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GCAC announces the addition of three new members
March 17, 2010

Story by Chuck Knight, Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Sports Information Director

     HATTIESBURG, Miss. — The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference announced Wednesday the addition of three new members for the 2010-11 athletic season. The three new members are Voorhees College, Fisk University and Edward Waters College. They join Xavier University of Louisiana, Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans and Tougaloo College for the 2010-11 season.
     Kiki Baker Barnes, president of the GCAC, had these comments: "This is great day for the GCAC. I am thrilled about the new schools that are joining us. I am looking forward to the new rivalries and increased spirit that it will bring to all of our schools. I am looking forward to expanding the conference even further in the years to come."
     Voorhees College is located in Denmark, S.C. (www.voorhees.edu), Fisk University is in Nashville, Tenn. (www.fisk.edu), and Edward Waters College is located in Jacksonville, Fla. (www.ewc.edu)

2010-11 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Membership
Edward Waters

Additional Information:
•   In September five GCAC members — Belhaven, Loyola, Mobile, Spring Hill and William Carey — announced they would join another NAIA Division I league, the Southern States Athletic Conference, for the 2010-11 academic year.
•   LSU-Shreveport announced in January that it would join another NAIA Division I league, the Red River Athletic Conference, for the 2010-11 academic year.
•   This is the 29th year of the GCAC, which first competed in 1981-82 with Belhaven, Dillard, Louisiana College, Spring Hill, Tougaloo, William Carey and Xavier as charter members.


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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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