Commissioner Carlos Leon Declares April 14, 2014 as UTEP Women’s Basketball Team Day
During the April 14, 2014 Commissioners Court session, Commissioner Leon presented a resolution, approved by the court, declaring April 14, 2014 as UTEP Women’s Basketball Team Day. Head Coach Keitha Adams and Director of Athletics Bob Stull, along with other UTEP staff members graciously accepted the much deserved recognition made on this eventful occasion.
Under Coach Adams, the 2014 UTEP Women’s Basketball Program has become known as a state and national power with five 20-win seasons, three conference championships and three postseason tournament berths in the last eight years. The 2013-2014 Lady Miner’s team tied the school and Conference USA record with 29 earned victories. These Miner ladies have set several school records this season including points, rebounds, assists and steals.
This year’s UTEP Women’s Basketball team captured the hearts of many El Pasoans with an exhilarating WNIT championship game, bringing entire families, alumni and fans together. The UTEP Miner ladies sold out the Don Haskins Center for the first time in program history with 12, 222 UTEP fans filling the venue for the WNIT games against South Dakota State and Rutgers.
During the presentation, Coach Adams presented the county officials with a basketball signed by the 2013-2014 Lady Miners. Commissioner Leon also presented Coach Adams with a signed ball on behalf of the county officials. Director Stull and Coach Adams genuinely expressed some words over the success they have shared with these ladies, academically and on the court.