consecutive meets at Illinois and Nebraska.

As a Junior in 2010: Earned two All-America honors after placing third on vault and eighth on the horizontal bar at the 2010 NCAA Individual Finals ... helped Stanford to the national runner-up position after competing in five events at the NCAA Finals ... earned a season-best score of 16.350 at the double-dual meet with Nebraska and Oklahoma ... competed in the all-around at the Pacific Coast Classic with a score of 86.250 ... also had season bests on the still rings (13.800) and high bar (14.800) at the same meet.

As a Sophomore in 2009: Top score in the all-around came at the Stanford Open with a score of 86.800 ... season best of 16.400 on vault at the MPSF Championships ... also recorded a season high of 15.900 at the MPSF Championships ... competed in five events, including a season best of 14.300 on pommel horse, at the NCAA Finals.

As a Freshman in 2008: A three-time All-American on floor exercise, vault, and horizontal bar ... participated in all 10 meets ... advanced to the Winter Cup finals and took 19th in all-around and recorded his season high on still rings (13.3) and all-around (83.75) ... achieved season bests on parallel bars (14.9) and horizontal bar (15.00) against Nebraska ... captured the pommel horse title at Michigan with a season-high 13.35 ... took the No. 2 spot on horizontal bar and was third on floor, along with earning his best score of the year on pommel horse (14.9) at the MPSF Championship (4/5) ... shared first place with teammate David Sender on floor exercise (15.65) at the NCAA Qualifying Meet (4/17) ... posted two season-highs at the NCAA Team Finals, hitting season-bests on floor exercise (15.7) and vault (16.05) ... competed at the 2008 Visa U.S. Championships.

High School: A four-time member of the USA Junior National Team ... competed in the Level 10 division at the 2006 Visa U.S. Championships and placed second in all-around, first on floor exercise and vault, second on horizontal bar, and third on pommel horse.

Personal: Parents are Michael and Kathy Dixon ... science, technology and society major.

Getting To Know Josh Dixon

Born in: San Jose, Calif.
Major: STS
Nickname: Josh or just Dixon
The best thing about Stanford is: It's location, the people you are surrounded by, and the opportunities presented to you
My favorite place on campus is: Looking down on campus from Hoover Tower
Ten years from now I hope to be: Dr. Dixon
My favorite class at Stanford is: MS&E 185
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I enjoy cooking
The place I would most like to visit is: Manafura, Maldives
My favorite pre-meet rituals are: Routine Visualization and Listen to my ipod
Stanford Men's Gymnastics will be fun to watch this year because: Our team displays world class gymnastics with ease and artistry
My greatest athletic moment was: Winning an NCAA team championship
The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform is: Stanford men's and women's volleyball
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: How to function with minimal sleep
The best book I have ever read is: Angels and Demons
Favorite food: Japanese
Least favorite food: Spam
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Not really sure...a variety I guess...I like to cook
Favorite movie: Miracle or Crash
Favorite TV show: Modern Family
Favorite actor: Morgan Freeman
Favorite actress: Not quite sure
My ultimate ESPN SportsCenter highlight would be: Seeing a U.S. men's gymnastics team win an Olympic Team Title
My favorite musical group/singer is: Don't really have a favorite, anything is good
The best advice I've ever received was: The pain of regret is worse than that pain of hard work
I'd like to switch places for a day with: Roger Federer during a Grand Slam victory
If I could invite three people from history to dinner, they would be: Jacques Rogge, Herb Brooks and M
If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be: My bed
If I had one CD to listen to it would be: A mix of songs I like