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April 6, 2013

Louisville alum: Hoops is always special event

:AIMEE DIXON

AGE: 23

FAMILY: Father, Robert Dixon, Mother, Jamie Dixon, Brothers, Adam and Andrew Dixon.

HOMETOWN: North Andover

CURRENT RESIDENCE: Kampala, Uganda

OCCUPATION: Associate Director, Fields of Growth International

YEAR GRADUATED: 2011

MAJOR: Sport Administration, Political Science

WHY DID YOU ATTEND LOUISVILLE?:As a transferee from UMASS- Amherst, I came to the University of Louisville [U of L] for it’s commitment to athletics. Paired with a storied athletic department, Louisville provided a close-knit community transcending the campus into the city and countryside. U of L is embedded with rich history, specifically in sports. I knew if I were to thrive as a student- athlete in college, it would be as a Cardinal in Louisville, Kentucky.

WHAT DID YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE THERE?: Everything! Louisville proved to be an especially unique city. The strong sense of community was radiant from the playing field, to the classroom, to our fans in every corner of the state.

DID YOU ATTEND BASKETBALL GAMES?: Every chance I could get.

:A FAVORITE HOOP-RELATED MEMORY AT LOUISVILLE?: Louisville has a way of making each and every game special. From the moment you step into the arena, the electric vibe sparked in the warm up video, the continuous flows of energy throughout the game, and the emotion from the court all the way up to the nose bleed sections. You leave the arena proud to call yourself a Louisville Cardinal. My two favorite moments were Louisville’s T-Will (Terrance Williams) fast break dunks in the Big East playoffs & Peyton Siva’s relentless will to steer is his team to success.

WHY I WOULD RECOMMEND LOUISVILLE TO HIGH SCHOOLERS: From its elite athletic department, to the campus lifestyle, to the community, you won’t receive this type of college experience anywhere else.

WHERE WILL YOU WATCH GAMES ON SATURDAY?: Any sports bar in Kamp I can convince to put the game on.

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