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UTEP’s Boit Receives Conference USA Spirit of Service Award

IRVING, Texas– Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod announced Wednesday that UTEP senior Cosmas Boit has received the C-USA Fall Spirit of Service Award.

The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league’s student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.

Boit showed great showmanship on and off the course this season as he volunteered his time to a total of 36 hours of community service projects and outreach this semester. The Kenyan native recently participated in a 39-mile for breast cancer awareness and volunteered at a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) walk.

Boit was also active with the SunRidge at Cambria Assisted Living residents, where he took the time to visit and play checkers, as well as read stories to them, and assist with daily activities.

The senior is a 2016 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection as a criminal justice major and sociology minor.

On the course, Boit wrapped up his final cross country campaign with four top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish at the C-USA Championships to help the Miners clinch their second-straight conference title. His illustrious efforts this season propelled the Miners to their third consecutive NCAA Championships where he ran his fastest 10K time of the season.

Boit is also a two-time C-USA Athlete of the Week honoree (Oct. 18 and Sept. 6).

The Spirit of Service Award is presented three times throughout the season, with today’s honorees representing Conference USA’s fall sports of football, soccer, volleyball, and cross country.

UTEP’s Cosmas Boit Garners C-USA Male Athlete of the Week

Cosmas Boit was named Conference USA Cross Country Male Athlete of the Week for his stellar performance at the NCAA Pre Nationals on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

To conclude the regular season, the exceptional senior was the first Miner to cross the line at ninth place with an 8K time of 24:12.00 out of 263 runners. In a nationally ranked field, Boit’s efforts pushed the Orange and Blue to place in the top-ten at sixth place overall with 264 points.

“Cosmas being named C-USA Athlete of the Week is a wonderful accomplishment,” head coach Paul Ereng said. “It is great for both Cosmas and the men’s cross country team.”

 UTEP surpassed two other nationally ranked teams, then ranked No. 15 Eastern Kentucky (22nd place, and then ranked No. 7 Portland (23rd place).

This is the Kenyan native’s second C-USA weekly honor of the 2016 season and his third honor of his career at UTEP.

The Miners are currently ranked at No. 21 as of Oct. 18, as announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

 With the regular season wrapped up, UTEP cross country will face off against fellow conference opponents at the Conference USA Championships in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 29.

UTEP’s Boit Earns C-USA Athlete of the Week

IRVING, Texas– Senior standout Cosmas Boit seized the Conference USA Male Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor after an impressive performance at the Lobo Invitational last weekend in Albuquerque, N.M., as announced by the league office Tuesday.

Boit’s efforts earned both individual and team first-place finishes for the Orange and Blue. The Kenya native led the Miners last weekend in the 5K event with a 15:12.2 finishing time. This is his first weekly honor of the season, and second honor overall.

“Boit being named C-USA Athlete of the Week is a good way to start our season. Our men squad is proud of his performance,” said head coach Paul Ereng.

The Miners will continue the action as they host their only home meet of the season this weekend at the Lori Fitzgerald Classic.

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