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Year: Senior
Hometown: Islamorada, Fla.
High School: Keystone National High School


Personal: Alexa Dixon is the daughter of Robert Dixon and Lynn Eklund, and has one sister. At Dartmouth, she plans to focus her studies within the social sciences.

Q and A with Alexa

Why Dartmouth?

I first fell in love with Dartmouth when I witnessed how genuinely passionate the students and alums were about the school and their personal endeavors. The enthusiasm and curiosity of the community fit what I was looking for in a college, so I always feel at home when I am on campus.

How long have you been riding and what got you interested in riding?

I have been riding since I was five. My mom also grew up with horses and currently runs our stable back home. My whole family has been very supportive in encouraging me to travel and compete during high school, and I was lucky to spend time as a working student for a great coach.

Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.

I went skydiving for my 18th birthday.

What activities are you involved in outside of Equestrian?

JustWorld International ambassador
Regional Media Intern for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association
DP2 mentor
Delta Delta Delta

What are your future plans?

I am looking to go into business but hope to keep riding throughout my life.

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