A Cumulative 3.75 GPA Is Required To Earn Medal
Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
UTEP will be home for three of its final five regular season games, starting on Saturday against Tulane (6 p.m. MT). It marks the Miners' 81st Homecoming game.
The Miners face SMU on Saturday in the Sun Bowl in search of their first C-USA victory.
UTEP's head coach looked ahead to Conference USA play starting this week at East Carolina. The CW Network will televise the game in El Paso Saturday.
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UTEP ITEM: Recipient of a 2012 & 2013 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal (minimum 3.75 GPA).
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 contests with two starts ... responsible for 34 tackles, including 13 solo stops ... had the fourth-highest number of pass break-ups (five) on the team ... recovered two fumbles at Houston and one more against Rice to lead the team and tie for first in Conference USA ... picked off his first career pass at East Carolina ... registered two pass break-ups in the victory versus I-10 rival NM State ... also broke up a pair of passes against SMU ... piled up 23 tackles over the first five games of Conference USA action ... tallied a season-best six stops at Tulsa in the third tilt of the sequence.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Walk-on who appeared in 12 games, making six starts at strong safety ... registered 47 tackles, 33 of which were of the solo variety ... 31 stops came in league play ... recorded double-digit tackles versus Tulane (10) ... also had two fumble recoveries for 38 yards (20 versus SMU, 18 versus Tulsa).
PRIOR TO UTEP: Three-year starter for San Joaquin Memorial and a two-time All-North Yosemite League first team selection ... second team All-Section honoree as a senior ... captained a squad that forged a 10-2 mark in 2009 ... registered 60 tackles (44 solo), four sacks, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries ... also saw some action on offense, scoring four TDs (two rushing/two receiving) ... had seven carries for 98 yards and caught two passes for 130 yards ... played primarily on defense in 2008, finishing with 56 tackles (34 solo), four interceptions and a trio of sacks ... contributed 26 tackles (18 solo) and an interception as a sophomore in 2007.
PERSONAL: Full name is Wesley Austin Miller ... son of Matt and T.J. Miller ... has a younger sister ... born 1/1/92 (Fresno, Calif.) ... Business/Economics major.