Xavier Athletics



Gold Nuggets picked to finish second in GCAC
For immediate release . . . October 4, 2007

    NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana was picked to finish second in the 2007-08 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball standings, according to a preseason coaches poll announced Thursday.
    The Gold Nuggets, who were 23-12 in 2006-07 and finished second in the GCAC regular season and tournament, received one first-place vote and 65 points. City rival Loyola, which won the regular-season and tournament championships this past season, earned eight first-place votes and 72 points.
    Xavier will travel to Loyola on Thursday, Jan. 31 and play host to the Wolfpack on Thursday, Feb. 28.
    The Nuggets will open the season on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Langston and play their home opener on Saturday, Nov. 3 against Texas College. The GCAC opener will be Thursday, Jan. 3 at Belhaven, and the GCAC home opener will be Thursday, Jan. 10 against SUNO.

Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Women's Basketball
2007-08 Preseason Coaches Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses)

No. School Points
1. Loyola (8) 72
2. Xavier (1) 65
3. Mobile 55
4. LSU-Shreveport 48
5. SUNO 44
6. William Carey 36
7. Belhaven 24
8. Spring Hill 21
9. (tie) Dillard 20
9. (tie) Tougaloo 20
NOTE: One coach did not vote.

Xavier in previous GCAC women's basketball coaches polls: 3rd in 2006-07, 1st in 2004-05, 2nd in 2003-04, 2nd in 2002-03, 1st in 1999-2000, 1st in 1993-94 (only data available).


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
Campus Box 92
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 520-7329 phone
(504) 520-7934 fax

Xavier University
Xavier Athletics

About Xavier
- Contact Us - Site Map
© 2006 Xavier University of Louisiana. All rights reserved