Isaiah “Juice” Rhyanes | Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics
DALLAS – UTEP men’s basketball Isaiah Rhyanes is among 14 honorees for the Winter Conference USA Spirit of Service Award, as officially announced by the league on Tuesday.
The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of our student-athletes.
Rhyanes gathered 14.5 hours of community service. The El Paso native and Andress High School graduate worked with Game Changers and UTEP Mente, while making trips to visit young fans at the El Paso Children’s Hospital, Loma Linda Elementary, East Point Elementary, and donated time at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank and the Salvation Army.
In the classroom, Rhyanes graduated with a 3.2 grade point average in December 2019. He went on to continue his education, enrolling in graduate school this past Spring and continues to pursue a Master’s in Leadership Studies.
Rhyanes was also named to the 2018 and 2019 C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.
The 6-foot-9 forward, also known as “Juice”, brought high-energy to practice every day. He contributed with the scout team and took pride in being a great teammate. For his hard work and efforts, UTEP Head Coach Rodney Terry awarded Rhyanes with his first collegiate action on Nov. 15 against Eastern New Mexico in the Haskins Center.
Rhyanes capped the UTEP victory over the Greyhounds with a thunderous two-handed dunk that electrified Miner Nation and brought his teammates to their feet with enthusiasm.
Rhyanes made his first career start on ‘Senior Day’ against Southern Miss on March 1, recording a pair of rebounds.