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Since the start of the 2000-01 season, Xavier's Gold Nuggets have fewer losses
in their campus venue (13) than the Tennessee Lady Vols have in theirs (19)

Women's Basketball
updated July 30, 2014

Head Coach:   Bo Browder (16th season), (504) 520-7333 or rbrowder@xula.edu
Publicity Contact:   Ed Cassiere, (504) 520-5707 or ecassier@xula.edu

Next:   The Gold Nuggets look forward to the start of the 2014-15 season. The first game will be played in early November. The schedule has yet to be announced. XU will seek a 19th appearance in 21 seasons at the NAIA Division I National Championship.

Recruiting:   Signed with the Gold Nuggets for 2014-15 are:
  •  Eliqua Brooks of Upper Marlboro, Md.
  •  Trana Hopkins of Marietta, Ga.
  •  Ireyon Keith of Tickfaw, La.
  •  Donyeah Mayfield of Vicksburg, Miss.
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The Record:   Xavier was 24-10 overall and 10-2 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in 2013-14.

Rankings:   Xavier was 19th in the 2013-14 NAIA Division I Coaches' Postseason Top 25.
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Most Recently:   Xavier lost 59-55 to Campbellsville in the second round of the NAIA Division I National Championship.
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Replay:   Click here for video (no sound) of Xavier's victory against Talladega in the championship game of the 2014 GCAC Tournament.

On the Move:   The NAIA Division I National Championship will be played in Independence, Mo. — a suburb of Kansas City — in 2015 and 2016. Frankfort, Ky., was the site the past three years.
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More of the Same:
  •  13 consecutive seasons of 20 or more victories.
  •  The Gold Nuggets reached 20 victories 21 times in the past 22 seasons.
  •  Three regular-season Gulf Coast Athletic Conference championships in the past five seasons.
  •  Four GCAC Tournament championships in the past five seasons.
  •  Five consecutive appearances in the NAIA Division I National Championship — 18 appearances in the past 20 seasons.
  •  Seven consecutive seasons the Gold Nuggets produced an honorable-mention NAIA Division I All-American. SiMon Franklin in 2012-13 is the most recent.

2013-14 Preseason Info:
  •  Gulf Coast Athletic Conference coaches poll:  Gold Nuggets were picked 1st.
  •  Preseason All-GCAC:  Paige Gauthier made the team.
  •  NAIA Division I coaches poll:  15th.

In 2012-13:   Xavier was 24-6 overall and 12-2 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. The Gold Nuggets reached 20 victories for the 12th consecutive season — that extends a school record — and the 20th time in 21 seasons. The Gold Nuggets won their third consecutive GCAC regular-season championship qualified for the NAIA Division I National Championship for the fourth consecutive year and the 17th time in 19 seasons.

2012-13 Highlights:   click here

Opened in November 2012:   The Convocation Center, the new home of XU women's basketball. Read about it here.

Degrees of Success:   Of the 45 senior student-athletes to play for Bo Browder at Xavier during his head-coaching tenure, 43 received degrees from Xavier or are still enrolled.

Great Defense:   The Gold Nuggets led NAIA Division I in scoring defense in 2001-02, 2009-10 and 2010-11. Over the past four seasons (2009-13), XU teams allowed 6,938 points in 133 games — 52.2 points per game.

Strength at Home:   Xavier's success at home is one of the best in America. The Gold Nuggets have 150 victories in their past 160 games on their campus. This is XU's second season in the new Convocation Center after many seasons at The Barn, which opened in 1937. The current home win streak is 19. Xavier is 274-22 in its campus facilities since the start of the 1992-93 season. In conference games on the XU campus, the Nuggets have won 11 straight, 34 of their last 35, 46 of their last 48 and 78 of their last 81.

Conference Success:   Since the start of the 2009-10 season, the Gold Nuggets have won 69 of their last 76 games against GCAC opponents. During that time they are 58-6 in the regular season against the conference and 11-1 in the tournament.

Still Rolling:   Since an 80-73 non-conference loss at Delta State on January 3, 2003, the Gold Nuggets are 275-80 (.775).

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After two dominating basketball victories in Puerto Rico,
the Gold Nuggets enjoyed some Christmas cheer.

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The 2013-14 Xavier University of Louisiana women's basketball team.

18 Xavier appearances at the
NAIA Division I National Championship

1994   •   1995   •   1996   •   1997   •   1998   •   1999
2001   •   2002   •   2003   •   2004   •   2005   •   2007
2008   •   2010   •   2011   •   2012   •   2013   •   2014


Bo Browder, Xavier University of Louisiana women's basketball coach Louisiana lists
Where Bo Browder ranks among state coaches
Most 20-game winners at current school: 1st with 14
Most 20-game winners: 3rd with 14
Most 25-game winners: 2nd with 8
Most consecutive 20-game winners: 1st with 13 (active streak — STATE RECORD)
(records include 2013-14 and another 20-win season)

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Xavier in 2009-10 became the second Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's team to finish 18-0 in the league. Then the Gold Nuggets captured the GCAC Tournament with three more victories.


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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