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Deborah Martinez
 Deborah Martinez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico

High School:
Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Guaymas

Description

UTEP ITEMS: Member of UTEP's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... selected to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll each of the last three years ... two-time selection to the C-USA Women's Golf All-Academic Team (2008, 2009).

2009-10 (SENIOR): A third team All-Conference USA honoree ... participated in nine of 10 tournaments ... finished third on the team with a stroke average of 76.9 ... tied for ninth place at the ORU Shootout ... finished in the top 20 at three tournaments ... shot a low round of 69 at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic where she tied for 13th place ... recipient of a C-USA academic medal for boasting a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.

2008-09 (JUNIOR): Third team All-Conference USA pick ... second on the squad with a 77.8 stroke average ... finished in the top 20 at three tournaments, including eighth at the ORU Shootout to direct UTEP to second place as a team ... earned C-USA Golfer of the Week honors for leading the Miners at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational ... achieved her low round (72) and low score (218) in the Miners' season-opening tournament, the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic ... missed three spring tournaments with a wrist injury ... returned to play in the final two events of the season, including tying for 18th place at the Conference USA Championship.

2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Garnered third team All-Conference USA honors ... registered UTEP's best stroke average (78.7) while appearing in all 10 tournaments ... ranked 18th in Conference USA in stroke average ... picked up a pair of top-10 finishes, landing eighth at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic and 10th at the ORU Shootout ... achieved her low score of 220 at the Susie Maxwell tourney ... fired her low round of 72 at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic.

2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 10 tournaments as a true freshman ... fashioned a 79.1 stroke average ... best finish was a tie for 28th place at the Arkansas-Little Rock/North Texas Classic ... carded her season-best 226 (75-76-75) at the Lady Pirate Invitational.

BEFORE UTEP: Played competitively in Arizona in 2004 and 2005 ... won the Antigua Junior Tournament in Green Valley and the Southwest Section PGA PING Junior Players Series in Goodyear in 2005 ... also champion of the third flight of the Junior Girls State Championship in Scottsdale ... notched runner-up showings at the Mesa City Junior Championship and Phoenix Metro Junior Championship ... took first place at the Silver Bell Tournament "PGA Southwest Section" in Tucson, the Southern Arizona Junior Championship in Green Valley and the Tucson City Junior Championship in 2004 ... attended the UCLA Future All-American camp in 2005, and the Nike Golf School and Junior Camps in 2003 ... won a pair of tournaments in Tucson and finished 12th at Mexican Nationals in 2004 ... attended Nike Camps in California in 2003 ... was also a standout basketball and tennis player in high school ... member of gold medal team at Junior National Olympics in 2002, and chosen to the Mexican national team ... president of the student association of the Tecnologico de Monterrey, helping the poor and orphans of her city.

PERSONAL: Full name is Deborah Martinez Villarreal ... economics major ... parents are Sergio Martinez and Reyna Villarreal ... has one sister, Pamela (18).

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