Jul, 29

Okagbare Smashes Commonwealth Games 100m record

EL PASO, TEXAS – UTEP Track and Field alum Blessing Okagbare commanded the track as she secured Nigeria its first Athletics gold medal of the XX Commonwealth games in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 28. The former NCAA Champion competed in the 100m dash. She was the only athlete to go under 11 seconds, clocking in… More

Jul, 24

Jeffery Nominated to Allstate AFCA Good Work Team

EL PASO – Senior Nathan Jeffery was announced as a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Work Team.® The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport. Last season, the running back saw action in 10 games and led UTEP running backs with five… More

Jul, 24

UTEP Women’s Golf Team Captures WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award

EL PASO, TEXAS – The UTEP women’s golf team has been awarded with the WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award for achieving the top overall grade point average in the country.   The Miners’ six team members (Emma Burman, Nathalie Gallacher, Emma Edin, Amber Herrera, Alisa Rodriguez, Camino Sardinero) had a cumulative GPA of 3.840.  … More

Jul, 24

Six Miners Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

New Orleans, La. – Combining their accomplishments in the classroom and in competition, six Miners earned spots on the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team.   Earning honors for the women’s team were Janice Jackson, Jallycia Pearson, and Anna-Kay James. Selected from the men’s team were Anthony Rotich, A-Shawni Mitchell,… More

Jul, 23

UTEP’s Simonsen Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar

EL PASO, TEXAS – UTEP junior Martin Simonsen was one of 207 Division I players to be named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar on Wednesday.   Simonsen concluded the 2013-14 season with a 72.7 scoring average over 41 rounds of competition.  He made his second NCAA Regional appearance in three years.  Simonsen was UTEP’s top… More

Jul, 23

Sean Kugler Conference USA Media Day Quotes

UTEP football head coach Sean Kugler Conference USA Media Day  in Dallas, Texas on July 23, 2014.   What needs to change for the upcoming season? “We have a lot of things to improve upon. But the main thing is we have to remain consistent in our beliefs in what we want to do. We’ve… More

Jul, 18

UTEP Softball Adds Pac-12 Transfer

EL PASO, Texas – Keanna ‘Kiki’ Pepi, who played her freshman year of softball at Oregon State, will transfer to UTEP head coach Tobin Echo-Hawk announced.   Pepi will have three years of eligibly for the Miners.   “She’s going to come in and help us right away,” Echo-Hawk said. “She brings a ton of… More

Jul, 17

Adams Reveals Non-Conference Schedule For 2014-15 Season

EL PASO, TEXAS – Match-ups with power-conference members Kansas State, LSU and SMU in addition to continuing regional rivalries against New Mexico and New Mexico State highlight the UTEP women’s basketball team’s non-conference portion of the schedule for the 2014-15 season, which was announced by head coach Keitha Adams Thursday. The Conference USA slate will be… More