2016-17 Preseason All C-USA Team

2016 All C-USA First Team

2015 UTEP Thanksgiving Classic MVP

2014 C-USA Sixth Player of the Year

C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)

2015-16 (RS JUNIOR): Voted as a 2016 All C-USA first-team honoree ... led the Miners in points/game (13.8-10th C-USA), total offensive rebounds (84) and offensive rebounds/game (2.5-12th C-USA) ... rated second on the squad in assists/game (2.8), rebounds/game (5.6-20th C-USA), steals/game (2.8-second C-USA/18th nation) and third in free-throw percentage (.714-13th C-USA/246th nation) ... recorded the fourth-most steals (95) in a single season at UTEP ... enjoyed a monstrous game (career-high 31 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals in career-high 47 minutes) to help UTEP clinch the C-USA regular-season crown with a double-overtime win vs. Charlotte (2/27) ... with the Miners trailing by two with 15 seconds left, she came up with a steal, drew a foul and sank both free throws to force OT ...became the 12th member of UTEP's 1,000-point club in the win vs. TCU (3/24) ... poured in 24 points to go along with nine rebounds to lead UTEP to its first win in six trips at LA Tech (2/20) ... recorded her first career double-double (14 points, 12 rebounds) at Marshall (2/4) ... scored 13 points and dished out a career-best eight assists vs. UTSA (1/17) ... erupted for a then career-high tying 26 points to help UTEP knock off preseason league favorite Middle Tennessee (1/7) ... was 10-of-11 at the free throw line, helping the Miners go 33 (tied fifth most program history) out of 37 ... flirted with a double-double (seven points, seven boards) in UTEP's victory vs. UNLV (12/19) ... dished out six assists to tie for the second most in a game in UTEP postseason history while her four steals earned a share for fourth against Abilene Christian in a first-round WNIT tilt (3/17) ... had six steals to tie for the second most by a Miner in a league tournament game vs. ODU (3/11) in the C-USA semifinals ... named Tournament MVP of the UTEP Thanksgiving Classic after averaging 17 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 3.5 assists to lead the Miners to the title ... logged 30+ minutes 13 times on the year to more than triple the amount of such total contests (four) her first two full seasons.

2014-15 (RS JUNIOR): Sat out the season due to personal reasons.

2013-14 (RS SOPHOMORE): Named C-USA Sixth Player of the Year ... played in 34 games, starting two of them ... averaged 11.5 points per game, the second-highest figure for the Miners ... 11.5 points per game ranked 27th best in C-USA ... set a career-high in steals for the season with 48, good enough for third best on the team ... converted 72.3% of her free throws (102-141) ... ranked second on the team in free throw attempts and free throws made ... poured in a season high 24 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field against Tulsa (1/11) ... also against Tulsa, pulled down a season-high seven rebounds ... had four 20-plus point performances off the bench ... rolled in 86 points in the final seven games of the regular season (12.3 ppg) ... at C-USA tournament against Louisiana Tech (3/13), she scored 23 points off the bench ... averaged 9.6 points per game in the WNIT.

2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Took a redshirt after tearing her ACL in the exhibition game against St. Mary's.

2011-12 (FRESHMAN):High-energy player who appeared in 32 games, including three starts ... one of eight Miners with a scoring average of at least 5.0 (5.1) ... was third on team total steals (31), tied for third in free throws made (45) and fourth in free-throws attempted (67) ... poured in career-high 25 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven steals in OT triumph at Tulane (1/15) ... sparked the school-record-tying biggest comeback in program history with 17 second-half points against Memphis (1/8) ... had first five points and nine total during a 17-0 UTEP to open second stanza ... scored 18 points against Houston Baptist (11/19) ... had eight points to key UTEP rally vs. UAB in Conference USA semifinal (3/9).

PRIOR TO UTEP: Named to the 2011 Parade Magazine All-American team after pouring in 37.7 ppg to top the country in scoring for the high school girls' regular season while starring for Worthing High School in 2010-11 ... believed to be the first signee of the UTEP women's basketball team to be so distinguished in the 35 years of the publication's award ... aiding her scoring average was a campaign-high 64 points against Booker T. Washington ... also posted game averages of 8.7 rebounds, 5.4 steals and 4.4 assists, and was voted as VYPE Magazine's Girls' Basketball Player of the Year ... her efforts helped the squad post a mark of 20-7 as a senior, which was the fourth straight 20+ victory season during Nash's prep career ... team secured district championship with a mark of 10-1 ... stormed onto the scene as a freshman in 2007-08, tallying 16.7 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.1 spg and 1.2 apg to help her squad go 21-12 ... jumped up to 24.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 3.6 spg and 2.3 apg as a sophomore before piling up 27.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 5.2 apg and 4.5 spg as a junior ... graduated in the top-15 percent of her class.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Barbara Maxwell and Lawrence Thomas ... earned her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from UTEP in December 2014 ... gave birth to her son, Zion Yelder, on Dec. 23, 2014 ... pursuing her master's degree in leadership studies ... has six brothers and one sister ... started playing basketball at the age of 11.


Jenzel Nash

Jenzel  Nash

RS Junior

Houston, Texas

High School:
Worthing HS




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