MINERS

Crystal Garcia
 Crystal Garcia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Maxine L. Silva H.S.

Last College:
El Paso C.C.

Height:
5-2

Freshman (2006): Cross Country: (2005): Placed 72nd at the C-USA Championships ... fifth at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational and ninth at the Kachina Classic.

Before UTEP: Transferred from El Paso Community College where she ran for coach Feliz Hinojosa ... national qualifier for the NJCAA Cross Country Championships, helping EPCC to the national title ... lettered in volleyball, basketball, track and cross country at Silva Magnet ... earned the school's most athletic award as a senior ... two-time state qualifier in cross country ... four-time All-District selection in cross country ... placed ninth at the regional cross country meet as a senior ... three-time All-District in track ... prep coaches were Alfredo Trejo and Eddy Brooks ... member of the National Honors Society and student council ... graduated with academic excellence honors.

Personal: Full name is Crystal Garcia ... majoring in pre-med and biology with a minor in chemistry ... daughter of Marc and Maria Chase ... has one brother (Hector Chase) ... born Aug. 29, 1986 in El Paso, Texas.