Women’s Basketball: Jas Hill named GCAC Player of the Year for 2018-19

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Three Xavier University of Louisiana student-athletes, including Player of the Year Jas Hill, received 2018-19 women’s basketball end-of-season awards Thursday from the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.

Awards were presented at a banquet on the eve of the GCAC Tournament for women and men. XULA’s Gold Nuggets (23-6) are top-seeded and will play eighth-seeded SUNO (6-22) at 5 p.m. EST Friday.

Hill, a 5-foot-7 junior guard/forward from Mobile, Ala., and a former LeFlore High School and Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College standout, is the Gold Nuggets’ ninth conference player of the year and the first since Christina Warren in 2010-11.

The Gold Nuggets’ additional awards:

• Hill, first-team all-conference.
• Essence Wells (5-10 junior guard, Irving, Texas), second-team all-conference for the second consecutive year.
• Mikayla Bates (5-7 senior guard, Baton Rouge, La.), All-Defensive team for the second consecutive year. Bates is the first XULA woman to be named All-Defensive twice.

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