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MEET: Biology major and soccer player Molly Dickson’12

April 19, 2011


Molly D 1Molly Dickson, a soon-to-be-senior forward for the Beloit College women’s soccer team, has been invited to play with the USA D-3 All-Star Team in their tour of Brazil in May.

The USA D-3 Soccer All Stars invited players from across the country who were recognized as All-Region or All-Conference by their NCAA Division III conferences.  Aside from representing the USA on the pitch, the trip will also provide the group of All-Stars with educational, social, and cultural outreach opportunities within the communities they visit, and will also allow them to visit schools and historical sites throughout Brazil.

Name: Molly Dickson’12
Hometown/residence: Egg Harbor, Wis.
Major: Molecular, cellular, and integrative biology and a chemistry minor
What are a few of your favorite things? Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...but really, some of my favorite things are being with my family, living on Lake Michigan, and snowboarding. Those are a few that come to mind.
Favorite meal? Grilled salmon, roasted vegetables, and a mixed salad
Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Aron Ralston (mountain climber who had to cut off his own arm), Mia Hamm (famous women's soccer player), Kelly Clark (Olympic gold-medal snowboarder)
Who are your heroes? My grandma, Miriam Erickson. She is still so active. She travels around the world, she still skis even though she is in her mid-70s, she is very involved in the community, and she still has a lot of time to spend with her grandchildren. I hope to be as active as her when I get to be her age. She is a very amazing person.
Proudest moment? I have three proudest moments: Being valedictorian of my class, scoring three goals against a team from Sweden, and being First Team All-Midwest Conference. 
What are you most looking forward to? I'm really excited to go to Brazil and play soccer, it’s a pretty cool opportunity. I never expected that I would get the chance to do something like that.

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