Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
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UTEP ITEM: Multiple selection to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Participated in 11 games ... backed up Eloy Atkinson at center.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Three-year letterwinner for Horizon High School in El Paso ... tabbed a first team All-District 24A performer as a junior and senior ... also grabbed second team All-City accolades as a senior, in addition to being voted the offensive line MVP at the El Paso senior all-star game ... chosen honorable mention All-District as a sophomore ... three-year letterwinner in track & field while earning one letter in basketball ... two-time member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Full name is Paulo Abraham Melendez ... has one brother and one sister ... son of Alfredo Melendez and Maria Guadalupe Melendez ... born 8/23/92 (El Paso, Texas) ... Education major.