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Echebelem earns XU's 4th GCAC player award this year

Chinedu Echebelem

Chinedu Echebelem
     October 22, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Chinedu Echebelem is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in women's volleyball for Oct. 14-20.
     The Gold Nuggets have won this award four times this season. This is the second time that Echebelem has been honored; the other was in the opening week of 2012.
     Echebelem, a 5-foot-6 outside hitter from Dallas and a graduate of Duncanville High School, hit .325 with 29 kills, 33 digs and three aces produced a pair of kill-dig double-doubles during the Gold Nuggets' 3-0 week. She had 11 kills, 12 digs, an ace and two blocks to help Xavier defeat Mobile and break a school record for consecutive victories. Echebelem had eight kills, eight digs and hit .400 against Avila and 10 kills, 13 digs and two aces to help Xavier complete a three-match season sweep of city rival Loyola.
     Echebelem has 219 kills, 34 aces, 234 digs and 23 blocks in 25 matches this season.
     Xavier (18-7, 7-0) will play GCAC opponent Tougaloo (2-13, 2-6) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Convocation Center. The Gold Nuggets have won 29 consecutive GCAC regular-season matches.


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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