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Name of School: Xavier University of Louisiana
City/Zip: New Orleans LA 70125
Founded: 1925 by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
Enrollment: 3,178 (fall 2012 semester)
Nickname: Gold Nuggets (women), Gold Rush (men)
School Colors: Gold and white
Affiliation: NAIA Division I
Conference: Gulf Coast Athletic (www.gcaconf.com)
President: Dr. Norman C. Francis
Alma Mater, Year: Xavier, 1952
Athletics Director: Dennis Cousin
Alma Mater, Year: Southern University, 1967
Administrative Assistant II: Alma Henderson
Athletics Department Phone: (504) 520-7329
Athletics Trainers: Tiffany Gary, Melvin Wallis

Sports Information
Sports Information Director: Ed Cassiere
SID Office Phone: (504) 520-5707
Home Phone: (504) 888-4004
Cell Phone/Text Messaging: (504) 256-5380
Email: ecassier@xula.edu
Alternate Email: ecassiere@yahoo.com
SID Fax: (504) 520-7934

     SID Fax: (504) 520-7934
SID Mailing Address: 1 Drexel Drive, Campus Box 92, New Orleans LA 70125 (same address for overnight shipping)
Athletics Web Site: www.xula.edu/athletics
Women's Cross Country Site: www.xula.edu/athletics/wcc

Team Information
2012 Overall Record: 34-39
2012 GCAC Finish: 1st place out of 6 schools
GCAC Championships Won: 8 — 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002
NAIA Region XIII Championships Won: 1 — 2002
NAIA National Championships Appearances: 7 — team in 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, individuals in 2001 and 2003
Letterwomen: 6 returning, 1 lost

Cross Country Staff
Head Coach: Joseph Moses, ninth season
Alma Mater, Year: LSU, 1994
Record at School (Years): 231-360-1 (8 years)
Career Record (Years): 231-360-1 (7 years)
Cross Country Office Phone: (504) 520-5007
Cross Country Fax: (504) 520-7934
Head Coach Email: jmoses@xula.edu
Best Time to Reach Coach: Weekday mornings

Runner Information
Letterwomen Returning Ht. Wt. Cl. Exp. Meets 5K Career Best Other
Zahri Jackson 5-2 122 Jr. 2L 6 18:54.69 2012 and 2011 GCAC individual champion
Catherine Fakler 5-5 125 Jr. 2L 6 18:55.20 All-GCAC twice; XU 6K record of 24:07.38
Briana Simms 5-7 103 So. 1L 6 19:38.78 All-GCAC
Hali Yarmush 5-3 105 Jr. 2L 4 20:01.20 All-GCAC twice
Hannah Finnegan 5-2 116 So. 1L 6 20:02.61 All-GCAC
Donyť Coleman 5-7 133 Sr. 3L 6 20:42.52 All-GCAC three times

Letterwomen Lost Ht. Wt. Cl. Exp. Meets 5K Career Best Other
Paige Rochelle 5-11 160 Jr. 2L 5 23:02.77  

Others Not Returning Ht. Wt. Cl. Exp. Meets 5K Career Best Other

Newcomers Ht. Wt. Cl. Exp. Hometown Most Recent School
Reeka Belton 5-6 125 Fr. HS Katy, Texas Katy High School
Ashley Flournoy 5-3 108 Fr. HS Richmond, Texas George Ranch High School
Danielle Rogers 5-4 117 Fr. HS Lafayette, La. Northside High School


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
(504) 520-7329 phone
(504) 520-7934 fax

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