Thomas Robinson and Diamond Dixon were named the men's and women's athletes of the year at the University of Kansas during Sunday's Rock Chalk Choice Awards.
Robinson's story is pretty well known. Robinson helped lead the Jayhawks to the NCAA title game against the Kentucky Wildcats in 2012, and later became the fifth overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft.
"I am still overwhelmed by it and everything that happened with it, how far we went," Robinson added of his junior year in which he earned first-team All-America honors after helping KU advance all the way to the NCAA title game. "My teammates are amazing. I miss those guys every day. I'm happy with last year and how it went and glad to be back (for several days)."
Dixon, meanwhile, is still just a junior at the University of Kansas, and is coming off a gold medal in the 4x400 at the 2012 Olympic Games.
"I won (NCAA) Indoors last year (in 400) and didn't do so well at nationals outdoors," Dixon said. "It gives me a lot of strength to do better this year. This year is going to be a great year for us. We've got a lot of new and good people, and we're ready to rock it."
Of the Olympics, she noted: "It was nothing but an amazing experience. It basically set me up for what I need to do this year and the rest of my track career
Hats off to both Dixon and Robinson, as they certainly deserve the honors they received on Sunday night.
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