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Former Miner Natasha Lacy To Be Inducted Into El Paso Athletic's Hall Of Fame

Natasha Lacy

Natasha Lacy

March 22, 2013

EL PASO, Texas Former Miner Natasha Lacy has been inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame. The formal ceremony will be held May 1.

Lacy starred with the Miners during the historical 2007-08 campaign, helping the squad capture the program's first conference championship. UTEP finished 28-4, including 16-0 in Conference USA action, while advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It marked the Miners' initial appearance in the Big Dance.

She averaged 13 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 3.3 steals while starting all 32 games after arriving as a senior transfer from TCU. She was an Associated Press Honorable-Mention All-American. Other honors included being the 2008 C-USA Newcomer of the Year , an All C-USA second-team member and being tabbed to the C-USA All Defensive Team.

Her 108 steals set a UTEP single-season record while she placed second on the squad in assists and third in rebounding.

Following the campaign, Lacy was the 28th overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft. Teammate Izabela Piekarska was chosen 40th overall in the draft, making UTEP one of eight schools in the country to have multiple individuals be picked.

Lacy enjoyed a prolific high school career in El Paso, and is believed to be the first native of the city to enjoy a professional career in women's basketball.

The hall of fame banquet will be held on May. 1. For ticket information, contact Bruce Reichman (915-373-9126) or Cindy Spitz (915-204-3366).

 

 

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