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Gold Nuggets' Reuther, Kirk receive postseason honors

December 9, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Two from Xavier University of Louisiana's women's volleyball program received postseason honors Monday. Outside hitter Taylor Reuther earned honorable mention on the Tachikara-NAIA All-America team and made the American Volleyball Coaches Association's All-MidSouth Region team. Middle blocker Moira Kirk received All-MidSouth Region honorable mention.
     Reuther, a junior from Metairie, La., and a graduate of St. Mary's Dominican High School, led Xavier in kills (395), aces (39), digs (403) and double-doubles (18) for the third consecutive season. She became the first to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in an XU career.
     Taylor Reuther

Taylor Reuther
     Moira Kirk

Moira Kirk
     Kirk, a junior from Dallas and a graduate of Bishop Lynch High School, produced 311 kills and led the Gold Nuggets in hitting percentage (.347) and blocks (87) for the third consecutive year. Kirk hit .436 during the Nuggets' school-record 20-match win streak.
     Reuther and Kirk were honorable-mention all-region as freshmen.
     Xavier was 26-8 in 2013, winning Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships for the third consecutive year and qualifying for a third straight NAIA National Championship. The Gold Nuggets set a school record for season victories and extended their winning streak against GCAC opponents to 43.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

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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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