MINERS

Risper Kimaiyo
 Risper Kimaiyo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Iten, Kenya

High School:
Sing'ore Girls School

Birthdate:
04/05/1989

04/10/2014

School-Record 140 UTEP Student-Athletes Make C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

A Cumulative GPA Of 3.0 Is Required

02/25/2013

Rotich Earns Scholar Athlete of the Year Award

Anthony Rotich was named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year for his performance in the classroom.

12/19/2012

Kimaiyo Earns Second C-USA Spirit of Service Award

Risper Kimaiyo received the 2012 C-USA Fall Spirit of Service award.

11/16/2012

Miners Ready to Compete at NCAA Championships

All-Region selections Kimaiyo and Rotich will be representing UTEP at the 2012 NCAA Championships.

11/12/2012

Kimaiyo Earns Second C-USA All-Academic Team Honor

Kimaiyo was named to the 2012 Conference USA All-Academic Cross Country team.

Awards and Honors

2011 NCAA Mountain Athlete of the Year
2011 C-USA Athlete of the Week
(Sept. 13, Sept. 17, Sept. 28, Oct. 18)
2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honoree
2011 C-USA All-Academic Team
2011 C-USA Spirit of Service
2012 All-C-USA First Team Honoree
2012 C-USA Outstanding Senior of the Meet
2012 NCAA Mountain Athlete of the Year
2012 C-USA All-Academic
2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honoree
Four time 2012 C-USA Athlete of the Week

2012 (Senior): Became the first woman in program history to receive four cross country All-American honors ... finished fifth at the NCAA Championships posting a personal-best of 19:41.0 in the women's 6K race ... claimed third straight crown at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a time of 20:10.8 ... was once again named the NCAA Mountain Female Athlete of the Year ... earned third Conference USA title with a personal-best time of 16:42.8 ... recorded six top-three finishes in the Orange and Blue ... was named the C-USA Outstanding Senior of the Meet and concluded the season with four C-USA Athlete of the Week honors.

2011 (Junior): Became the first female to win two consecutive titles at the NCAA Mountain Regional with a time of 20:35.2 and was named the 2012 NCAA Mountain Regional Female Athlete of the Year ... finished 25th at the NCAA Championships with a season-best of 20:12.7 and earned All-American allocates ... crossed the finish line second at the C-USA Championships with a personal-best of 16:14.7 in the 5K ... claimed her third Lobo Invitational title with a time of 17:16.2 ... took gold for the third straight year at the Kachina Classic running a time of 16:59.8 ... claimed first at the Pre-Nationals Invitational clocking in a time of 20:19 in the 6K ... was the first runner to cross the finish line at the Lori Fitzgerald meet posting a time of 17:41.7 ... took third at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 17:05 ... was named the C-USA Athlete of the Week four time during the season.

2010 (Sophomore): Garnered back-to-back USTFCCCA All-American accolades running to a fourth-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships with a time of 20:16 ... made UTEP history becoming the first female to win a regional title crossing the finish line first at 20:02 at the NCAA Mountain Regional ... named Mountain Region Athlete of the Year and Conference USA Athlete of the Year after claiming the league crown for the second consecutive year clocking in a personal best andnew championship record time of 16:27 ... won six of eight races competed in earning C-USA Athlete of the Week three times for her performances at the Lobo Invitational, Kachina Classic and the Prenational meet ... eclipsed own meet record at Lobo Invitational with a time of 17:00 ... also crossed the finish line first at the UTEP Lori Fitzgerald Invitational with a time of 16:22 ... tabbed a C-USA Scholar Athlete, USTFCCCA All-Academic and a Honda Sports Award nominee.

2009 (Freshman): Selected as the Conference USA Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year becoming the first freshman in league history to win the award ... earned USTFCCCA All-American honors following a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships clocking in a time of 20:11 ... placed fourth at the Mountain Region Championships, 20:46.5, to be named an all-region honoree ... Took gold at the C-USA Championships crossing the finish line at 17:46.3 ... finished fourth at the Pre-National Invitational with a time of 20.33.9... placed eighth at the 5K Bill Dellinger Invitational, 16:46.58 ... paced the Kachina Classic with a winning time of 18:07.7 ... champion at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational with a time of 16:07.3 ... won her first collegiate race at the season opener Lobo Invitational clocking in with a time of 17:21.67.

Before UTEP: Was a three-time district and province champions in the 3,000-meter run ... member of the math club at the Sing'ore Girls Secondary School in Iten, Kenya.

Personal: Majoring in nursing ... daughter of Benjamin and Mary Kimaiyo ... born on April 5, 1989 in Marakwet, Kenya.

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