Xavier Hall Of Fame Golfer Steve Dixon Passes Away At Age 37
May 30, 2013CINCINNATI --- It is with great sadness that Xavier University announces the passing of Stephen Dixon, 37, a 1999 Xavier graduate and former standout on the men's golf team. Dixon, who has been elected to the Xavier University Athletic Hall of Fame, leaves behind a wife Andrea, daughter Anna, father Gary, mother Linda, brother Bruce and sister-in-law Jill. Dixon's wife and daughter live in the Cincinnati area.
"Steve was a great golfer but what I remember most about him is that his personality and sense of humor could brighten your mood even on your worst day," said his former coach and current Xavier golf coach Doug Steiner. "He will be missed but never forgotten. You can't help but smile when you think about Steve and I know that's the way he would want it to be."
A celebration of his life will be held at the Victoria Golf Club in Victoria, British Columbia, later today. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to an education trust fund that is being set up by the family for his daughter Anna. Friends and family in Cincinnati and across the U.S. can make a donation to the trust fund through Kemba Credit Union.
Xavier University and the men's golf program will also be hosting a celebration of his life, which will be held on Saturday, June 22 at noon at the Francis Xavier Homan Golf Center at Maketewah Country Club. Much of Dixon's family, including his wife and daughter, will be attending. There will also a ceremony for the planting of a tree and marked stone in Dixon's honor at the club.
Dixon can be found near the top of the Xavier record books in almost all individual categories, including his nine medalist honors. Dixon won the Atlantic 10 Championship twice, only the fourth player in A-10 history to repeat as champion. His medalist victories include the 1996 Ohio Collegiate Classic, the 1998 Xavier Provident Invitational, the 1999 Johnny Owens Invitational, and his two Atlantic 10 Championships.
He also won the 1997 Georgetown Hoya Invitational where he recorded a hole-in-one. Dixon was named Xavier Player of the Year all four years of his career, and graduated as the career leader in scoring average at 73.76 and was also tops on the 100 Round Club with 136 total rounds played. Dixon owns one of the lowest five rounds in school history, and ranks fourth (senior), sixth (junior), 17th (freshman) and 19th (sophomore) all-time for his season scoring averages over his four seasons.
During his career with the Musketeers, the Xavier men's team won an impressive nine team titles, including the Atlantic 10 title in 1998. Dixon also helped lead his team to titles at the 1995 and 1998 Xavier Invitational, along with the 1995, 1997 and 1999 Dayton Invitational.