A Cumulative 3.75 GPA Is Required To Earn Medal
The UTEP football team ended its spring season under first year head coach Sean Kugler before a crowd of 2,581, the largest attendance since the 2004 campaign.
Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
Nathan Jeffery ran for 73 yards and had a 61-yard touchdown reception, highlighting UTEP's first scrimmage of the spring on Friday in the Sun Bowl.
UTEP's head coach held his final weekly press gathering on Monday, reflecting on the Southern Miss win before announcing his retirement.
Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
UTEP 35 Houston 45.
UTEP ITEM: Recipient of a 2012 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal (minimum 3.75 GPA).
PRIOR TO UTEP: Texas Top-300 Player by Dave Campbell's Magazine ... first team All-District and second team All-State quarterback as a senior at Central Catholic HS ... completed 112-of-217 passes (51.6 percent) for 1,876 yards and 24 touchdowns with three interceptions his senior year ... also rushed for 820 yards and 11 scores ... completed 103-of-175 passes (58.9 percent) for 1,775 yards with 20 TDs and five picks as a junior on his way to second team All-District accolades ... three-year varsity letterwinner and two-year starter at signal-caller, posting an 18-6 record with two trips to the state playoffs ... team lost to eventual state champion Plano Prestonwood his senior year ... served as student council president for all four years in high school ... member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society ... ranked third in his graduating class academically and made the Principal's List for superior achievement in the classroom ... also an Academic All-State choice ... ran track for Central Catholic High as well, competing in the 400 meters and 4x100 relay.
PERSONAL: Parents are Vince and Diane Sullivan ... has one brother and one sister ... born 5/19/92 (Dallas, Texas) ... undeclared major.