Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
Miners to play three games against the Pirates
UTEP takes two of three from Siena
Leasau belts two grand slams to lift Miners in game two
Picks up sixth win of season
·2013 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2013 (FRESHMAN): Made 12 appearances with five game starts in the circle ... recorded a win on the season ... threw 25.2 innings with 12 Ks on season ... went 1-for-2 with a run scored versus Houston (4/13) ... threw a complete game with six strikeouts in a win over Siena (3/27).
PRIOR TO UTEP: Finished her senior season with a .407 batting average and 35RBI at Americas High School (District 1-5A champions in 2012) ... went 10-5 with a 2.75 ERA ... 2012 District 1-5A co-MVP with high school teammate Taylor Grohmann ... in 2011 she batted .560 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI and a 15-1 record in the circle.
PERSONAL: Jade Jordan Rodriguez is the daughter of Keith and Sophie Rodriguez ... mother received masters from UTEP ... has one brother, Keith Jr. and one sister, Julia Rae ... born 2/3/94 (El Paso, Texas) ... physical therapy major ... nickname is JRod.