Sunday, March 27, 2016
Four from Xavier receive GCAC's weekly awards
NEW ORLEANS — Four from Xavier University of Louisiana received Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player or Performer of the Week awards for March 14-20.
The GCAC honored Sha'Nel Bruins in women's tennis, Clarke Allen in women's field, Ammiel Wi
lliams in men's track and Keairez Coleman in men's field.
Bruins, a junior from Colfax, La., and a graduate of Grant High School, won in doubles and singles in a 7-2 home victory against Schreiner of NCAA Division III. Bruins clinched the dual with a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Abby Knedlik at No. 3 singles. She won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles with Dasia Harris against Kelsey Buczkowski and Katie Watts.
Allen, a sophomore from Mendenhall, Miss., and a graduate of Mendenhall High School, placed sixth in the triple jump in the Rhodes Invitational at Memphis, Tenn., and barely missed breaking the XU record for the second time this season. Her best mark of 10.84 meters (35 feet, 6 3/4 inches) was two-hundredths of a meter less than her best mark. The following day she posted top-10 finishes in the 400 relay and 200.
Williams, a sophomore from Los Angeles and a graduate of Hamilton High School, placed 42nd in the 800-meter run at Rhodes in 2 minutes, 7.38 seconds and 64th in the mile in 5:17.23.
Coleman — a freshman from Harrisville, Miss., and, like Allen, a Mendenhall graduate — produced a pair of top-10 finishes at Rhodes. He was seventh in the long jump in 6.07 meters (19-11) and 10th in the triple jump in 12.35 (40-6 1/4).
The GCAC award is Bruins' third this season and fourth of her career. Allen and Coleman are two-time GCAC field winners this season, and Williams' award is his first. Allen also won a GCAC track award in 2015.
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA