MINERS

Catherine Chavez
3  Catherine Chavez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Eastwood

Height:
5-8

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
2L

10/02/2009

UTEP vs. NM State

The Aggies visit Memorial Gym on Sept. 22.

Chavez Photo Gallery

2008 (JUNIOR):
Started 23 of 26 matches played ... second on the team in kills with 244 ... posted nine double-doubles through the season including back-to-back performances in three different occasions ... recorded 14 double-digit kill games ... downed season-highs 23 kills and 24.5 points against San Diego State ... had 21 kills against Illinois-Chicago ... 20 against SMU.

2007 (SOPHOMORE):
Made 28 of 29 starts for UTEP ... second on the team in kills with 311 (2.99 kpg) and digs with 332 ... third on the team in aces with a total of 27 ... recorded 10 double-doubles ... posted two 20-dig matches including a personal-best 26 against North Dakota State to rate tied for fourth in UTEP annals for digs in a four-game match ... had 17 double-figure kill matches including two over the 20-mark ... tallied 15 double-digit dig performances ... also notched 34 assists, 27 aces and 26 blocks for a total of 354 points ... named to the Sun Bowl Invitational and Texas Southern all-tournament teams.

2006 (FRESHMAN):
Made 30 starts in 32 matches played for the Miners ... fifth on the team in kills with 251 while averaging 2.11 kills per game ... led the team in aces with 31, including a career-high three vs. Dartmouth ... second on the team in assists (95) and digs (356) ... put up six solo blocks while totaling 55 in 2006averaged 2.99 digs per game and contributed 312.5 points for the Miners ... posted 10 games with double-figure kills and 17 double-digit dig performances for a total of seven double-double performances ... recorded three 20+ dig matches, including a career-high 25 against Illinois-Chicago ... hammered a career-high 16 kills against Tulane (Nov. 12) ... saw action at setter for the first time against SMU (Oct. 20) ... posted 10 assists against the Mustangs ... named to the 2006-07 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL:
El Paso native led Eastwood to a 28-8 record in 2005 ... ranked second in the city in kills with 502 and third in digs with 590 in 37 matches ... combined for 22 aces, 77 blocks and 483 assists ... pounded a season-high 30 kills against Rio Rancho and had eight 20-kill matches with 19 triple-doubles and eight double-double performances ... named 2003 El Paso Times All-City honorable mention while totaling 339 kills, 146 blocks, 535 assists, 208 digs and 36 aces ... played for the El Paso Kaepa Sunspots Volleyball Club ... led them to the Sun Country regional title and the 2005 Junior Olympic Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah.

PERSONAL:
Catherine is the daughter of Jaime and Maria Chavez ... she has two brothers (Jaime and Michael) and two sisters (Ana Marie and Bernadette) ... born Dec. 7, 1987 ... nickname is "Cat."