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Xavier's Keldra Hall, left, and Jazmoné Kelly

Keldra Hall, left, and Jazmoné Kelly are among five seniors on the 2011-12 Xavier women's basketball team.

Preseason All-GCAC team includes Xavier's Hall, Kelly
October 19, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Seniors Keldra Hall and Jazmoné Kelly are Xavier University of Louisiana's representatives on the preseason All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball team announced Wednesday.
     GCAC head coaches selected the team, which consists of 10 players. Xavier and Tougaloo are the only schools with two players on the team.
     Hall, a 6-foot center from Dallas and a graduate of Molina High School and Angelina College, averaged 8.2 points and a team-leading 7.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots per game this past season. Her 108 rebounds were the most by a Gold Nugget in four seasons.
     Kelly, a 5-9 guard/forward and a graduate of Cincinnati's Ursuline Academy, averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds and became the first Gold Nugget since Jackie Tucker in 2003-04 to reach 60 offensive rebounds, 60 assists and 60 steals in the same season
     Both Hall and Kelly were All-GCAC in 2010-11, and Hall was the GCAC Newcomer of the Year.
     Xavier, 27-7 in 2010-11, will travel to LSU for an exhibition on Nov. 2, then open the regular season two days later against Florida Memorial at The Barn. Both games will tip off at 7 p.m.

2011-12 Preseason
All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Women's Basketball Team

Christine Conners, SUNO
5-9 senior forward

Portia Craft, Tougaloo
5-5 sophomore guard, McComb, Miss.

Keldra Hall, Xavier
6-0 senior center, Dallas, Texas

Myisha Johnson, Philander Smith
5-10 sophomore guard/forward, Little Rock, Ark.

Victoria Jones, Tougaloo
5-10 senior forward, Saginaw, Mich.

Jazmoné Kelly, Xavier
5-9 senior guard/forward, Cincinnati, Ohio

Ariel Mitchell, Dillard
5-7 senior guard, St. James, La.

Ebony Presha, Edward Waters
5-11 senior forward, Jacksonville, Fla.

Ebony Richardson, Talladega
5-4 senior guard, Oakland, Calif.

Raona Stowers, Fisk
5-5 senior guard, Macon, Miss.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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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