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Cleaves earns NAIA All-America honorable mention

For immediate release . . . March 20, 2007

NEW ORLEANS — Jarryn Cleaves, a junior on the Xavier University of Louisiana women's basketball team, earned honorable mention on the NAIA Division I All-America team announced Tuesday.

Cleaves, a 5-foot-8 guard from Memphis, Tenn., and a 2003 graduate of East High School, led Xavier with a 14.1 scoring average, set a school season record with 88 3-pointers and helped the Gold Nuggets (23-12) reach the NAIA National Tournament for the 12th time in their past 13 seasons. She was one of three NAIA Division I players to reach 80 3-pointers, 60 assists and 70 steals this season — the others were Jessica Richter of Vanguard (Calif.), the Division I Player of the Year, and Hilary Disch of Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), who earned honorable mention.

Cleaves is a three-time All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference selection. She has 1,258 career points, and Xavier is 79-23 during her tenure.

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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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