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UTEP – Trio of Miners Earn All-Conference Awards

Three individuals from the UTEP volleyball team were named to Conference USA’s postseason award teams following the program’s historic regular season.  

Senior outside hitter Serena Patterson was selected to the All-Conference First Team for the second postseason award of her career following her All-Conference Second Team performance her junior year. Patterson led the Miners for the third consecutive year with her most impressive season yet, post 305 kills and compiling 344 points while hitting .269. She recorded 17 double-digit kills for UTEP, including a career-high 25 kills at Southern Miss on Oct. 16.

Junior outside hitter and middle blocker Alianza Darley was tabbed to the All-Conference Second Team for the first postseason award of her career. Darley played in all 26 regular-season matches and led the Miners with 90 total blocks, including a career-high seven blocks on two occasions, versus Northwestern on Sept. 3 and at UTSA on Oct. 29. Darley posted 206 kills and registered 254 points while hitting .306 while repeating her career-high 17 kills versus UAB on Oct. 22.

Freshman outside hitter Ema Uskokovic was voted to the eight-member All-Freshman Team. Uskokovic shredded 201 kills and notched 238 points with a hitting percentage of .277. She recorded seven double-digit kills, including a career-high 18 kills at Rice on Oct. 3.

UTEP volleyball will face off against FIU in the quarterfinals of the 2021 C-USA Volleyball Tournament Friday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. MT at the ODU Volleyball Center on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20 and the championship match will be played Sunday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. MT.

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