MINERS

Johni Welles
30  Johni Welles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Barry Goldwater HS

Last College:
Cochise Community

Height:
6-0

Position:
F

Experience:
1L

01/29/2015

UTEP Upended At UAB, 67-52

Miners Battle But Can't Get Enough Shots To Fall

01/28/2015

UTEP Women Open Up Roadswing At UAB Thursday

Miners Will Play Five Of The Next Seven On The Road

01/23/2015

UTEP Women Aiming To Get Back On Track Against Marshall

All Tickets $2 With 2 P.M. Tipoff Against The Thundering Herd

01/21/2015

UTEP Women To Play Host To #24 Western Kentucky

Big Challenge For Miners, With WKU Having Won 13 Straight Contests

01/16/2015

UTEP Women Open Three-Game Homestand Vs. UTSA Saturday

Head Coach Keitha Adams Set To Return To Sidelines After Missing Both Games Last Week

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

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): Competed in 20 games on the season ... scored five points in the season opener against UTPB (11/8) ... arguably best game of the year came at NM State (12/3), scored five points and pulled down five rebounds, both career highs ... snatched 21 rebounds on the season (11 offensive, 10 defensive) ... played season-high nine minutes against UTPB and NM State.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Talented forward who played the two seasons at Cochise Community College ... All Arizona Community College Athletic conference second-team honoree and second-team All-Region recipient in 2012-13 ... paced the squad in rebounds per game (7.6) and points per game (14.8) as a sophomore in 2012-13 ... efforts helped CCC finish 26-6 overall ... consistent scorer, reaching double figures in 26 of 31 games played ... grabbed eight or more rebounds 19 times, including seven contests of at least 10 ... was an even better rebounder as a freshman, with a team-leading 9.7 rpg ... placed second on the squad in scoring (12.3 ppg) ... team finished 18-13 ... previously starred at Barry Goldwater HS, breaking 18 school records during her career ... was the 2010-11 Region Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All-Region honoree.

PERSONAL: Last name is pronounced Wells ... daughter of John & Michelle Welles ... full name is Johnishia, but goes by Johni ... has three brothers & three sisters ... is a biology major & wants to be a forensic pathologist ... started playing basketball in the eighth grade ... enjoys playing Sudoku & watching crime solving TV shows ...if she were in a talent show, she would dance ... cousin of Corey Dillon, who played 10 years in the NFL.