Dan Dix | Inducted 2010



Dan Dix, class of 2002, was a harrier for the men’s cross country team from 1999-2001. Dix was a three-time GNAC Cross Country Champion from 1999-2001 and he has a long list of accolades. He was named twice to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Cross Country Championships All-Conference Team (1999, 2001), twice to the NCAA Academic All-American Team, three times to the GNAC All-Academic Team, and he has earned the ECAC Scholar Athlete Award twice. His course records include: GNAC Championship five-mile (25:23), Rivier College five-mile (25:23), Western New England College five-mile (26:32), Castleton State College five-mile (26:41), SVC four-mile (21:10), and SVC five-mile (25:23). He also won first place in the 10K at the Williams College Track & Field Invitational. Overall, Dix has led the way in the GNAC, winning the GNAC Cross Country Athlete of the Week 21 times. He was named to the SVC Dean’s list eight times and graduated magna cum laude with a 3.8 GPA. Dix is still running and competing frequently and in 2008, he competed in the Philadelphia Marathon and ran a Boston qualifying time of 3:00:20. In the spring of 2010 he competed in his first Boston Marathon with a time of 3:07:16, qualifying him for another Boston Marathon. He recently was recognized by the organization as winning more Xterra races than any other person in the entire country. In August of 2010, Dix was inducted into the GNAC Hall of Fame.