UTEP Women's Basketball To Hold Media Day Wednesday
Oct. 12, 2010
EL PASO, TEXAS- The UTEP women's basketball team will take a break from its preparations for the upcoming 2010-11 season in order to hold its annual "Media Day" at the Foster Stevens Center at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Interviews with the Miners' coaching staff and players will be held at the onset of the event, before the media take center stage for a couple of competitions. There will be a free-throw shooting contest, in addition to a dribbling relay race. Individuals and media teams will be honored at the conclusion of the media day challenge.
UTEP brings back seven letterwinners from last year's squad (16-16), including five individuals who started at last 15 games during the 2009-10 campaign. Notable returnees include juniors Dietra Caldwell (2009 C-USA Freshman of the Year) and Briana Green (two-year starter), sophomore Anete Steinberga (2010 All C-USA freshman team) and senior sharpshooter Sviatlana Trukshanina (.436 career three-point FG%). Buoying the returnees will be seven newcomers (four transfers and three true freshmen).
The Miners, who has the top winning percentage in C-USA over the past four years (84-40;.677), will face St. Mary's in an exhibition contest on Nov. 7. UTEP will tip off the regular season when it plays host to UC Irvine on Nov. 13.
Season tickets for the season are now on sale, with $50 guaranteeing individuals a reserved floor seat for every regular-season home game (17). Please call (915) 747-6150 for all ticket orders and inquiries.