MINERS

Dietra Caldwell
14  Dietra Caldwell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Missouri City, Texas

High School:
Thurgood Marshall HS

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

Experience:
2L

03/05/2009

UTEP Women's Basketball vs. Southern Miss 2/21/09

Photogallery by Brian Kanof

Dietra Caldwell

2009-10: All-around threat who provided one-two punch in the backcourt with Jareica Hughes ... overall ability was most evident when she registered just the second triple-double at the school (11/10/10) vs. Tulsa on Feb. 7 ... it was the initial triple-double by a C-USA women's player in more than two years and sixth all time ... concluded the campaign with 2.9 apg (2nd team/14th C-USA), 4.0 rpg (t-fourth team), 1.6 spg (2nd team/18th C-USA) and 10.5 ppg (2nd team) ... one of four Miners to knock down better than 45 percent from the floor (44.5), and made 36.8 from beyond-the-arc (2nd team/7th C-USA) ... managed just 3.5 rpg in first 13 games of year but picked it up to tune of 4.7 rest of the way ... took care of the ball with a +1.6 assist-to-turnover ratio (1st team/5th C-USA) ... nailed 1.9 threes per tilt (1st team/5th C-USA).

2008-09: Honored as the 2009 Conference USA Freshman of the Year ... drilled 64 three pointers, a UTEP rookie record and the third most ever at the school ... effort helped team set a program mark for three-pointers made and field-goal percentage ... became the ninth Miner in school history to connect on more three-point field-goals in a year than two-point field goals ... rated second on the team in assists and third in both points and steals ... tallied double-digits in 16 games, which was the third most ever by a UTEP rookie ... boasted a team-best overall plus/minus total of +108.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Four-year letterwinner at Thurgood Marshall High School in the Houston area ... served as captain for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 teams which claimed district titles ... picked up first-team all-district honors during her junior campaign ... known as a strong, persistent, hard-working player ... was one of the top scoring players on both her high school and AAU squad ... cited leading her club team to a tournament title at a prestigious tournament in Dallas as one of her biggest thrills ... also earned a letter in cross country ... ranked in the top-10 percent of her class and was an annual member of the honor roll ... member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Full name is Dietra Deanna Caldwell ... a nursing major ... daughter of Phyllis and Delancy Caldwell ... has four siblings ... born 12/19/89 (Temple, Texas).

Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. ORB DRB TOT/AVG PF AST TO BLK STL PTS AVG
2008-09 29-23 864/29.8 98-252 .389 64-150 .427 23-41 .561 23 71 94/3.2 56 64 42 13 33 283 9.8
2009-10 30-28 934/31.1 109-245 .445 56-152 .368 40-55 .727 19 102 121/4.0 57 86 55 10 47 314 10.5
TOTAL 59-51 1798/30.5 207-497 .417 120-302 .397 63-96 .656 42 173 215/3.6 113 150 97 23 80 597 10.1