CSUN Women’s Program Makes a Twin Killing
Kathleen and Marianne Dixon, twins from Santa Monica High, have signed letters of intent to play basketball and volleyball at Cal State Northridge.
The Dixons, both 6-1, were The Times’ Westside co-players of the year in basketball this year.
Kathleen averaged 25 points a game and Marianne averaged 24 for Santa Monica, which was eliminated by Edison of Huntington Beach in the first round of the Southern Section 4-A playoffs.
“The twins were No. 1 on our recruiting list and they should be able to step in and help us immediately,” said Leslie Milke, CSUN women’s basketball coach. “Now, if we can get a point guard, we’ll be OK.”
Milke is recruiting Jane Hentzen, a point guard at Cerritos College. Hentzen will choose between CSUN and Cal State Fullerton, Milke said.
The signing of the Dixons, who moved to Santa Monica last year from Billings, Mont., was a small coup for Walt Ker, the CSUN volleyball coach.
“It’s nice to be able to recruit taller girls,” Ker said. “They’re not as far along in volleyball as they are in basketball. They’ll be strong players down the road for us with some experience.”