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  UTEP Iron Mine Athlete of the Year  
 

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The Iron Mine Athlete of the Year is awarded each year at the Dinner With the Miners banquet. The athletes who receive this award are considered to be the MVPs of the weight room. In order to receive this award the athletes must meet the following criteria:

1. Work Ethic/Attitude
One who comes to the workout with a positive mind frame and tries to improve himself/herself by doing whatever it takes, whether they are healthy or injured.

2. Leadership
One who always motivates not only his or her self, but others as well. They are constantly working towards improving team and group efforts.

3. Attendance
One who is willing to make personal sacrifices to attend all workouts.

4. Punctuality
One who arrives to each workout on time and ready to work.

5. Improvement
One who strives to make advancements in not only their athletic endeavors, but in their work ethic and leadership, as well.

Men
Year Name Sport
2004 Bo Morris Football
2005

Chris Mineo

Thomas Howard

Football

Football

2006

Chris Francies

Mikael Hanany

Football

Track & Field

2007

Robby Felix

Tanner Taff

Football

Golf

2008 O'neil Cousins Football
2009 Robby Felix Football
2010

Steve Riddick

Austin Contreras

Football

Football

2011

Joe Banyard

Isaac Gordon

Football

Basketball

2012 Jeremy Springer Football
2013

Marcus Bagley

Donovant Grant

Football

Track & Field

Women
Year Name Sport
2004 Noni Wharemate Basketball
2005 Kari Stacy Volleyball
2006 Ana Valtierra Basketball
2007 Rachel Schaffer Softball
2008 Jamie Tullius Soccer
2009 Daidre Mendenhall Volleyball
2010 Stacie Townsend Softball
2011 Becky Smith Softball
2012 Victoria Valencia Volleyball
2013 Anete Steinberga Basketball
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