Commitment to Academic Excellence
In coordination with the Miner Athlete Academic Center (MAAC), the UTEP Athletic Department is committed to providing the necessary tools for student-athletes to succeed in the classroom.
The MAAC provides academic advising, one-on-one tutoring, regular mentor meetings and structured study hall. Emphasis is placed on the academic success of UTEP student-athletes by the coaches and the administration. Continuous recognition throughout the year of academically successful individual student-athletes and teams is part of the mission of the Miner S.U.C.C.E.S.S. LIFE SKILLS program.
Student-athletes are nominated and receive numerous national, conference and university academic awards including, but not limited to: Verizon Academic All-American, C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Athletic Directors' List, Athletic Directors' Team GPA Award, C-USA Scholar Athlete Award, and UTEP Top Ten Senior.
In addition to recognizing student-athlete achievements, the athletic department strives to implement and participate in programs aimed at recognizing the academic success of student-athletes, as well as thanking those individuals and campus entities that assist in the success of the student-athletes. These programs include: Graduation Breakfast, Deans' Luncheon, Student-Athlete Faculty Appreciation Night, Football and basketball halftime recognition, Faculty Coach Program, and Commencement and Convocation.