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Simmons, Hall double up to collect GCAC weekly awards

Anthony Simmons

Anthony Simmons

     Keldra Hall

Keldra Hall

     December 9, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Anthony Simmons and Keldra Hall swept the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week basketball awards for Nov. 29-Dec. 5. They recorded a combined three double-doubles during the week.
     Simmons, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward from Rochester, N.Y., and a graduate of Allendale Columbia School, had career-highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds in a 70-63 home victory against Talladega. Hall, a 6-foot junior center from Dallas and a graduate of Molina High School and Angelina College, averaged 11.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games. Hall had 10 points and 11 rebounds in a

home victory against LSU-Shreveport and 16 points and 11 rebounds in a victory at Florida Memorial. The 11 rebounds match her career best.
     Simmons is averaging 11.2 points and a team-best seven rebounds in nine games this season. Hall is averaging eight points and a team-leading seven rebounds in 12 games.
     This is the first time this season that a Gold Rush player won the GCAC award. It's the second straight week that Hall won the women's award and the fourth time in six weeks that the Gold Nuggets earned the honor. Senior forward/guard Christina Warren was chosen for Oct. 25-31, and junior guard Jasmine Grant was chosen for Nov. 15-21.
     The next XU men's game will start at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at William Carey. The next XU women's game will start at 7 p.m. EST Dec. 16 at Webber International. The Gold Rush are 10-0 and ranked 10th in NAIA Division I, and the Gold Nuggets are 10-2 and ranked 17th.


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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 teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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