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Cleaves, Turnbull are preseason All-GCAC
For immediate release . . . October 22, 2007

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana seniors Jarryn Cleaves and Erica Turnbull have been chosen to the preseason All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball team by the league's head coaches.

Cleaves, a 5-foot-8 guard from Memphis, Tenn., and East High School, led the Gold Nuggets with a 14.1 scoring average in 2006-07 and was one of three in NAIA Division I to reach 80 3-pointers, 60 assists and 70 steals. She is a three-time All-GCAC selection and was an NAIA honorable-mention All-American as a junior.

Turnbull, a 6-foot forward/center from Baltimore, Md., and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, averaged 12.2 points this past season and led the Nuggets with 7.7 rebounds per game and a .529 field-goal percentage.

Xavier, 23-12 in 2006-07, will open its regular season Nov. 1 at Langston.

The preseason All-GCAC team:

Name
School
Position
Height
Class
Hometown
Kristen Blackledge
William Carey
Forward
6-1
Junior
Laurel, Miss.
Angela Bounds
Mobile
Guard
5-6
Senior
Pearl River, La.
Jarryn Cleaves
Xavier
Guard
5-8
Senior
Memphis, Tenn.
Keisha Forbes
Spring Hill
Forward
5-10
Junior
Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Samantha Kirkwood
Belhaven
Forward
5-9
Senior
Pride, La.
Edie Leonards
LSU-Shreveport
Guard
5-7
Senior
Hackberry, La.
Erica McElroy
Tougaloo
Forward
5-11
Senior
Canton, Miss.
Sandra Nweke
Dillard
Forward
6-1
Junior
Houston, Texas
Kiely Schork
Loyola
Guard
5-3
Senior
Burlingame, Calif.
Trenese Smith
Loyola
Guard/Forward
5-8
Sophomore
LaPlace, La.
Erica Turnbull
Xavier
Forward/Center
6-0
Senior
Baltimore, Md.

 

 
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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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