Sept. 24, 2012
Jeane Horton, Volleyball
Jeane Horton led the Miners attack hammering a match-high 21 kills with only two errors and added seven block assists as UTEP defeated Southern Miss, 3-1. The outside hitter registered a .633 hitting percentage against the Golden Eagles earning the No. 2 spot in the UTEP recordbook for hitting percentage in four set. The junior posted 13 kills and two block assists as the Miners swept UCF, 3-0 earning their first C-USA victory of the season. Horton averaged 4.86 kills per set and a .452 hitting efficiency this weekend and is the only conference leader to rank in the top three in both categories.
Steven Valadez, Football
Steven Valadez made two field goals from 40+ yards (45 yards in the second quarter, 43 in the fourth quarter). Valadez is 3-for-4 from 40+ yards in a Miner uniform including a 46-yarder versus East Carolina last season. Valadez is the first UTEP kicker to make a pair of field goals from 40+ yards in a game since Dakota Warren at Tulane on Oct. 15, 2011. The last Miner to make two field goals from 43 yards or more in a game was Warren versus Memphis on Sept. 25, 2010 (57 and 50 yards).