Former Miner Parker Earns Bronze Medal At London Olympics
Aug. 11, 2012
Former UTEP soccer standout Kelly Parker earned a bronze medal after Canada defeated France, 1-0, on Aug. 9. Parker was one of 18 individuals on the Canadian squad, and she appeared in contests during her squad's run to securing third place.
The native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was one of the greatest players to ever wear a Miner uniform, tormenting the opposition from 1999-2002. At the time of her graduation she was the program's record holder in points (84), with 30 of those courtesy of a UTEP-best 30 career assists.
During her senior season, Parker was an instrumental part of the Miner team which went on to record a 16-3 mark and lead the nation in scoring at 4.42 goals per game. She piled up a single-season school-record 19 assists, with the 1.0 apg the tops in the country.
She would also coach at UTEP, working alongside head coach Kevin Cross as an assistant for more than five years.