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Xavier is third again in GCAC all-sports competition
June 24, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — For the third consecutive time, Xavier University of Louisiana finished third out of 10 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference schools in competition for the Thomas Howell Cup, the league's all-sports award.

The cup, named for the GCAC commissioner, is awarded to the school with the highest number of points based on the order of finish in GCAC-sponsored sports. Additional points are awarded to schools participating in NAIA-sanctioned sports in which there is no GCAC competition.

Xavier scored 37 points as a result of four first-place finishes (men's cross country, women's cross country, men's tennis regular season, women's tennis regular season), a second-place finish (women's basketball regular season, women's tennis) and a third (men's basketball regular season). Mobile scored 56 points to win the Thomas Howell Cup for the fourth time in a row and a GCAC-record 17th time overall. Spring Hill was second with 45 points.

Xavier has won 13 GCAC team championships and earned eight berths in NAIA national tournaments during its past three seasons.

Thomas Howell Cup
2007-08 Standings

No. School Points
1. Mobile 56
2. Spring Hill 45
3. Xavier 37
4. Belhaven 33
5. William Carey 27
6. Loyola 26
7. LSU-Shreveport 24
8. Tougaloo 13
9. SUNO 6
10. Dillard 4
Thomas Howell Cup winners

School Year Cup Winner Points XU Finish XU Points
2007-08 Mobile 56 3rd 37
2006-07 Mobile 43 3rd 37
2005-06 No cup awarded because of Hurricane Katrina
2004-05 Mobile 47 3rd 40
2003-04 Mobile 51 2nd 48
2002-03 Spring Hill      
2001-02 Spring Hill      
2000-01 Mobile      
1999-2000 Spring Hill      
1998-99 Mobile      
1997-98 Mobile      
1996-97 Mobile      
1995-96 Mobile      
1994-95 Mobile      
1993-94 Mobile      
1992-93 Mobile      
1991-92 Mobile      
1990-91 Mobile      
1989-90 Mobile      
1988-89 Mobile      
1987-88 Mobile      
1985-86 Louisiana College, William Carey      


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.

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