MINERS

Sviatlana Trukshanina
20  Sviatlana Trukshanina

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minsk, Belarus

High School:
Republic Olympic

Height:
5-11

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

Sviatlana Trukshanina

2009-10 (JUNIOR): One of two players to appear in every game on the year ... made 19 starts after cracking the top five just twice in her first two years ... guarded much closer than in previous years but continued to knock down shots ... filled up 41.4 percent of her triples (1st team/3rd C-USA) ... showed off a good stroke at the free-throw line by sinking 10-of-12 for .833 percent (1st team/4th C-USA) ... overall contributed 4.9 ppg (8th team), 1.2 apg (5th) and 0.9 rpg in 17.6 mpg.

2008-09 (SOPHOMORE): Led Conference USA and rated second nationally with a school-record 48.4 three-point field-goal percentage ... connected on 59 triples, which was the fourth-highest single-season total in school history ... also led the team in overall field-goal percentage ... the Miners set program standards for three pointers made and attempted ... one of four UTEP players to compete in every game on the year ... nailed a school-record-tying seven triples in a triumph against Tulsa (1/22/09).

2007-08 (FRESHMAN): Back-up guard who showed flashes of long-range shooting ability throughout 20 games played on the year ... four of seven field goals on the campaign were of the three-point variety ... twice tallied five points in a game, achieving the feat against Savannah State (12/15) and Tulsa (3/1) ... accounted for six of her nine boards on the season against SSU ... registered a career-high two helpers and her lone block of the campaign vs. UAPB (11/30) ... season-high 22 minutes at Nebraska.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Member of Belarusian National Team ... this past summer, she played with her national team at the European Championship U20 Group A in Sofia, Bulgaria ... the field was made up of the top-16 countries in Europe, and Trukshanina helped Belarus notch an 11th-place result ... also competing in the tournament were Spain, Serbia, France, Turkey, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Israel and Hungary.

PERSONAL: Full name is Sviatlana Yevgenievna Trukshanina ... friends call her Sveta ... international studies major ... daughter of Yaugeni and Holga Trukshanina ... has one brother, Mikhail ... nickname is "Swick", referring to her being a pure shooter as that is the noise after a made basket ... born 6/8/87 (Minsk, Belarus).

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
2007-08 20-0 111/5.6 7-24 .292 4-18 .222 2-2 1.000 2 7 9/0.5 4 9 11 1 7 20 1.0
2008-09 30-2 567/18.9 85-180 .472 59-122 .484 17-19 .895 15 19 34/1.1 47 33 31 3 7 246 8.2
2009-10 32-19 563/17.6 55-121 .455 36-87 .414 10-12 .833 9 21 30/0.9 46 38 37 9 19 156 4.9
TOTAL 82-21 1241/15.1 147-325 .452 99-227 .436 29-33 .879 26 47 73/0.9 97 80 79 13 33 422 5.1