The Miners held their annual end-of-the-year athletic awards banquet, "Dinner with the Miners," on Wednesday night.
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138 student-athletes earn placement on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Head coach George Brenzovich was named Coach of the Year and several Miners were named All-Americans.
The UTEP rifle team concluded their season at the NCAA Championships in Ohio on Saturday.
2011 NCAA Elite 88 Honoree
2010-11 (Junior): Fired in all 11 contests for the Miners ... led the Miners in air rifle, posting a season average of 589 ... shot 590 or better in six matches, including five with a 591 mark ... registered the second-best average in smallbore with 570 ... fired a season-best 576 twice (vs. Nevada and at TCU) ... finished 7th at the NCAA championships after shooting a 691.7 in the tournament finals.
2009-10 ( Sophomore): Saw action in all 12 matches ... led Miners with a season aggregate score of 591 in air rifle and 573 in smallbore ... registered over 580 in all 12 matches and over 590 in nine ... fired a season high 596 in air rifle against Nevada.
2008 (Freshman): Ended the season ranked eighth nationally after firing 586 at the NCAA Air Rifle Championships ... stormed on to the scene mid-season, participating in the UTEP's final four matches ... fired above the 580-mark in all contests ... twice notched a season-best 587 to post a team-high 584.75 air rilfe average ... registered a personal-high 575 vs. Nevada.
High School: Participtated in eight world cup games while firing air rifle and 3x20 gun ... took bronze at the 2007 Pan American Games ... was the Sportsman of the Year awarded by the her home state of Tamaulipas ... winner of two gold medals and a bronze at the Centeral American Games in 2006.
Personal: Alix Rocío Moncada Aguirre is the daughter of Joel Moncada and Rosa Elia Aguirre ... born Dec. 7, 1989 in Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico ... has two brothers, Joel Adrián (24) and Alan (21) ... majoring in marketing and accounting.