2008 (JUNIOR): Saw action in 31 matches ... recorded a season-high nine kills at SMU and scored 10 points and six digs ... posted seven blocks at UCF ... had eight kills against Memphis at the C-USA Championships ... tallied five blocks against Weber State. 2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 26 games, making one start ... tallied 17 kills and digs while posting 12 blocks, five aces and three assists for a total of 26.5 points ... pounded a season-best six kills versus North Dakota State while also recording a personal-best nine digs.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in 16 matches with 11 starts ... totaled 37 kills, three aces and put up 20 total blocks (three solo, 17 assisted) ... contributed a total of 51.5 points for the Miners ... best match came against Towson where she tallied a career-high seven kills and four blocks for a total of 9.5 points ... contributed 19 digs and three aces for UTEP.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the El Paso Times All-City second team in 2004 while also earning an All-City nod in track ... four-year track letterwinner ... was the district champion in the 400 and 800 meter dash ... named Gatorade Player of the Year for her achievements in track ... member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Irma Luisana Blanco is the daughter of Alan Blanco and Irma E. Torres ... majoring in Health Promotions and Secondary Education ... she has one brother (Alan, 15) ... born June 20, 1987 in El Paso, Texas.