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XU adds South Carolina standout and another Reuther

Destiny Jackson

Destiny Jackson
     Emily Reuther

Emily Reuther
     June 12, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana has added Destiny Jackson of Gaston, S.C., and Emily Reuther of Metairie, La., to its women's volleyball roster for the 2013 season. Jackson signed an athletic scholarship with XU, and Reuther received an academic scholarship. They are the first signees of Hannah Lawing, who was promoted to head coach in December.
     Both Jackson and Reuther play libero and defensive specialist, and both will be pre-pharmacy majors at Xavier.
     Jackson, who is 5-feet-4, was a Coaches Association for Women's Sports Class AAA All-State selection in 2012 while
competing for Airport High School in West Columbia, S.C. She was a two-year starter and helped the Lady Eagles reach the state semifinals in 2012.
     Reuther, 5-2, helped St. Mary's Dominican High School in New Orleans reach the Division I (Class 5A) state semifinals in 2011 and 2012. As a senior she led Dominican with 53 aces was second with 203 digs. As a junior she ranked second on her team with 37 aces and 189 digs.
     Reuther's sister Taylor is an XU outside hitter and was a third-team Capital One Academic All-American as a sophomore in 2012.
     Xavier was 22-8 in 2012, won Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships and qualified for the NAIA National Championship. The 2013 season will begin in late August.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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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