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Vikes Dixon Ontario Athlete Of The Year

University of Victoria Vikes swimmer, Stephanie Dixon, has continued her long list of accolades by being named the Ontario Female Athlete with a Disability of the Year for 2003. The Sport Alliance of Ontario announced the award this past Friday, April 2nd at a ceremony to recognize winners of the annual Ontario Sport Awards at Ontario Place.

It was the fourth time in five years that the Toronto native and Vikes rookie took out the award after winning in 1999, 2000 and 2001 respectively. Dixon was recently named the Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year at the University of Victoria Vikes Athletic Awards Banquet. In her first year swimming for UVic, she has been an unbelievable performer and leader. Holder of 13 World Records, 5 World Championship Gold Medals, and 5 Paralympic Gold Medals, she has been an inspiration to the whole Vikes swimming team.

Not only is Stephanie a great competitor, she is a great leader and an example of what you can accomplish based on desire, determination and the willingness to defy traditional logic.