MINERS

Niya Santiago
24  Niya Santiago

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
South Plainfield, N.J.

Last College:
Panola JC

Height:
5-4

Position:
Guard

Experience:
TR

Prior to UTEP: Joins UTEP from Panola JC, the program which produced former Miner Tasha Marisett ... signed with Fairfield University out of high school before landing with Panola ... contributed 11 ppg in her one year with Panola to earn honorable-mention all-conference accolades ... while a four-time letterwinner at South Planfield HS, where she helped lead her squad to 84 victories ... team MVP on consecutive 24-victroy seasons as a junior and senior ... contributed 11.6 ppg, 5.0 apg and 4.0 spg for her career ... first-team all state and all county as a senior ... led team in scoring as sophomore and senior ... daughter of Tonya and Richard Santiago ... born Niya Shanae Santiago on Oct. 25, 1989, in Plainfield, N.J.