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Franklin receives NAIA All-America honorable mention

March 20, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — For the seventh consecutive season, Xavier University of Louisiana has an honorable-mention selection on the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball All-America Team. This time it's SiMon Franklin, the Gold Nuggets' only senior in 2012-13.
     Franklin — a 5-foot-7 guard from Baton Rouge, La., and a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy — led Xavier with 10.7 points, 2.4 steals and 24.9 minutes per game this season. Franklin also averaged three rebounds and two assists.
     Franklin is one of nine Gold Nuggets to reach 1,000 points, 300 rebounds and 200 steals in a career. She was a four-year starter and ranks 17th all-time at Xavier with 1,136 points.
     Also earning recognition from the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference were SUNO senior guard April Perry on the second team and Tougaloo junior guard Portia Craft, Tougaloo junior forward Chasity Kearney, SUNO junior center Sabrina Scott and Dillard senior forward Jazzmin Smith with honorable mention.
     Coach Bo Browder's Gold Nuggets were 24-6 this season, won the GCAC regular-season championship for the third consecutive year and qualified for the NAIA Division I National Championship for the fourth consecutive season.

    
Xavier Gold Nuggets NAIA All-Americans
SiMon Franklin

SiMon Franklin
First Team
1986-87 — Demetria Lang (WBCA/Kodak team)
1988-89 — Henrietta Mitchell (WBCA/Kodak team)
1989-90 — Henrietta Mitchell (WBCA/Kodak team)
1997-98 — Cassee Davis

Second Team
1980-81 — Gwendolyn Brule
2003-04 — Jackie Tucker

Third Team
1995-96 — Cassee Davis

Honorable Mention
1981-82 — Gwendolyn Brule
2001-02 — Alisheian Graham
2006-07 — Jarryn Cleaves
2007-08 — Jarryn Cleaves
2008-09 — Brittany Powell
2009-10 — Brittany Powell
2010-11 — Christina Warren
2011-12 — Keldra Hall
2012-13 — SiMon Franklin


 

 
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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, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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