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« on: November 30, 2019, 11:16:55 AM »
Talladega beat NAIA No. 1 Freed-Hardeman 77-68 Friday.
Has an HBCU women's basketball team ever defeated the No. 1 team in NCAA Division II?
« on: November 12, 2019, 03:15:34 PM »
It happened last week in a consolation round of the ITA National Fall Championships at Newport Beach, Calif. The UCLA team was ranked 37th in NCAA Division I.https://xulagold.com/news/2019/11/7/wtenn-ita-nationals-02.aspx
When the ITA NAIA preseason rankings are announced in a few weeks, expect Xavier's Angela Charles-Alfred and Lailaa Bashir to be No. 1. They've had a great fall season.
« on: April 19, 2018, 12:36:50 PM »
Xavier women's tennis won 5-3 Sunday at West Florida, the second-ranked team in NCAA Division II. Xavier is ranked fourth in the NAIA and will enter nationals in mid-May with a 14-dual win streak.
« on: January 09, 2017, 02:00:56 PM »
No love for our HBCU family, JBROB?
More 20-point men's basketball scorers (4) in the GCAC at this point than in the other HBCU leagues combined (2).
# Name Team Yr G FGM 3PM FTM Pts Pts/G
1 Washington, Jordan Talladega (Ala.) SR 17 123 47 112 405 23.82
2 Wallace, Christopher Tougaloo (Miss.) JR 11 78 41 61 258 23.46
3 Austin, Demetric Dillard (La.) SR 13 94 18 82 288 22.15
4 Smith, Andravious Tougaloo (Miss.) SR 12 88 8 76 260 21.67
5 Ward, Christopher Philander Smith (Ark.) 11 71 10 46 198 18.00
6 Hightower, Dennis Dillard (La.) SR 13 63 20 25 171 13.15
7 Daniels, Marcel SUNO (La.) JR 11 52 14 25 143 13.00
8 Thomas, Montrey Dillard (La.) SO 13 56 16 39 167 12.85
9 Jackson, Dominic Talladega (Ala.) SR 15 64 44 13 185 12.33
10 David, Jalen Xavier (La.) JR 15 64 7 45 180 12.00
« on: July 01, 2016, 04:11:48 AM »
If you're in New Orleans Tuesday, please join us at 1:30 p.m. for the introductory news conference.
« on: May 21, 2016, 03:08:16 AM »
1 p.m. Saturday vs. two-time defending champion Georgia Gwinnett at Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala. Free admission.
I'll be there with the big straw hat and long-sleeved shirt. Stop by and say hello.
« on: April 22, 2016, 03:52:29 AM »
Search begins for next XU Head Men's Basketball Coach
Details (how to apply): http://goo.gl/MPNI62
« on: July 29, 2015, 11:47:53 AM »
On July 29, 1940 — 75 years ago today and nearly seven years before Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player in the modern era of Major League Baseball — Jimmie McDaniel of Xavier University of Louisiana played Grand Slam winner Don Budge in New York City in what has been called the first important interracial tennis match. Budge won the exhibition, played before approximately 2,000 spectators at Harlem's Cosmopolitan Tennis Club, 6-1, 6-2 but praised McDaniel's skills afterward. The United States Tennis Association website calls McDaniel the greatest black player of the pre-war (World War II) era.
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:47:40 PM »
Xavier has two victories this season against the top-ranked NAIA team -- Auburn Montgomery on March 9 and Georgia Gwinnett on Saturday. Now the Gold Nuggets ascend to the top for the second consecutive season. They are Xavier's only team ever to earn No. 1 in an NAIA coaches poll.http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=209484089
« on: April 28, 2014, 10:50:17 AM »
I prepared this list for our new AD for our awards banquet last night. Now I share it with you.
XU athletics highlights of 2013-14 (through April 27, 2014)
Conference/group championships won
* 2 women's volleyball (regular season, tournament . . . 3rd year in a row for each)
* 1 women's cross country . . . 8th in a row
* 1 men's cross country . . . 8th in a row
* 1 men's basketball (regular season) . . . 3rd in a row
* 1 women's basketball (tournament) . . . 4th in 5 years
* 1 women's track and field . . . 2nd in a row, 3rd in 4 years
* 1 women's tennis . . . 3rd in a row, 10th in 12 seasons
(every women's team won a championship this season)
(no title for men's tennis -- but that program still can claim 8 titles in the last 9 seasons)
Teams which qualified for NAIA national tournaments
* Women's volleyball -- 3rd straight year
* Women's basketball -- 5th straight year, 18th time in the last 20 seasons
* Men's basketball -- 4th straight year, 8th time in 10 seasons
* Women's tennis -- 3rd straight year, 8th time in 10 seasons
* Men's tennis -- expecting an at-large bid next month which would result in a 6th straight trip to nationals
* Plus individual national qualifiers in men's and women's cross country and women's track and field
NAIA National rankings
* 2nd women's tennis
* 10th men's tennis
* 16th men's basketball (highest final rank in 13 years)
* 17th women's track and field
* 19th women's basketball
* Men's tennis 56 consecutive times in top 25 . . . 26 consecutive times in top 10
* Men's basketball 37 consecutive times in top 25 (and 50 of the last 51 polls)
* Women's tennis 18 consecutive times in top 25 . . . 13 consecutive times in top 10
* Women's volleyball 20 in a row overall . . . 11 straight on the road . . . 43 straight against conference opponents, including 11 in the tournament
* Women's basketball 8 in a row
* Simone-Alyse Ewell, women's tennis -- 16 consecutive doubles victories
* Nour Abbes, women's tennis -- 14-0 in singles this year
* Devinn Rolland, women's track and field -- third straight year she won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the long jump at the conference meet
Some memorable victories
* Women's tennis -- 2 against the NAIA's No. 1 team . . . the first was on the road against 3-time defending champion Auburn Montgomery on March 9, the other occurred Saturday at home against Georgia Gwinnett in the unaffiliated group championship match
* Women's basketball -- defeated Westmont to become the first team in the history of the NAIA Division I women's tournament to eliminate the defending national champion in the opening round
* Men's basketball
# rallied from 16 down to beat top-10 William Carey in overtime
# two weeks later, at Spring Hill, Dannton Jackson became the Gold Rush leader in career victories . . . His next victory will be his 250th at Xavier
* Women's volleyball -- 0-11 all-time against city rival Loyola before the season started but was 3-0 against the Wolf Pack in 2013
* Men's tennis beat an NCAA Division I city rival, the University of New Orleans, for the third consecutive year
Conference Coach of the Year
* Joseph Moses, men's cross country -- 8th straight year
* Joseph Moses, women's cross country -- 5th straight year, 7 of the last 8 years
* Dannton Jackson, men's basketball -- 3rd straight year, a GCAC record in that sport
A few firsts
* Catherine Fakler: first XU women's cross country runner to be voted Louisiana Runner of the Year
* Kwame Jackson: first from the Gold Rush to be named All-Louisiana twice in cross country
* Taylor Reuther: first XU women's volleyball player to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career
* First XU women's volleyball team to not lose a home match -- 9-0
* In men's basketball, Morris Wright became the first to lead the Gold Rush in scoring, assists, steals and 3-point accuracy in the same season
* The doubles team of Kourtney Howell and Brion Flowers became the first from XU's women's tennis program to qualify for the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships
* Dannton Jackson: LABC Small Colleges Coach of the Year for the first time; he'll be honored May 3 in Baton Rouge
* Joseph Moses: first to be named Louisiana Coach of the Year in men's cross country four times
A few "onlys"
* For the second straight year, XU was the only Louisiana university with Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars ... XU had five of them
* In basketball, Whitney Gathright was the only Louisiana collegiate female this season with 40 made 3-pointers, 100 made free throws, 100 rebounds and 100 assists
* Xavier and Montana Tech are the only NAIA members to score at least 90 points each of the last three years on the NAIA Champions of Character scorecard