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XU increases GCAC weekly award total for spring to 28

April 16, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Devinn Rolland, Kyle Montrel and Brion Flowers are Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Athletes/Performers of the Week for April 8-14. That increases XU's 2013 total of GCAC weekly awards in spring sports to 28.
     Rolland collected her third award of the season in women's outdoor track. Montrel earned his fourth men's tennis honor and second in a row, and Flowers received her first women's tennis award.
     Devinn Rolland

Devinn Rolland
     Kyle Montrel

Kyle Montrel
     Brion Flowers

Brion Flowers
     Rolland, a sophomore from Harvey, La., and a graduate of Cabrini High School in New Orleans, repeated as champion in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the long jump in the GCAC Championships on Saturday. She met NAIA A-qualifying standards in the 100, 200, 400 relay and the long jump and broke her meet record in the long jump. Her 34 points helped the Gold Nuggets win the team championship for the second time in three years. Tramaine Shannon, Chartia Hurt and SiMon Franklin were Rolland's teammates on the 400 relay.
     Montrel, a freshman from Atlanta and a graduate of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, set a GCAC men's tennis record for most weekly awards in a season. Montrel clinched the Gold Rush's 4-3 victory at NCAA Division I Jackson State on Sunday with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 decision over Jose Luque at No. 3 singles. He and Loic Didavi defeated Camilo Patino and Hernan Geria 8-2 at No. 1 doubles.
     Flowers, a freshman from Lafayette, La., and a graduate of St. Thomas More High School, helped the Gold Nuggets win 5-2 Sunday at Jackson State. Flowers clinched the dual with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-0) decision against Harshini Reddy at No. 2 singles, and she teamed with Kourtney Howell for an 8-5 victory against Reddy and Kesica Jayapalan at No. 1 doubles.
     Both XU tennis teams will compete Friday and Saturday in an NAIA unaffiliated group qualifying tournament at Jonesboro, Ga. Next for XU track and field will be the LSU Alumni Gold meet on Saturday at Baton Rouge, La.


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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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