The Miners held their annual end-of-the-year athletic awards banquet, "Dinner with the Miners," on Wednesday night.
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138 student-athletes earn placement on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Figueroa named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® second team
Senior libero Stephanie Figueroa was honored for her performance in the classroom as well as in the court, as she was named to the 2011 Conference USA All-Academic Volleyball Team, the league announced Tuesday.
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Four-time Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week (9/27/10, 10/11/10,8/29/11 and 9/12/11)
Named Conference USA Player of the Week on Sept. 27 and again on Oct. 11 ... the only player to see action in all 111 sets for UTEP ... totaled 476 digs in 2010 to rank third in UTEP's recordbook for digs in a season ... posted double-digit dig performances in 25 of 33 matches played, eight of which were over 15 and seven matches with over 20 digs ... averaged 4.29 digs per set to rank seventh in Conference USA and fourth in UTEP's season annals ... ranked third on the squad in assists with 75 ... registered .961 percentage in serve receptions, including a .934 mark in conference action ... registered double-digit dig performances in all but three matches in conference play ... combined for 318 digs in league-only contests and ranked fifth in C-USA in digs per set, averaging 4.75 ... also chipped in 15 aces and four kills ... picked up a career-high 29 digs against SMU (11/12) ... Figueroa's 23 digs vs. East Carolina (9/25) ranks tied for fourth among UTEP's all-time leaders for digs in a three set match ... also ranks tied for fifth in school records after recording 22 against SMU (10/31) ... her 28 digs against UAB rank tied for third in UTEP annals for digs in a four set match ... named to the UTSA Classic all-tournament team.
IOWA WESTERN (2008, 2009): Helped the Reivers to a 42-6 record on their way to a sixth-place finish at the NJCAAA Championships ... named to the NJCAA All-America First Team ... a two-time all-region selection ...is Iowa Western's all-time career leader in digs with 1, 691 ... ranks first all-time in digs in a season posting 945 for a .969 percentage to rank third best all-time in school history.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Colegio Carmen Sol with a 4.00 GPA ... named the team's MVP in 2007 ... member of the honor society.
PERSONAL: Stephanie Marian Figueroa is the daughter of Manuel Figueroa and Maria Perez ... she has a brother, Manuel (21), and one sister, Yesenia (11) ... born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico ... is a two-time USA Volleyball Junior Olympics gold medal winner ... took gold at the 2007 AUU in Orlando, Fla. ... is a three-time Puerto Rico National Beach Volleyball champion.