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XU's Coleman earns NAIA All-America honorable mention

March 26, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Sydney Coleman received honorable mention on the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball All-America Team announced Wednesday.
     Coleman is a 6-foot-7 junior forward from Meridian, Miss., and a graduate of Meridian High School. The only Gold Rush player to start in all 32 games in 2013-14, Coleman averaged 12.9 points per game and led the team with 7.6 rebounds, 30.5 minutes, a .543 field-goal percentage, 24 double-figure scoring games and seven double-figure rebounding games. He became the third player in Gold Rush history to reach 400 points and 200 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the line in the same season. Coleman also became the only Xavier newcomer since 2003-04 to score in double figures in the first seven games of a season.
     Coleman helped the Gold Rush finish 23-9, win the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championship and qualify for the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I National Championship. He was All-GCAC.
     Sydney Coleman

Sydney Coleman


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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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