Nov. 26, 2012
John Bohannon, Men's Basketball
John Bohannon averaged 11 points and six rebounds in three games of action at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. He connected on 15-of-21 shots from the floor and reached double figures in scoring against both Clemson (15 points) and Vanderbilt (11). The Miners were unable to get in the win column but the experience of playing three power-league schools should help them down the road.
Kayla Thornton, Women's Basketball
Kayla Thornton earned tournament MVP honors after leading UTEP to the championship at the 2012 Junkanoo Jam. The junior averaged 16 points and eight rebounds in 28.5 minutes of action while guiding the Miners to wins against both Texas Southern (61-52, 11/22/23) and Arizona (64-53, 11/23/12). She also dished out seven assists and posted six steals in the two contests in The Bahamas.