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2 Georgians sign with Xavier; Callis transfers back
August 22, 2008

     NEW ORLEANS — Georgia residents Steffen Osborn of Atlanta and Sean Richardson of Ellenwood have signed scholarships to play men's tennis for Xavier University of Louisiana. Both will attend classes as freshmen on Monday, the first day of the fall semester.
     Coach Alan Green also announced that Angelina Callis has transferred back to Xavier's women's tennis team.
     Osborn teamed with Simran Hundal to win the Southern Open boys 16 doubles championship in 2006. Osborn played No. 1 singles for Westlake High School, which reached the quarterfinals of this year's Class AAAA state tournament.
     Richardson is the younger brother of Xavier men's tennis standout Terry Richardson, the 2007 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a two-time Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar and Daktronics-NAIA Sports Scholar. Sean Richardson was the boys 16 singles champion of the Athens Bulldog tournament in 2006. He helped Stockbridge High School win Georgia regional tournaments his sophomore and junior years.
     Osborn was ranked ninth in Georgia, 57th in the southeast and 190th in the United States by tennisrecruiting.net this year. Richardson was ranked 14th in Georgia, 105th in the southeast and 382nd in the United States. Both were honor-roll students in high school. Osborn will major in chemistry/pre-pharmacy at Xavier, and Richardson will major in biology/pre-medicine.
     Callis was the GCAC Newcomer of the Year as a Xavier freshman in 2007 but played this past season at South Carolina State, an NCAA Division I school. She returns to Xavier as a junior. Boston was her hometown in 2007, but she now calls Los Angeles her residence.
     Both Xavier teams were ranked among the top 20 in the final NAIA polls this past season, and in May the Gold Nuggets reached the second round of the NAIA National Championship.


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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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