Tianna Dixon of Xavier University of Louisiana when she was named Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Week from February 27 to March 5. It is the fifth week in a row that the Gold Nuggets have won the RRAC award. Largacha was awarded for January 30-February.
5 and Wheatley won February 6-12. XULA will meet on Saturday at noon against NAIA n. 15 Ave Maria at Cottage Hill Tennis Center and Sunday at 10 against #6 Southeastern NAIA. The RRAC weekly award is the fourth of Dixon’s career.
As reported by the XULA website, Tianna joined Sha’Nel Bruins as the only Gold Nuggets to win conference honors for three consecutive weeks. Bruins did it in 2016 at XULA’s previous league, Gulf Coast Athletic. She, a sophomore from Mobile, Alabama, and a graduate of UMS-Wright Preparatory School, was 2-0 in doubles with McKenna Wheatley and 2-0 in singles to help the Gold Nuggets defeat NAIA ranked opponents Middle Georgia and Campbellsville on the street.
Dixon’s 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 win against Marina Prieto tied the Central Georgia game at 3, then Valentina Largacha won.
Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, historically black, Catholic university in New Orleans, Louisiana.
It is the only Catholic HBCU and, following the canonization of Katharine Drexel in 2000, became the first Catholic university founded by a saint. Senator Barack Obama gave the keynote address in August 2006. The Archbishop of New Orleans, Alfred C.
Hughes, declined to attend, arguing that Obama was not against abortion and that he had not been consulted before the ‘event. Obama returned after becoming president, visiting New Orleans in August 2010 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
He gave Xavier a speech complimenting the community leaders’ work and affirming their commitment to continue to help rebuild the area. Xavier’s athletic teams are called the Gold Rush and the Gold Nuggets. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, primarily participating in the Red River Athletic Conference as of the 2021-22 academic year XULA competes in 12 intercollegiate varsity sports: men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis, and track and field; women’s sports include basketball, cross country, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball; and coed sports include competitive cheering. Previous sports included football. Photo credit: pic by XULA webiste