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Gold Nuggets' Powell chosen to All-GCAC team
March 2, 2009

     NEW ORLEANS — Brittany Powell, the leading scorer and second-leading rebounder for the Xavier University of Louisiana women's basketball team, has been chosen All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference by the league's head coaches.
     Powell, a 6-foot junior forward from Milwaukee, Wis., and a graduate of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, is averaging 11.6 points and six rebounds per game for the Gold Nuggets, who will play Tougaloo at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the GCAC Tournament at The Barn.
     Powell also leads the Nuggets with a .515 field-goal percentage, 23.2 minutes per game, 77 free throws and 108 free-throw attempts. The San Jose State transfer started 18 of 30 games and was chosen GCAC and Louisiana Player of the Week for Dec. 1-7 after scoring a career-high 25 points in a victory at Wiley.
     Powell was the only Xavier player to make the 15-member team.
     Xavier, an NAIA Division I member, was 22-8 in the regular season — reaching 20 victories for a school-record-tying eight consecutive time — and 13-5 in the GCAC to finish third out of 10 teams.
     The All-GCAC men's basketball team will be announced Tuesday.

2008-09 All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Team
Keisha Forbes, Spring Hill
Danielle Goodly, Mobile
Whitney Hollins, LSU-Shreveport
Valerie Huizar, LSU-Shreveport
Gerica Johnson, Mobile
Victoria Jones, Tougaloo
Shonte Kennedy, William Carey
Kim Lewis, William Carey
Brittany Powell, Xavier
Jazzlyn Prince, SUNO
Janai Sells, LSU-Shreveport
Trenell Smith, Loyola
Trenese Smith, Loyola
Jaelyn Stinger, Belhaven
Jira Williams, Belhaven

Player of the Year:   Trenese Smith, Loyola
Newcomer of the Year:   Valerie Huizar, LSU-Shreveport
Freshman of the Year:   Victoria Jones, Tougaloo
Coach of the Year:   Ronnie Howell, LSU-Shreveport


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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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