Cleaves is an honorable-mention All-American again
March 26, 2008
NEW ORLEANS — For the second consecutive season, Xavier University of Louisiana
guard Jarryn Cleaves earned honorable mention on the NAIA Division I
Women's Basketball All-America team.
Cleaves, a 5-foot-8 senior from Memphis, Tenn., and a 2003 graduate of East
High School, averaged 14.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 3.3 steals this
season. She helped the Gold Nuggets go 27-7, win the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Tournament and qualify for the NAIA national tourney for a school-record seventh
consecutive time. This season she ranked eighth in Division I in steals per game,
23rd in 3-pointers made per game (2.4) and 47th in scoring.
Cleaves, a pharmacy major, is Xavier's career leader in games played (136),
3-point field goals (283), 3-point field-goal percentage (.357) and 3-point
field-goal attempts (793). She is second in free-throw percentage (.756) and
fifth in points (1,745).
She is the fourth Gold Nugget to earn multiple All-America recognition, joining
Gwendolyn Brule (second team in 1980-81, honorable mention in 1981-82), Henrietta
Mitchell (first-team WBCA/Kodak All-America in 1988-89 and 1989-90) and Cassee Davis
(third team in 1995-96, first team in 1997-98).