Nereo Suarez of Xavier University of Louisiana was announced as the Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Week in men’s tennis for February 27-March 5.. It’s the fifth week in a row that the Gold Rush has won the RRAC Award.
Previously: Mathieu Strauss for January-February 30. 5, Bain from February 6 to 12, Suarez from February 13 to 19 and Julius Hell from February 20 to 26. On Saturday XULA will play NAIA No. 13 Ave Maria at Cottage Hill Tennis Center and at 10 am
on Sunday against NAIA No. 5 Southeastern at Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center. It’s the second award in three weeks for Suárez, a freshman from Santa Fe, Argentina, and his second overall.. Suarez went 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles to help the Gold Rush win two on the road, including a 4-1 decision Friday at then #6 NAIA Middle Georgia.
Suárez’s doubles partner was Jacobi Bain.
Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, historically black, Catholic university in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the only Catholic HBCU, and after Katharine Drexel’s canonization in 2000, it became the first Catholic university founded by a saint.
Senator Barack Obama delivered the keynote address in August 2006. Archbishop of New Orleans Alfred C. Hughes refused to attend, arguing that Obama was not against abortion and had not been consulted prior to the event.
Obama returned after becoming president and visited New Orleans in August 2010 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He gave Xavier a speech congratulating the work of the community leaders and affirming his commitment to continue helping to 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 and is primarily involved in the Red River Athletic Conference beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. XULA competes in 12 intercollegiate varsity sports: men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis, and track; women’s sports include basketball, cross country, softball, tennis, track and volleyball; and mixed sports include competitive animations. Previous sports included soccer. Photo credit: XULA website photo