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Miners Of The Week: April 7

Elkana Rotich & Kristine Vitola are the Miners of the Week

Elkana Rotich & Kristine Vitola are the Miners of the Week

April 7, 2014

Elkana Rotich Men's Track & Field
Elkana Rotich took first with a time of 15:16.78 in the 5,000m race at the Texas Tech open. Rotich's efforts keyed the charge for UTEP in the event, with the Miners claiming the top-four spots.

Kristine Vitola, Women's Basketball
Kristine Vitola averaged a double-double in three games last week to help the UTEP women's basketball team secure runner-up honorees in the WNIT. In the trio of contests in the past week Vitola contributed 18.3 points & 10.3 rebounds per contest. She nailed 53.3 percent of her shots from the floor also was a force on the defensive end by blocking 10 shots.