April 9, 2012
Martin Simonsen, Men's Golf
Martin Simonsen tied for fifth place, carding a four-under-par 212 (72-67-73) at the Jim West Intercollegiate April 1-3 in Victoria, Texas. Simonsen finished five strokes back of individual champion Mitchell McLeroy of Stephen F. Austin State (207). UTEP shot 865 as a team, its best score in three years, to tie for third place at the 12-team tournament. Simonsen has been the Miners' top finisher in four of six tournaments since making his debut at the Arizona Intercollegiate in late January. He has a team-leading 72.6 stroke average.
Kathya Garcia, Women's Track and Field
Senior Kathya Garcia has a stellar showing at the Stanford Invitational as she returns to the track for the Miners after suffering an injury. Garcia clocked in the nation's 35th-fastest time of 34:19.26 in the women's 10,000m. The senior also registered the fourth-fastest time in program history in the event and holds the No. 2 spot with a time of 33:18.61 posted last year at the Payton Jordan meet.