MINERS

Gerina Mendoza
 Gerina Mendoza

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roswell, N.M.

High School:
Goddard HS

2006-07 (Senior): Conference USA champion and Player of the Year ... first team All-Conference USA ... tied her career-low score by shooting a nine-under-par 207 (68-68-71) to win the C-USA individual title by five strokes ... became the first player in UTEP women's golf history to capture a conference title, and only the second golfer in school annals to achieve this feat ... led UTEP and Conference USA with a 72.8 stroke average ... finished first at four tournaments -- the ORU Shootout (70-71-73-214), the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational (73-70-74-217), the Arkansas-Little Rock/North Texas Classic (73-68-66-207) and the C-USA Championship ... lost in a playoff at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational to Danielle McVeigh of Texas A&M ... posted five sub-70 rounds on the year, including a career-low 66 at the Arkansas-Little Rock/North Texas Classic ... finished in the top 10 at five tournaments during the season, including tying for second place at the Jeannine McHaney Intercollegiate (70-72-69-211) and tying for 10th place at the Lady Pirate Invitational (75-73-73-221) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

2005-06 (Junior): Rated second on the squad with a 76.8 stroke average ... garnered a team-high four top-10 finishes ... tied for third place at the ORU Shootout ... also tied for fourth at the Red Rock Invitational, eighth at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational and tied for ninth at the Conference USA Championship ... was tied for the individual lead through 36 holes of the C-USA Championship, shooting rounds of 69 and 74 respectively ... achieved her season-low score of 220 at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational.

2004-05 (Sophomore): Fashioned a team-leading 78.8 stroke average ... also led UTEP with three top 10 finishes and five top 20 showings ... best finish was eighth place at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational ... put together her season-low 227 (78-75-74) at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, tying for 10th place ... shot a season best round of 73 at two tournaments (Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire, Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout) ... tied for ninth place at the Marilynn Smith Invitational ... tied for 17th place at the WAC Championship.

2003-04 (Freshman): Played in every tournament as a true freshman ... tallied an 81.0 stroke average ... tied for 17th place at the WAC Championship in El Paso, her best performance of the season ... fired her low score of 239 at the Price's Give `Em Five Intercollegiate ... registered two top 20 finishes on the year.

Before UTEP: Lettered in golf and volleyball at Goddard High School ... All-State honoree in 2001 and 2002 ... three-time All-District selection ... led Goddard High to state titles her last two years as a prep ... won the New Mexico state championship in 2003 after finishing second in 2002 and third in 2001 ... won an All-American award in 2001 ... participated in the Westfield (Ohio) Junior Championship ... earned District 4-4A most valuable player honors in volleyball after helping her team capture the state title her junior and senior year ... named first team All-State and All-District as an outside hitter ... selected to the North-South All-Star Team for volleyball as well ... recipient of the Wendy's Heisman Award.

Personal: Gerina Michelle Mendoza was born on March 29, 1985... math major...parents are Alan and Rita Stevenson...has three brothers and one sister...cousin, Jessica Thompson, played volleyball at Fresno State.