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Nuggets' hot-hitting Kirk is GCAC Player of the Week

Moira Kirk

Moira Kirk

     October 31, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana freshman Moira Kirk is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in women's volleyball for Oct. 24-30.
     Kirk, a 5-foot-9 middle blocker from Dallas and a graduate of Bishop Lynch High School, hit .452 in 93 attacks during a 3-0 week, had her two highest kill totals of the season and led Xavier on Saturday to a four-set victory at SUNO which clinched the Gold Nuggets' first GCAC regular-season championship in four seasons of intercollegiate competition.
     Kirk, who also attended First Baptist Academy in Dallas, had 12 kills, seven digs, two blocks and hit .526 Tuesday in a four-set victory at the University of New Orleans. She had a career-best 23 kills and hit .364 in a five-set home victory against Faulkner on Friday, and she had 18 kills, five blocks and hit .533 against SUNO.
     This is the first GCAC weekly award for Kirk and the fourth for the Gold Nuggets this season. Another freshman, Taylor Reuther, won the award three times.
     Xavier (18-6 overall, 9-0 GCAC) will play city and GCAC rival Dillard at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Barn in the final regular-season match, then compete in the GCAC Tournament at Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 10-12 as the No. 1 seed. The tournament winner will receive an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship.


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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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