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UTEP Rotich Named C-USA Postgraduate Honoree

IRVING, Texas – Anthony Rotich (Cross Country) was announced as one of the 14 recipients of the Jim Castaneda Postgraduate Scholarship Award, announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.

The conference annually awards the $4,000 Postgraduate Scholarships to graduates as selected by the C-USA Faculty Athletics Representatives and approved by the Board of Directors.

Rotich, a civil engineer major and mathematics minor, graduated from UTEP as a three-time C-USA All-American honoree and a four-time C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll recipient. The Kenya native was a four-time NCAA Champion and an 11-time Mountain Region Athlete of the Year. He was named the 2014 C-USA Cross Country Athlete of the Year.

Rotich is applying to UTEP’s College of Engineering – Construction Management.

UTEP’s Rotich named C-USA Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year

Irving, Texas- Anthony Rotich marked one last accomplishment off the list on Monday morning; for the fourth-straight year, Rotich was named the Conference USA Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year. C-USA cross country head coaches around the league nominated Rotich as the unanimous winner.

Rotich won a career low two races during the 2015 cross country season, but that was by design. “This year he has been very selfless,” head coach Paul Ereng said. “He wasn’t as concerned this year about winning individually, but he was more concerned about how the team performed as a whole. He was a tremendous inspiration this year.”

Rotich’s storybook career ends with a whopping 63 races won (track and field and cross country combined), 19 individual conference titles, 11 All-America honors and four national titles.

This fall Rotich led the men’s team up to as high as No. 7 in the USTFCCCA Coaches poll. The Miners dashed to an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (best finish since 2007/10th). Rotich finished 15th individually at the NCAA Championships to earn his fourth-consecutive All-America honor. Rotich is only the third runner in program history to be named a four-time cross country All American.

Rotich led the Miners to victories at five meets during the season. On Oct. 2 at the Notre Dame Invitational, he took gold and helped UTEP knock off five men’s team on their way to capturing the team title.

On Halloween, he secured the all-elusive Conference USA team title. From his freshman to junior year, he was a member of teams that finished second place. On this chilly day in Kentucky, Rotich and his team would not be denied and they captured UTEP’s first conference title since 2009.

Author: UTEP Athletics

UTEP’S Rotich Named USTFCCCA Mountain Region Athlete of the Year

For the second-consecutive year, Anthony Rotich has been named the USTFCCCA Mountain Region Athlete of the Year; he becomes only the fourth man in Mountain Region history to have earned this honor in back to back years.

“Anthony has shown tremendous leadership since he first arrived on campus,” cross country head coach Paul Ereng said. “His first couple of years he competed wonderfully as an individual, but these last two years have been special for him.

“This year he has been very selfless. He isn’t concerned about winning individually, but he is more concerned with how the team as a whole performs. He is very encouraging to the rest of the team.”

Rotich is the unquestioned leader of the No. 7 team in the country. Earlier this season, he became the first runner in Conference USA history to win four straight individual cross country titles, but something larger was secured as well: the team title (first since 2009).

Rotich has been an instrumental cog in the success of the team the last four year’s. He will head to this weekend’s NCAA Championships looking to become only the third Miner in program history to become a four-time cross country All American, as well as leading the team to its first top-10 finish since 2007.

The NCAA Championships will be run at 11 a.m. (MT) on Saturday morning. A live stream will be available at NCAA.com.

Author: UTEP Athletics

UTEP XCountry runner Rotich named to C-USA All-Academic Team

Irving, Texas- UTEP’s Anthony Rotich was voted to the Conference USA Cross Country All-Academic team on Friday morning. Rotich was awarded for his work ethic in the classroom and exceptional athletic ability.

This is the third time Rotich has been named to the C-USA All-Academic team. The senior holds a 3.21 GPA and is majoring in multidisciplinary studies. The four-time national champion is coming off his fourth straight individual title at the C-USA Championships; he completed his 8K in 24:44.1 to lead the men’s team to its first conference team title since 2009.

The UTEP men’s cross country team will be in action this afternoon at 1 p.m. MT in the NCAA Mountain Regionals looking to secure a berth in the NCAA Championships. Live results will be available at LiveRunningResults.com.

A total of 12 athletes (six male and six female) were named to the 2015 C-USA Cross All-Academic teams. The all-academic teams are made up of athletes who are able to maintain a 3.2 GPA or higher, and play an influential role on their team’s success.

For the full list of all-academic recipients, visit conferenceusa.com

Author: UTEP Athletics

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