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In the Mississippi Valley,
In the Crescent Bend
Stands our loved and noble Xavier,
Far her praises send.
Wave her colors bear them onward
Gold and white so true
Hail to thee, all hail, dear Xavier
Hail, all hail, X.U.!
Xavier, ever be our guide
And lead us on the way,
Through life's journey, onward, upward
To the eternal day. (Refrain)
Katrina Davis was a two-time Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
individual champion (2002, 2003).
Ebony Harding won the GCAC individual title in 2009.
Xavier women's finishes in the
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
(six champions, two runners-up)
1994 6th of 7
1995 results not available
1996 results not available
1997 6th of 7
1998 tie-5th of 6
1999 no team score
2000 3rd of 7
2001 3rd of 4
2002 1st of 6
2003 2nd of 5
2004 2nd of 5
2005 no race
2006 1st of 5
2007 1st of 5
2008 1st of 5
2009 1st of 7
2010 1st of 4
2011 1st of 6
Xavier women's finishes in
NAIA Championship qualifiers
(one champion, one runner-up . . .
event known as Region XIII
Championship through 2007)
2003 2nd of 11
2004 3rd of 13
2005 did not compete
2006 4th of 9
2007 4th of 11
2008 no race
2009 no race
2010 3rd of 10
2011 no race
Xavier women's team finishes in
the NAIA National Championship
2002 29th of 29
2008 32nd of 32
2009 31st of 32
2011 30th of 32
(Xavier also qualified individuals
for nationals in 2001 and 2003)
Xavier women's cross country
1994 Dannton Jackson
1995 Dannton Jackson
1996 Dannton Jackson
1997 Anthony Roman
1998 Anthony Roman
1999 Doug Athey
2000 Steve Kalbaugh
2001 Steve Kalbaugh
2002 Steve Kalbaugh
2003 Steve Kalbaugh
2004 Joseph Moses
2005 no team
2006 Joseph Moses
2007 Joseph Moses
2008 Joseph Moses
2009 Joseph Moses
2010 Joseph Moses
2011 Joseph Moses
Women's Cross Country
It's still a relatively new program — the first team competed in 1994 —
but women's cross country at Xavier University of Louisiana has compiled plenty of
highlights in 17 seasons.
And in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of
collegiate athletics, Xavier's women consistently have delivered excellence the past nine seasons.
The Gold Nuggets won Gulf Coast Athletic Conference team
championships seven of the past nine seasons, and they'll enter the 2012 season as
the six-time GCAC defending champion. Katrina Davis (Mandeville, La.) was the GCAC individual
champion in 2002 and 2003, and Ebony Harding (Baton Rouge, La.) was GCAC champion
in 2009 and the runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Zahri Jackson (Kingwood, Texas)
was the GCAC champion as a freshman in 2011 and returns in 2012 to defend her title.
Xavier was one of 10 current members — and one of two from
the South — to qualify its women's and men's teams three or
more times apiece for the NAIA Cross Country National Championships from 2008-11.
The Gold Nuggets qualified in 2008, 2009 and 2011.
Twenty-five Nuggets have been All-GCAC, and more than half of
them did it more than once. Harding (2006-09), Amani Harlee
(San Antonio, Texas) and Anna D'Souza (Baton Rouge, La.) are the only Nuggets to be all-conference four times. Harlee
was All-GCAC in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006, and D'Souza did it from 2008-11.
The other Nuggets who were All-GCAC multiple times were
Davis in 2001, 2002 and 2003, Ashley Broden (Baton Rouge) in 2004, 2006 and 2007,
Donyť Coleman (Snellville, Ga.) in 2010 and 2011, Brianna Dekine (Culver City, Calif.)
in 2009 and 2010, Fran Gransberry (Baton Rouge) in 2000 and 2001, Lonique Moore (Washington, D.C.) in 2004, 2006 and 2007, Adele Newell (Lithonia, Ga.)
in 2002, 2003 and 2004, Denitra Robinson (Rochester Hills, Mich.) in 2001 and 2003,
Brittany Stillwell (Kansas City, Mo.) in 2002 and 2003, Ashley Taylor (LaPlace, La.) in
2008 and 2010 and Stacey Windon (Baton Rouge) in 2007 and 2008.
Davis, as a sophomore in 2002, led Xavier to its first
GCAC team championship and its only NAIA Region XIII
championship. She repeated as GCAC
champion the following year and set a school record of 20 minutes, 24 seconds for 5,000 meters.
But Harding broke the 5K record in 2007, then lowered the mark three times in 2008, including
a drop below 20 minutes (19:48.84) at the conference meet.
Harding broke the XU record for the women's 5K six times,
and she finished her collegiate career with the Nuggets' eight fastest times at that distance.
Harding's best 5K time was 19:26 at the Gulf Coast Stampede in Pensacola, Fla., on Oct. 3, 2009.
But the 2011 team rewrote the Nuggets'
record book. Jackson
beat Harding's 5K record three times, including 19:15.18 at the Loyola Wolfpack Invitational
in Metairie, La., on Sept. 10. Jackson also set the school mark at 4,000 meters, and
another freshman, Catherine Fakler, broke the 6K mark. The 2011 team produced a school-record
43 victories and was 13-6-1 against NCAA Division I opponents.
Dekine in 2010-11
became the first XU female athlete selected to a Capital One Academic All-District team.
Xavier did not compete in athletics during the 2005-06 academic year
because of the effects of Hurricane Katrina, but the Nuggets rebounded in the fall of 2006 by winning
their second GCAC team championship and producing a school-record six all-conference runners.
They broke that record with seven All-GCAC runners in 2010.
The Gold Nuggets have had five head coaches, beginning with current men's basketball coach
Dannton Jackson. Steve Kalbaugh coached from 2000-03 and
was selected NAIA Southeast Region, NAIA Region XIII, GCAC and Louisiana Coach of the Year in 2002.
Joseph Moses, who succeeded Kalbaugh in 2004, was GCAC Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011
and Louisiana Coach of the Year in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011.
Xavier in 2006 won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference team championship and produced six all-conference runners, a school record at that time.
Xavier in 2011 won the GCAC team championship for the sixth consecutive year.
|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
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Campus Box 92
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 520-7329 phone
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