GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Brittany Dixon, a former gymnast, has become a staple at CMU. the 4-time All-American earned RMAC Diver of the Year honors her sophomore year. She earned Preseason Diver of the Year last season but then her career took a turn. She injured her foot, causing stress fractures on one of her toes, an injury she's had before.
"I didn't go to the doctor's or the trainers or anything but I wore my boot. I would get there practice, put my boot back on. And then get there at the National's meet, take off my boot, practice or dive. Put it back on afterwards."
Brittany placed 8th at the 2019 National Championships with a broken foot. The team captain continues to win in the 1 and 3-meter dives this year and holds a school record in the 1-meter dive.
"I think as an athlete and just has a person, she really knows how to persevere and get through tough times," says coach Logan Pearsall.
Brittany will head to Ohio in March for the NCAA Championship where she's already set the qualifying mark. With the support of her teammates, she strives to chase that national title.