Xavier Magazine

Seasons in the Sun

The University’s 15-team athletic program moved into a new home (Cintas Center) and scaled new heights during the past year—on the playing fields and in the classroom.

Athletic Accomplishments


      • XU record five NCAA Tournament teams: Women’s basketball, Men’s golf, Men’s basketball,Rifle, and Women’s soccer

• Fourth-place NCAA finish by rifle team

• Elite Eight NCAA appearance by women’s basketball team

• Atlantic 10 Conference championships: Women’s basketball, Men’s golf, and Women’s soccer

• Atlantic 10 Conference players of the year: Men’s basketball – David West Women’s basketball – Jennifer Phillips Women’s volleyball – Sara Bachus Men’s golf – Tim Donovan

• WNBA draft picks: Jennifer Phillips,Taru Tuukkanen, and Nicole Levandusky

• Summer Olympics:

Thrine Kane appeared in women’s 50-meter rifle three-position competition

• Home Cooking: 39-2 combined home record in Cintas Center by men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams

Academic Accomplishments


      • Cumulative grade point average of 256 athletes: school-record 3.17

• National ranking of grade point averages by team and sport: No. 1 – Women’s soccer, 3.47 No. 5 – Women’s swimming, 3.38 No. 7 – Women’s cross country, 3.37 No. 8 – Men’s cross country, 3.34

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