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Xavier Magazine | March 25, 2017

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A New Hall

By Skip Tate

The University inducted three new members into the athletic hall of fame in November: golfer Steve Dixon, basketball player Joseph Geiger and volleyball player Elizabeth Osterday.

Dixon’s nine medalist honors rank first in Xavier history. He won the Atlantic 10 Championship twice, was named Xavier player of the year all four years of his career and ended his career as the leader in scoring average at 73.76.

Geiger helped Xavier capture the National Catholic Championship in 1963 as a junior. He led the nation in free-throw percentage at 90.2 percent as a sophomore and was seventh in the nation as a senior at 86.9 percent. He still holds the team record for free-throw shooting in a season and a career. After his graduation, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals of the National Basketball Association.

Osterday led the University to a 76-49 overall record during her career. She still holds the school record for digs in a career (1,728), and holds the second, third, fourth and seventh spots for digs in a season. She is also fourth all-time for kills in a career with 1,384 and finished her career as the fifth member of the 1,000-1,000 club for kills and digs in a career.

The event also christened the new Xavier University Athletic Hall of Fame in the Cintas Center. The hall includes displays with a variety of memorabilia and trophies, video monitors and much more.

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