Cristina Cobb-Adams will enter her second year as an assistant softball coach. Cobb-Adams was part of a coaching staff that saw the Miners make positive strides, while she was one of the key factors for the hitting improvement.
The Miners ended the season with nine league wins after winning just six the past three seasons, while their 17 overall wins were the most in four seasons. The season-ending 4-1 victory over East Carolina on May 4 was only the second time UTEP ended a season with a win - the last coming to end the 2006 season, a 5-1 win over UAB on May 7.
UTEP recorded its' first-ever road sweep of a conference opponent - a three-game cleanup over LA Tech on March 15-16. The Miners also completed a conference home sweep over Middle Tennessee (April 12-13). It was the first home sweep of a league foe since the 2010 season.Offensively, UTEP finished with a team batting average of .290 - third best in program history. The team's 402 hits is fifth time the Miners have reached 400+ hits in a season
Defensively, after compiling 89 errors in 2012 and 81 in last season, the Miners committed 69 errors - the fourth least in program history. Their .952 fielding percentage was the best since the 2011 season (.953).
Cobb-Adams was an assistant at Portland State under Echo-Hawk for the 2013 season. Prior to Portland State, she had spent the previous five years as an assistant coach at Princeton, her alma mater. Cobb-Adams helped the Tigers to the Ivy League Championship in 2008.
The 2006 graduate of Princeton University was a four-year starter at shortstop for the Tigers. She helped guide Princeton to three Ivy League Championships and a trio of NCAA Regional appearances (2003, 2005 and 2006). She earned All-Ivy League honors twice and was a team captain her senior season.
The native of Dublin, Calif. started 201 of Princeton's 202 games during her career while logging 627 at-bats, fourth most in program history. She completed her playing career with 161 hits, 32 doubles, five triples and 69 RBI while compiling a .257 batting average.