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Xavier University women's volleyball head coach Hannah Lawing   Hannah Lawing
Women's Volleyball Head Coach
Xavier University of Louisiana

Office:  (504) 520-7255     Fax:  (504) 520-7934     Email:  hlawing@xula.edu
Location:  Convocation Center Annex, room 304 (third floor)
Mail and Shipping:  1 Drexel Drive, Campus Box 92, New Orleans LA 70125
Best Time to Contact Lawing:  Weekday afternoons

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     Hannah Lawing enters her second season as women's volleyball head coach at Xavier University of Louisiana in 2014. It will be her third year on the XU staff.
     As a 24-year-old rookie in 2013, Lawing's Gold Nuggets set a slew of school records, repeated as Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season
and tournament champion and earned another berth to the NAIA National Championship. The Gold Nuggets finished 26-8, setting school season marks for victories, consecutive victories (20) and hitting percentage (.249). Xavier defeated city rival Loyola for the first time en route to a three-match season sweep of the Wolf Pack.
     Lawing was the runner-up in voting for Louisiana Coach of the Year.
     Xavier hired Lawing as assistant coach in August 2012. That year she was part of a team which was 22-8 overall, 10-0 in the GCAC, won the GCAC Tournament and regular season and qualified for the NAIA National Championship. When head coach Christabell Hamilton stepped down after the season, Xavier promoted Lawing. Xavier announced Lawing's promotion on Dec. 11, 2012.
     Prior to Xavier, Lawing was a varsity assistant at Heathwood Hall Episcopal High School in Columbia, S.C., in 2011 and co-head coach of the South Carolina Midlands 18s Elite club team in 2012.
     Lawing graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She played four seasons of volleyball for the Gamecocks and as a senior set a school record for digs per set with 4.89.
     Lawing was an outside hitter and defensive specialist with the Gamecocks. She was SEC Defensive Player of the Week twice as a senior and once as a freshman. She excelled in the classroom as a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and made the dean's list.
     Lawing is third all-time at South Carolina with 1,334 digs and fifth with 3.35 digs per set. As a senior she posted the second-most digs in program history and the most in the rally-scoring era with 523. That year she also recorded a USC match-record 38 digs against Mississippi State. Lawing had 23 career double-doubles, including a career-high 28 kills and 14 digs in a four-set victory against Harvard in 2009.
     Lawing is a Winston-Salem, N.C., native and lived there 10 years before moving to the Atlanta area. She is a 2007 graduate of Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga.

Hannah Lawing's record as head coach of Xavier women's volleyball

  —All Matches— —GCAC Matches—  
Season W L Pct.   W L Pct. Rank GCAC Tournament NAIA Tournament Final Poll
2013 26 8 .765   12 0 1.000 1st 3-0, champion 1st Round

1 Year 26 8 .765   12 0 1.000 1 title 3-0, 1 title 1 trip, 0-1 record  


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.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
Campus Box 92
New Orleans, LA 70125
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