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XU's Iles, Hall earn NAIA All-America honorable mention

Chris Iles

Chris Iles


     Keldra Hall

Keldra Hall


     March 21, 2012


     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana basketball players Chris Iles and Keldra Hall received honorable mention on the NAIA Division I All-America teams announced Wednesday.
     Iles, a 5-foot-11 senior point guard from Houston and a graduate of Alief Hastings High School, led the Gold Rush with 9.9 points per game, 4.0 assists per game, 55 made 3-pointers and a .433 3-point field-goal percentage. He ranked 14th in NAIA Division I in 3-point field-goal accuracy, and his percentage is the fifth best in a season in Xavier history.

     Hall, a 6-foot senior center from Dallas and a graduate of Angelina College and Molina High School, averaged 9.7 points and 6.0 rebounds for the Gold Nuggets and had a team-leading .504 field-goal percentage and 22 blocked shots. She had three consecutive double-doubles over five days, all on the road in early January, and amassed 54 points and 44 rebounds in just 60 minutes. Her 17 rebounds in a 60-59 victory at then-NAIA No. 18 Shorter were the most in a game by an XU female since the start of the 2003-04 season.
     The XU men finished 23-9, shared the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championship, qualified for the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I National Championship and ranked 21st in the coaches poll of March 7. The XU women finished 26-9, won GCAC regular-season and tournament championships, reached the national tournament and ranked 18th in the coaches poll.


 

 
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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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