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Xavier finishes third again in GCAC all-sports standings
June 29, 2009

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana again placed third out of 10 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference schools in competition for the Thomas Howell Cup, the league's all-sports award.
     The cup, named for the GCAC commissioner, is awarded to the school with the highest number of points based on the order of finish in GCAC-sponsored sports. Additional points are awarded to schools participating in NAIA-sanctioned sports in which there is no GCAC competition.
     It's the fourth consecutive time that Xavier finished third in the standings, and it's the university's fifth consecutive top-three finish. Xavier scored 34 points as a result of four first-place finishes (men's cross country, women's cross country, men's tennis regular season, women's tennis regular season), a third-place finish (women's basketball regular season) and a tie for fourth (men's basketball regular season). Mobile scored 42 points to win the Thomas Howell Cup for the fifth consecutive time and a GCAC-record 18th time overall. Belhaven was second with 36 points.
     Xavier has won 17 GCAC team championships and earned 12 berths in NAIA national championships during its past four seasons.

    
Thomas Howell Cup
2008-09 Standings

No. School Points
1. Mobile 42
2. Belhaven 36
3. Xavier 34
4. Spring Hill 33
5. Loyola 31
6. William Carey 29
7. LSU-Shreveport 24
8. Tougaloo 18
9. Dillard 8
10. SUNO 7
Thomas Howell Cup winners

School Year Cup Winner Points XU Finish XU Points
2008-09 Mobile 42 3rd 34
2007-08 Mobile 56 3rd 37
2006-07 Mobile 43 3rd 37
2005-06 No cup awarded because of Hurricane Katrina
2004-05 Mobile 47 3rd 40
2003-04 Mobile 51 2nd 48
2002-03 Spring Hill      
2001-02 Spring Hill      
2000-01 Mobile      
1999-2000 Spring Hill      
1998-99 Mobile      
1997-98 Mobile      
1996-97 Mobile      
1995-96 Mobile      
1994-95 Mobile      
1993-94 Mobile      
1992-93 Mobile      
1991-92 Mobile      
1990-91 Mobile      
1989-90 Mobile      
1988-89 Mobile      
1987-88 Mobile      
1985-86 Louisiana College, William Carey      

 

 
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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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