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Howell is GCAC Player of Week again; Huggins gets first

Kourtney Howell

Kourtney Howell
April 17, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Kourtney Howell is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in women's tennis for April 9-15. XU's Corey Huggins won the GCAC men's tennis honor.
     It's the third GCAC award of 2012 for Howell — she's the first to win that many in a season in women's tennis since XU's Anastesia Opata in 2009 — and her second in a row. Huggins is a first-time recipient and the fifth Gold Rush player to win it this year.

     Howell, a sophomore from Cypress, Texas, and a graduate of Cypress Woods High School, was 1-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles this past week in the Gold Nuggets' 9-0 victory at Tougaloo and 4-1 loss at Alcorn State.
     Huggins, a junior from Brooklyn, N.Y., and a graduate of Bedford Stuyvesant High School and Seminole State (Okla.) College, was 2-1 in singles and 3-0 in doubles, with two of the doubles victories against Tulane and Alcorn State of NCAA Division I. Huggins clinched the Gold Rush's 4-0 victory against

Corey Huggins

Corey Huggins

Alcorn State with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) singles decision against Maxim Tkachenko.
     Both XU teams will compete April 27-28 in an NAIA unaffiliated group qualifying tournament at Norcross, Ga.


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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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