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