• Friday, Nov 6
    Xavier at
    3rd of 7
    Red River Athletic Conference Championships, Windcrest, Texas
  • Saturday, Oct 17
    Tougaloo at
    15th of 17
    Choctaw Open
  • Saturday, Oct 10
    Dillard at
    No Team Score
    UNCF Walk/Run
  • Friday, Oct 9
    Tougaloo at
    19th of 20
    Watson Ford Invitational
  • Saturday, Sep 19
    Edward Waters at
    35th of 35
    Mountain Dew Invitational - Gainesville, Fla.
  • Saturday, Sep 19
    Xavier at
    4th of 8
    LSU Invitational, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Saturday, Sep 12
    1st of 5
    Allstate Sugar Bowl Festival, Metairie, La. (actual start 7:50 a.m.)
  • Saturday, Sep 12
    Dillard at
    4th of 5
    Allstate Sugar Bowl XC Festival 2015
  • Friday, Sep 4
    Tougaloo at
    7th of 7
    Mississippi College Season Opener
  • Friday, Sep 4
    Xavier at
    2nd of 4
    Southern Miss Invitational, Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • Friday, Aug 28
    1st of 2
    Xavier Big Easy Opener, New Orleans, La.
  • Friday, Aug 28
    Dillard at
    2nd of 2
    Xavier University (http://xulagold.com/sports/2015/7/22/cc2015bigeasy.aspx)
Women's Cross Country
Xavier's Brianna Dekine
Xavier's Brianna Dekine
Women's Cross Country - Thu, Jun. 2, 2011
     NEW ORLEANS - Brianna Dekine is the first female athlete from Xavier University of Louisiana to be chosen to a Capital One Academic All-District team.
     Dekine, a sophomore chemistry/pre-medical major from Culver City, Calif., and a graduate of Culver City High School, was announced Thursday as a member of the District 6 College Division track and field/cross country team. The College Sports Information Directors of America selected the 12-member team.
     Dekine was All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in cross country in 2009 and 2010, helping the Gold Nuggets win GCAC team championships both years and qualify for the NAIA National Championship in 2009. She finished fourth in the GCAC meet in November.
     An honor-roll student all four semesters at Xavier, Dekine is a charter member of the XU chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society and a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-medical honor society. She also was part of a team visit to Children's Hospital patients and a volunteer worker at the United Negro College Fund's Fund Run/Walk.
     District 6 comprises schools from six states: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. There are eight districts nationwide, and teams represent the university division (NCAA Division I members) or the college division (everyone else, including Xavier). Nominees must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. They also must have completed at least one full calendar year at their current institution and reached sophomore athletic eligibility. First-team Academic All-District members advance to the Academic All-America® ballot.
     Dekine is the only athlete from an HBCU (historically black college or university) to be chosen to an Academic All-District team in women's track/cross country this year. She is one of 10 from the NAIA to be recognized and one of five from Louisiana colleges.
     Dekine is the first XU athlete since 2008-09 to be named Academic All-District. That year three Xavier men - basketball's Kelechi Okoroha (second team), cross country's Joe Drexler-Dreis (first team) and tennis standout Terry Richardson (first-team at-large) - were recognized. Drexler-Dreis was chosen second-team Academic All-America®.

2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District
Women's Track and Field/Cross Country College Division District 6 Team

Name School Year Hometown GPA Major
Samantha Alvarez Texas A&M-Kingsville So. Victoria, Texas 3.75 Pre-Med
Sarah Banman Southern Arkansas Sr. Pottsboro, Texas 3.92 Physical Education, Wellness & Leisure
Rachel Brady Trinity (Texas) Sr. Jakarta, Indonesia 3.90 Biology
Sonia Brady Trinity (Texas) Sr. Jakarta, Indonesia 3.93 Engineering
Emeline Crutcher Angelo State So. Wellman, Texas 3.72 Biology
Brianna Dekine Xavier So. Culver City, Calif. 3.92 Chemistry / Pre-Medical
Katie Dugie Texas A&M-Kingsville Sr. Yorktown, Texas 3.78 Business Marketing
Elana Edwards Trinity (Texas) So. Austin, Texas 3.93 Mathematics
Lauren Karnitz Arkansas Tech Sr. DeSoto, Kan. 3.82 Nursing
Cathryn Rittenberry Angelo State Jr. Carthage, Texas 4.0 Integrated Accounting
Rhiannon Roper Harding Jr. Fortuna, Calif. 3.94 Early Childhood
Ashley Teague Ozarks (Ark.) Jr. Lavaca, Ark. 3.84 Pre-Law & Strategic Communication