UTEP ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT AWARDS
Spirit of Service Award
Presented by Life Skills to the team that has accumulated the most hours of individual and team community service.
Athletics Director's Community Service Award
The Athletics Director's Community Service Award is presented to the team that has accumulated the most hours of individual and team service to the community. This award is presented by the CHAMPS/Life Skills program.
Athletic Director's Academic Award
Presented to the team that has the highest combined grade point average (GPA) for specific semesters.
Most Valuable Performer
Presented to the student-athlete that has achieved outstanding success in their respective sport.
The Miner Athlete of the Year Award
Presented to one male and one female student-athlete who has reached the highest level of athletic success at UTEP. Recipients may be at any stage of their collegiate career. The award is based solely on the athletic success demonstrated by each individual student-athlete.
The Golden Miner Award
Presented to the most well-rounded senior student-athlete at UTEP. This award is based on academic success, athletic participation, and community involvement and leadership. One senior is eligible to receive this award and must carry a minimum GPA of 3.2 and have concluded his or her athletic eligibility during the specified academic year. This award is presented by the Miner Athletic Club.
CONFERENCE USA AWARDS
Sport Academic Award
Awarded to the team in each conference sponsored sport with the highest GPA for the current academic year.
Twelve awards of $4,000 each for graduates of each academic year. The Faculty Athletic Representative will determine the recipients at the conference's spring meetings. At least two awards must go to women and two to men. Recipients of the Conference USA post-graduate scholarships must enroll in a graduate program within three years of receipt of the award.
Athlete of the Year
Conference USA selects a male and female Athlete of the Year at the end of the academic year. The award is based solely on athletic achievement during an academic year and the winners are determined through a vote by the league's Athletic Directors.
Presented to student-athletes, coaches, or teams that perform an individual act of positive sporting behavior or generally conduct themselves with a high degree of good sportsmanship. Individuals and teams can be nominated by any staff member of a C-USA institution or the conference office.
Verizon Academic All-American, C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Athletic Director's List, Athletic Director's Team GPA Award, C-USA Scholar Athlete Award, and UTEP Top Ten Senior Award.
All student-athletes are invited to attend the UTEP Athletics Graduation Brunch during the morning of Spring Commencement. It is held in the Larry K. Durham Hall of Champions and several athletic department staff members speak to honor each graduating athlete's individual achievements.
Student-athletes receive recognition during their graduation ceremony by wearing their distinguished student-athlete graduation stohls. These can be picked up from the Life Skills office a few weeks prior to both Fall and Spring graduation dates.
Other athletic recognition events include Student-Athlete Faculty Appreciation Night, Football and Basketball halftime appearances, and the Faculty Coach Program.