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College Sports

Hawaii Leaving the WAC

The University of Hawaii has what is described as a "strong agreement in principle" to join the Mountain West Conference in football, people involved told the Star-Advertiser.

Kimaiyo Named Athlete of the Year

EL PASO – Sophomore Risper Kimaiyo has been tabbed the 2010 Mountain Region Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association the organization announced on Wednesday.

UTEP Women's Basketball Too Much in Season Opener

A dominating effort on the boards (54-28), timely runs and stifling defense added up to a 72-57 win for the UTEP women’s basketball team against UC Irvine in the season opener for both squads at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday.

UTEP Cross Country Runner Makes School History

All-American Risper Kimaiyo became the first woman in program history to win a NCAA cross country regional meet crossing the finish line with a course record time of 20:02 at the 2010 Mountain Regional Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, on

Elite Tennis Player Chooses NM State

Las Cruces, N.M.-One of South Africa's elite women's tennis players has signed a national letter of intent to play for New Mexico State University for the start of the Fall 2011 semester.

Burns Earns All-WAC Honors

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -Sophomore midfielder/forward Crystal Burns was named second team All-WAC, the conference office announced.

UTEP Pair Win CUSA Titles

Sophomores Risper Kimaiyo and Elkana Rotich ran away with individual titles at the 2010 Conference USA Cross Country Championships at the Indian Springs Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday morning.

Giddens Named WAC Volleyball Player of the Week

The New Mexico State senior Kayleigh Giddens has been named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week Oct. 18-24. This is the third Player of the Week honor of the season for Giddens and the fifth of her career.

Giddens Named WAC Volleyball Player of the Week

Senior outside hitter Kayleigh Giddens has been named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 4-10.

UTEP Softball Named All-Academic Team

EL PASO – The UTEP softball squad has been named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Academic Team for the 2009-2010 academic year. In addition, six Miners were individually honored as NFCA Scholar Athletes.

UTEP Softball Faces NPF All-Stars

The UTEP Softball team hosted former Texas Longhorn Cat Osterman and the National Professional Fast-Pitch All-Stars Wednesday night at the Helen of Troy Complex in an exhibition match.

UTEP Hopes for Turnaround in Conference Play

The UTEP Soccer team dropped two matches in a row this past weekend on the road. UTEP dropped to 2-2 in Conference USA play after an 8-game win streak was snapped.

NMSU Volleyball Falls to #6 Hawai'i at Home

#6 Hawai'i had not been on the road this entire season, and came into the Pan Am Center Wednesday night holding a near perfect 12-1 record.

UTEP Soccer Sweeps Conference Awards

IRVING, TEXAS- Juniors Katie Dorman and Chandra Morden have been chosen as the Conference USA Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, after leading UTEP to a pair of wins on the first weekend of league action, the conference

UTEP Soccer Defeats #25 Memphis, 2-1

Behind goals from Katie Dorman, Gina Soto and a solid showing defensively, UTEP defeated No. 25 Memphis, 2-1, at University Field on Sunday.