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Irene Gari
4  Irene Gari

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Oliva, Spain

High School:
Blume

Height:
6-1

Position:
G/F

Experience:
2L

11/18/2014

UTEP Continues Busy Start To Season With Match-Up Vs. Northern Arizona

Tickets Are $5 For Adults & $3 For Kids

11/15/2014

UTEP Aims At 2-0 Start At SMU Sunday

Contest Is Meeting Between Two Former League Rivals

11/14/2014

Turner's Career Night Leads UTEP Past NM State, 78-73

Miners Win For Sixth Time In Past Seven Meetings With Aggies

11/13/2014

UTEP To Play Host To NM State In 2014-15 Season Opener Friday

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11/07/2014

Miners Cruise Past St. Mary's, 77-50, In Exhibition Contest

Sparkle Taylor Leads Way With 20 Points

11/19/2014

UTEP Women's Basketball vs Northern Arizona

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

11/14/2014

UTEP Women's Basketball vs New Mexico State

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

04/05/2014

UTEP Women's Basketball vs Rutgers

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

02/05/2014

UTEP Women's Basketball vs Louisiana Tech

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

12/03/2013

UTEP Women's Basketball vs NMSU

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

C-USA Freshman of the Week (12/10/12)
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2013 & 2014)
C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist (2013)
Competed In European Championships With Spain

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 35 contests on the year, totaling 358 minutes (10.2 avg.), one of nine UTEP players to average 10-plus minutes per game on the year ... averaged 3.8 ppg with a .418 field goal percentage and a .314 three-point percentage ... scored a season high 18 points at home against Marshall (1/29) ... in the Marshall game, she tied a career-high in field goals made (six) and attempted (nine) ... registered six double-digit scoring efforts ... collected a season-high seven rebounds at home against Texas Southern (12/29) ... finished 29 for 39 from the FT line (.744) ... appeared in the first 25 games on the year ... dished out a career-high 60 assists during the campaign ... connected on six of seven field goal attempts against Northern Colorado (11/27) ... logged double figures in playing time the final three tilts of regular season.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Started 23 of 32 games on the year, earning 23.8 mpg ... broke into starting line-up the third game of the year, which marked the first of 21 straight starting nods ... battled injuries down the stretch, which forced her into more of a reserve role ... recorded seven double-digit scoring games, including a career-best 19 points & grabbed five boards in the Miners' rout of I-10 rival NM State, 66-44, (12/5) ... that effort, combined with a 14-point, five rebound showing in triumph vs. ENMU (12/8) helped her earn Conference USA Freshman of the Week accolades (12/10) ...third on the team in three pointers made (20), including a clutch trey with 34 seconds left to put UTEP ahead (54-52) for good in an eventual conquest of UAB in the 2013 C-USA quarterfinals (3/14) ... had been 1-of-9 from the floor to that point ... the 20 treys are the 10th most in a single season by a UTEP freshman ... showed off a good passing touch with 50 assists, including a career-high-tying four in the opening contest vs. Marshall of C-USA tourney (3/13) ... made great lob pass to Anete Steinberga for the game-winning lay-up with 10 seconds to play at Rice (1/24) ... fourth on the squad in boards (3.0 rpg) while rating fifth in scoring (5.5 ppg) ... secured five or more rebounds in nine tilts.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Ample international experience for Spain in various tournaments in Europe, most recently the U18 Eurobasket in summer 2012 ... aided Spain to a fifth-place finish in their section of the event in Romania, which automatically qualified them for the 2013 World U19 Championships ... tallied 13 points and played 23 minutes in a 71-60 victory against Turkey to clinch fifth place (8/5/12) ... posted a team-high 14 points in 22 minutes in a 76-36 rout against Greece (8/1/12) ... also was key member of Spain's team that played at the 2010 FIBA U16 European Championships ... poured in Eurobasket career-high 22 points against Netherlands (8/12/10), aided by drilling four triples ... set personal best for rebounds at seven against Poland (8/13/10) ... had two games with at least three assists and four contests with a trio of steals.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Ana Juila and Vincente Gari ... has two brothers ... started playing basketball at the age of 12 ... enjoys going to the movies and hanging out with her family in her spare time ... is a business major.

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