Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hodge earns Nuggets' 1st GCAC weekly honor of 2016-17

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Jalyn Hodge has been named Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in women's basketball for Dec. 26-Jan. 1.
Hodge, a 5-foot-8 freshman guard from Plano, Texas, and a graduate of Plano West High School, scored 11 points Saturday in the Gold Nuggets' 78-42 victory at Dallas Christian. The winning margin was XULA's largest of the season.
Hodge is averaging 5.1 points in 15 games. She is the first Gold Nuggets freshman to win a GCAC weekly award since another Plano West alum, Carmen Holcombe, did it in December 2010. During Bo Browder's 18 seasons as head coach, 21 Gold Nuggets have won a combined 32 GCAC weekly awards.
The Gold Nuggets (9-6) will play their GCAC opener at 3 p.m. Saturday against Tougaloo (4-3) at XULA's Convocation Center.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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