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Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes
Penn State has a total of 4,023 honorees during 18 years of the program
Deegan belts two homers, Steranka and DeBernardis go deep as well
Lions host Ohio State in crucial three-game series
Penn State hosts Kent State on Wednesday
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2011, 2012)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012: Appeared in 16 games in his junior campaign, all out of the bullpen ... Pitched a total of 8.1 innings with nine strikeouts and only seven earned runs ... Made season debut on Feb. 17 against Seton Hall, firing .2 innings against the Pirates ... Held Coppin State hitless on March 28, striking out one batter ... Earned first save of the season against Kent State (April 3), striking out one in two-thirds of an inning ... Came in againt Mount St. Mary's on April 24 to earn his second save, striking out the side in the ninth inning ... Aided the Lions in posting a 6-4 win over Kent State on April 25, allowing just one hit and striking out one batter in 1.0 inning ... Saw the most action against Ohio State on April 27, firing 1.1 innings while allowing one hit and holding the Buckeyes scoreless ... Earned first win of the season on May 12 against Big Ten opponent Illinois ... Struck out one batter and held the Illini hitless with ... Posted a six-game streak with opponents held hitless, as well as a five-game streak where opponents were held scoreless.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011: Appeared in eight games during his first season with the Nittany Lions ... Tossed 11.0 innings of work while scattering 13 hits and seven earned runs ... Started one game during the season and pieced together his finest performance of the year against Niagara on May 10 ... Fired four innings and allowed just one run during a 4-1 victory against the Purple Eagles ... Worked two scoreless innings against No. 26 Wichita State on March 18, allowing just one base runner during his time on the mound ... Retired all three batters he faced on just seven pitches against Minnesota during the Big Ten Tournament on May 26 ... Made his collegiate debut against Eastern Kentucky on February 27 ... Also saw action against NC State on March 5, Le Moyne on March 27, Purdue on April 17 and Iowa on May 6.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010: Played for the Penn State club baseball team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Excelled as a member of the Greencastle-Antrim baseball team ... Earned an invitation to the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Classic All-Star Game for his performance as a senior ... Helped the Blue Devils capture a pair of Mid-Penn Capital Division Championships in 2008 and 2009 ... Led the team to a 17-4 record as a senior ... Also competed in basketball as a sophomore ... Member of the National Honor Society and served as the class treasurer ... Competed for the Penn State club team last season ... Led the squad to its ninth straight North Atlantic Regional Title and a second-place showing in the National Club Baseball Association World Series.
PERSONAL: Evan Patrick Dixon ... Born on September 19, 1990 in Greencastle, Pa. ... Son of Barb and Carl Dixon ... Has a brother, Sean ... Majoring in finance.
GETTING TO KNOW EVAN
Major & Why: Finance...I've always liked managing money
Favorite Thing About Penn State: The tradition and atmosphere around campus
Favorite Thing About Medlar Field At Lubrano Park: The locker room and playing surface
Favorite Major League Baseball Player: Robinson Cano
Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Baseball: Women's Volleyball
Favorite Athlete (Any Sport): Ken Griffey Jr.
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Gus Johnson
Favorite Musical Artist: Jay-Z, Wale, Wiz Khalifa
Favorite Movie: Friday
Favorite TV Show: Tosh.0
Favorite Food: Breakfast food (French toast, dippy eggs, bacon, etc.)
Hobbies: Video games and listening to music
Childhood Idol: Ken Griffey Jr.
Place I'd Like To Visit: Brazil
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Never work again
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Use my finance degree to find a job and travel the world