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Xavier SID wins 3rd straight NAIA feature-writing award

June 20, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Ed Cassiere received first place for features for the third consecutive year in the NAIA's Dr. W. Jack Bell Writing Contest.
     Cassiere's winning story, published Dec. 19, profiled XU women's volleyball coach Christabell Hamilton and her transition from coaching to motherhood. Hamilton resigned at Xavier after two stellar seasons (2011-12) and moved to Texas to be with her husband, who changed jobs.
     Another feature, about women's basketball guard SiMon Franklin and her academic comeback, placed ninth. In the season preview/review category, Cassiere tied for second for his preview of the 2012 women's volleyball season.
     Cassiere — who in July will begin his eighth year at Xavier — has received 16 NAIA writing awards the past five years, including four firsts, four seconds and three thirds.
     Ed Cassiere

Ed Cassiere


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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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