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XU's Richardson makes Academic All-District first team
May 21, 2009

Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson
          NEW ORLEANS — Terry Richardson, a senior on the Xavier University of Louisiana men's tennis team, has been chosen to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 at-large first team in the college division.
     Richardson, from Ellenwood, Ga., and Stockbridge High School, qualified academically with a 3.56 grade-point average. He is the second Xavier male athlete this year to make an Academic All-District team. Kelechi Okoroha was a second-team selection in basketball.
     This is the latest in a slew of honors this spring for Richardson, who was Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons, a second-team NAIA All-American and the NAIA South region winner of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship.
     District 6 comprises schools from six states: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, New
Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. There are eight districts nationwide, and teams represent the university division (NCAA Division I members) or the college division (everyone else, including Xavier). Nominees must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale). They also must have completed at least one full calendar year at their current institution and reached sophomore athletic eligibility. First-team all-district members advance to the Academic All-America ballot.
     Checks of multiple sources produced no Xavier representatives before this year on Academic All-District or Academic All-America teams, which are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
     Richardson is the only male from the GCAC or an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to make an at-large Academic All-District team this year and one of six from the NAIA.
     Xavier was 17-7 this season. Coach Alan Green's Gold Rush set a school record for season victories, won the GCAC Tournament for the fourth straight time in five seasons and reached the second round of the NAIA National Championship in its first appearance.

2008-09 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Men's At-Large
College Division District 6 Team
Name School Yr. Hometown GPA and Major
Ben Bench Oklahoma City Jr. Oklahoma City, Okla. 3.98 Biomedical Sciences
Alex Maurer St. Mary's (Texas) Jr. St. Louis, Mo. 3.82 International Business
Collin Mayer St. Edward's Jr. Houston, Texas 4.00 Finance
Cody Fuller Texas Lutheran Sr. Cedar Park, Texas 3.83 Business Administration
Scott Crichton Western New Mexico Jr. Dalgety Bay, Scotland 3.93 Biology
Nick Kreines Texas-Tyler Jr. Houston, Texas 3.96 Business
John (Jack) Crowley Southern Arkansas Sr. Dryden, Mich. 3.83 Business Administration-Finance
Terry Richardson Xavier Sr. Ellenwood, Ga. 3.56 Biology/Premedicine
Robert Sajovich Texas-Tyler So. Austin, Texas 3.86 Finance
Vitas Van Dijk St, Mary's (Texas) Jr. Paramaribo, Suriname 3.85 Mathematics
Taylor Wallner Arkansas Tech Sr. Fayetteville, Ark. 3.47 History, Political Science


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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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