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XU's Kenner receives $2,000 Pattison Family Scholarship

Jamaan Kenner

Jamaan Kenner

     April 9, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Jamaan Kenner is one of five NAIA men's basketball student-athletes to receive a $2,000 Pattison Champions of Character Scholarship for the 2011-12 season.
     Kenner — 6-foot-4 senior guard from LaPlace, La., and a graduate of East St. John High School — also was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete for the second consecutive season.
     Each of the 32 teams that qualified for the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I National Championship nominated a player who best represents the five core values of the Champions of Character program: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship. Those student-athletes then were automatically considered for the Pattison scholarship.
     The other scholarship recipients are Jake Greene of LSU-Shreveport, Maurice Rutherford of Rogers State, Brice Sharp of Lee (Tenn.) and Mico Sjekloca of Life.
     This is the eighth year that longtime NAIA supporters Dr. Phil and Mary Pattison have awarded these scholarships. Xavier's Michael Varnado was a scholarship recipient in the 2004-05 season.
     Minimum qualifications for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete are junior academic status and a cumulative 3.5 grade-point average.
     Kenner is a biology/pre-medical major with a 3.62 GPA and will graduate from Xavier on May 12. He has been accepted into the School of Medicine of LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport and Meharry Medical College of Nashville, Tenn.
     Kenner, a four-year letterman, averaged 5.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 30 games and made 37-of-98 3-pointers this past season. The Gold Rush finished 23-9, earned a share of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championship and were 24th in the NAIA postseason 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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