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Six from Xavier are Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars
For immediate release . . . May 10, 2007

NEW ORLEANS — Six Xavier University of Louisiana student-athletes have been honored as Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars for their athletic and academic accomplishments. The recipients are:

• Thomas Fugate, men's tennis first team, senior biology and premedicine major from Fairport, N.Y. (Fairport High School)

• Sheronda Nash, women's basketball first team, senior engineering major from Montgomery, Ala. (Booker T. Washington High School)

• Terry Richardson, men's tennis second team, junior biology and premedicine major from Ellenwood, Ga. (Stockbridge High School)

• Kelechi Okoroha, men's basketball third team, junior biology and premedicine major from Missouri City, Texas (Dulles High School).

• Alexandra Broussard, women's tennis fourth team, sophomore psychology and premedicine major from Columbus, Ohio (Bishop Watterson High School).

• Vyaisha Moss, women's basketball fourth team, senior computer science major from Baton Rouge, La. (Christian Life Academy)

In 2005 Nash was a first-team selection, and Fugate made the second team. Xavier did not compete in 2005-06 because of the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

The awards are given to student-athletes of color who have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale through the fall 2006 semester. The student-athletes must have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution, must be an active member of an intercollegiate team during the 2006-07 academic year, and must have a record of service to the campus or community.


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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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