MINERS

Andrea Palafox
 Andrea Palafox

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

Position:
Air Rifle, Smallbore

Experience:
3L

05/09/2012

Thirty-Eight Miners to Graduate on Saturday

The total number ties the school record and features student-athletes from seven teams.

05/02/2012

UTEP's Rotich, Brown, Carrera, Joyce Snag Top UTEP Athletic Honors

The Miners held their annual end-of-the-year athletic awards banquet, "Dinner with the Miners," on Wednesday night.

03/27/2012

138 Student-Athletes Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

138 student-athletes earn placement on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

03/12/2012

Rifle Garners Postseason Accolades

Head coach George Brenzovich was named Coach of the Year and several Miners were named All-Americans.

03/11/2012

Miners Finish Fifth at NCAA Championships

The UTEP rifle team concluded their season at the NCAA Championships in Ohio on Saturday.

• 2011 NRA Second Team All-American
• 2010 NRA Honorable Mention All-American
• Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2009, 2010, 2011)

2010-11 (Junior): Competed in all 11 matches for the Miners ... posted a score of 591 in three matches ... registered nine matches over the 580 mark ... recorded the best smallbore average on the squad with 571 ... registered a season-high 577 against Jacksonville State (Oct. 3).

2009-10 (Sophomore): One of two rifle team members to participate in all 12 matches ... second best aggregate score on team with a 584 in air rifle ... fired over 580 nine different times in air rifle ... registered 592 against TCU ... posted a season high 593 against Mississippi in air rifle ... season aggregate score of 564 in smallbore.

2008-09 (Freshman): Tabbed second team All-American in air gun by the Collegiate Coaches Rifle Association ... fired over the 580 mark in air gun in nine of 12 matches - the most on the Miner squad ... combined for a season aggregate score of 583.17, the second highest team total ... registered a season-high mark of 589 at TCU and scored a 588 at Ole Miss.

High School: A member of the Mexican National Team ... participated in six international meets including the World Cup, Pan-American Games and Central American Games ... took bronze at the 2006 Cartagena de Indias as part of the Mexican team with 1653 points ... fired a personal best 393 in air rifle and 572 in smallbore ...attended Instituto Guanajuato.

Personal: Andrea Palafox is the daughter of Marcos Palafox Alcocer and Luz Maria Lopez ... born Jan. 26, 1988 in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico ... has two brothers, Marco (28) and Arturo (24) Palafox ... Marcos Palafox Alcocer (father) was part of the Mexican National Team and now coaches a team in Mexico... brother, Marcos Palafox shot for the Mexican National Team from 1999-06.