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New Orleanian Locure, Ewell of Detroit sign with Nuggets

Alexandria Locure

Alexandria Locure

     Simone-Alyse Ewell

Simone-Alyse Ewell

     April 13, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — Alexandria Locure of New Orleans and Simone-Alyse Ewell of Detroit are Xavier University of Louisiana's first announced women's tennis signees for the 2012-13 academic year. Both are seniors in high school.
     Locure, who attends John Curtis Christian School in suburban River Ridge, La., is a TennisRecruiting.net two-star prospect ranked ninth in Louisiana and 80th in the Gulf States region. She has won approximately 20 singles championships and one doubles title in amateur age-group tournaments.
     As a sophomore at Curtis in 2010, Locure ran the third leg
on the 1,600-meter relay team which won the district championship in outdoor track and field.
     A honor roll student multiple times at Curtis, Locure will major in pharmacy at Xavier.
     Ewell, who attends The Roeper School in Birmingham, Mich., is a TennisRecruiting.net three-star prospect ranked 12th in Michigan and 53rd in the Great Lakes region. A veteran of USTA regional and national events since age 11, Ewell won two singles matches and two doubles matches to help her Southeast Michigan team finish second in the 2011 Marian Wood Baird Cup.
     Ewell, whose career goal is to become a veterinarian, has played flute in jazz and concert bands at Roeper since fifth grade. She also won an award for a children's book she published at age 12, and she organized a Christmas 2010 drive which collected 2,000 books.
     Xavier competes in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. Coach Alan Green's Gold Nuggets qualified for the NAIA National Championship five of the previous seven seasons and won first-round dual matches at nationals all five times.


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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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