School-Record 34 UTEP Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Academic Medals

March 28, 2012

IRVING, Texas – UTEP student-athletes continued to thrive during the 2011-12 academic year, with a school-record 34 securing a Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon.

The effort obliterates the prior school standard (26), which was set during the 2009-10 academic year. The medals are presented to student-athletes who have achieved cumulative GPAs of 3.75 or better.

UTEP's recipients by sport are as follows:

Women’s Basketball (2): Marissa Rodriguez and Kelli Willingham

Football (6): Julio Lopez, Wesley Miller, Natanael Rodriguez, Michael Scott, Jeremy Springer and Blaire Sullivan.

Men’s Golf (1): H.J. Roberts

Women’s Golf (4): Emma Burman, Emma Edin, Johanna Permatz and Camino Sardinero

Rifle (2): Jennifer Armendariz and Alix Moncada

Soccer (8): Hannah Asuchak, Mackenzie German, Tess Hall, Lauren Katada, Tori Martyn, Azia NicholsonAmanda Pak and Skye Schultz

Softball (5): Kayla Black, Camilla Carrera, Ashley Collazo, Kelynn Frye and Kayleigh Walts

Men’s Track & Field (1): Richard Olsson

Women’s Track & Field (3): Janice Jackson, Marine Menez and Samantha Sharper

Volleyball (2): Stephanie Figueroa and Victoria Valencia

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