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Nuggets to be honored in Louisiana House resolution

May 31, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana House of Representatives will honor the 2013-14 Xavier University of Louisiana women's tennis team with a resolution on Monday.
     The resolution, authored by Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, will commend the Gold Nuggets for their season accomplishments, which include:
     •  Reaching the semifinals of the NAIA National Championship for the second consecutive year. Women's tennis is the only XU program to reach the NAIA's national semifinals.
     •  Finishing 17-7, winning the
     Xavier University of Louisiana women's tennis team

Xavier's women's tennis team has been ranked No. 1 five times during the past two seasons in the NAIA coaches poll.
NAIA Unaffiliated Group 2 Tournament and, for the second straight year, ranking third in the NAIA Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll. Five of the Nuggets' victories were against teams in the postseason top 10, including 2014 national champion Georgia Gwinnett and Auburn Montgomery, the champion from 2011-13. Xavier defeated Georgia Gwinnett and AUM when both opponents were ranked No. 1.
     •  Earning the No. 1 ranking in the NAIA coaches polls of April 29 and May 4.
     •  Producing four Intercollegiate Tennis Association NAIA All-Americans: Nour Abbes, Simone-Alyse Ewell, Brion Flowers and Kourtney Howell. Abbes also received the Marvin P. Richmond Outstanding Player Award at the NAIA National Championship, and she was chosen Wilson/ITA NAIA Women's National and Region IV Rookie of the Year.
     Coach Alan Green, team members and XU Director of Athletics and Recreation Jason Horn will be in attendance for the reading of the resolution on the House floor at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge (address: 900 North Third Street, zip code 70802). The reading is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.


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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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