The list includes 11 representatives from the football program, four from track & field, and one each from men's golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
UTEP senior punter Ian Campbell has been named to the 2012 All-Conference USA second team, as voted on by the league's 12 head coaches.
UTEP's head coach held his final weekly press gathering on Monday, reflecting on the Southern Miss win before announcing his retirement.
UTEP to Honor 17 Seniors in Final Contest of 2012 Seeking its first winning streak of the season, UTEP caps the 2012 campaign with a home game against Rice.
UTEP (2-8) plays its final road game of the season on Saturday against 0-10 Southern Miss.
Coach Mike Price, LB Josh Fely, DL Marcus Bagley, C Eloy Atkinson and QB Nick Lamaison dissect the Miners' 24-7 loss to the fourth-ranked Sooners.
Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
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Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese
2011 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games at center ... helped the Miners rank tied for fourth nationally in long plays of 70+ yards (four), tied for sixth in plays of 60+ yards (seven), and tied for 17th in plays of 50+ yards (nine) from scrimmage ... the Miners scored 22 rushing touchdowns in the red zone ... UTEP's 154.9 yards rushing per game marked its third-best effort in 13 years ... UTEP registered four players with 150+ yards rushing ... tabbed All-C-USA Honorable Mention.
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games, starting four of the last five at center ... missed three contests with an ankle injury ... helped the Miners tie for 16th nationally in tackles for losses allowed (4.4 per game) ... UTEP was also tied for 33rd in the country in sacks allowed per game (1.5) ... the Miners averaged 26.0 points and 360.4 yards ... the Miners' 2010 offensive highlights included Trevor Vittatoe becoming the school's all-time passing and total offense leader ... UTEP also had five players with 200+ yards rushing for the first time since 1983.
2009 (FRESHMAN): Served as the Miners' backup center and established himself as one of the top rookies in Conference USA ... played 207 snaps total and tallied 16 knockdowns ... helped UTEP set a school record with 5,144 yards of offense.
2008: Redshirted ... earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated the no. 129 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com ... All-Metro Co-MVP and District 32-5A Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior at Los Fresnos High School ... also a unanimous first team All-Valley choice in 2007, as well as second team All-Region ... second team All-District and All-Valley pick his junior year ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Scott Ford ... saw action at right tackle and left tackle as a sophomore, and was a full-time starter at left tackle as a junior and senior ... helped Los Fresnos High to a 31-5 record over three seasons with back-to-back area, district and bi-district titles in 2006 and 2007 ... competed in track and field and powerlifting as a prep as well ... regional qualifier in the shot put his junior year ... second team Academic All-State honoree who was in the top 10 percent of his class academically.
PERSONAL: Parents are Eloy, Sr. and Alma Atkinson ... has two brothers and one sister ... full name is Eloy Atkinson, Jr. ... born 1/24/90 (Brownsville, Texas) ... Business Management major.