She’s a two-time player of the year, a league’s founding member and a champion. This is how Tamecka Dixon helped guide the Kansas women to their first ever Sweet 16 appearance, and became one of the first players in the WNBA. A New Jersey native, Dixon came to Kansas in 1993. And after adjusting to the college game as a freshman, her career took off. She averaged double figures as a sophomore before leading Kansas to back-to-back conference titles in the Big Eight and Big 12. As luck would have it, the end of her time as a Jayhawk coincided with the birth of the WNBA, where she would become a three-time All-Star, winning two championships with the Los Angeles Sparks as part of a 13-year professional career.