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Powell is honorable-mention All-Louisiana
April 11, 2009

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana women's basketball standout Brittany Powell received her third postseason honor late Friday when she earned honorable mention on the All-Louisiana team.
     A 6-foot forward from Milwaukee, Wis., and Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Powell averaged 11.8 points and 6.1 rebounds in 2008-09, her first season with Xavier. She was NAIA Division I All-America honorable mention, All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, GCAC Player of the Week and Louisiana Player of the Week.
     Powell was the only double-figure scorer on a 23-9 team that finished third in the GCAC. She also led the team in minutes (23.6 per game), field-goal percentage (.507) and free throws made (84).
     Powell is the third player in Bo Browder's 10 seasons as Xavier head coach to make the All-Louisiana team or receive honorable mention. Kim Simpkins was honorable mention in 1998-99, and Jarryn Cleaves made the third team in 2004-05, 2006-07 and 2007-08.
     A Louisiana Sports Writers Association panel selected the All-Louisiana team. All players from four-year universities in the state are eligible.

2008-09 LSWA All-Louisiana Women's Basketball Team

First Team:   Allison Hightower, LSU; Shanavia Dowdell, Louisiana Tech; Kristy Carlin, Southeastern Louisiana; Adrienne Johnson, Louisiana Tech; Shanté Perry, McNeese State.

Second Team:   Trenese Smith, Loyola; Tillisha Givens, Louisiana College; Jada Frazier, New Orleans; LaSondra Barrett, LSU; Alexis Green, Louisiana-Lafayette.

Third Team:   Demetria White, Northwestern State; Deidra Jackson, Southern; Ashley Langford, Tulane; Valerie Huizar, LSU-Shreveport; Lottie Moore, Louisiana-Monroe.

Player of the Year:   Allison Hightower, LSU
Newcomer of the Year:   Alexis Green, Louisiana-Lafayette
Freshman of the Year:   LaSondra Barrett, LSU
Coach of the Year:   Ronnie Howell, LSU-Shreveport

Honorable Mention:   Brittany Powell, Xavier; Trenell Smith, Loyola; Brett Benzio, Tulane; Whitney Jones, Louisiana Tech; Rachele Dobbins, Grambling.

Xavier's All-Louisiana Women's Basketball Players
1981-82:   Gwendolyn Brule (second team); Deborah David (honorable mention)
1986-87:   Demetria Lang (second team)
1989-90:   Henrietta Mitchell (third team)
1991-92:   Sherlett Hendy (third team)
1992-93:   Yasontas Burton (honorable mention); Sherlett Hendy (honorable mention)
1994-95:   Antasha Jones (honorable mention)
1995-96:   Cassee Davis (third team)
1997-98:   Cassee Davis (second team)
1998-99:   Kim Simpkins (honorable mention)
2004-05:   Jarryn Cleaves (third team)
2006-07:   Jarryn Cleaves (third team)
2007-08:   Jarryn Cleaves (third team)
2008-09:   Brittany Powell (honorable mention)


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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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