• July 26, 2021
 UTEP’s Gallegos named First Team All-Conference USA

UTEP So. Guard Katia Gallegos | Photo by Ruben R. Ramirez/UTEP Athletics

UTEP’s Gallegos named First Team All-Conference USA

UTEP sophomore Katia Gallegos has been named to the 2020-21 All-Conference USA women’s basketball first team, the league office announced on Monday.

This marks the second straight year Gallegos has been honored by the league after she was named to the All-Freshman Team last season.

Gallegos started all 23 games for the Miners as a sophomore, while leading the team in scoring, scoring average (14.1), field goals made (120-266), 3-point field goals made (37-104). The El Paso native also led the Miners in assists (107), steals (38) and minutes played (32.9 per game).

The sophomore guard leads C-USA in assists and ranks third with 4.7 assists per game, while she is seventh in C-USA in field goal percentage (45.1) and fifth in minutes. Gallegos ranked third in school history for scoring average by a sophomore and had 12 games of scoring 15 or more points and 13 games of 5-plus assists.

Gallegos helped lead the Miners to a 16-7 overall record and 13-5 mark in Conference USA play. UTEP will be the No. 2 seed in the West Division at this week’s Conference USA Basketball Tournament in Frisco, Texas.

The Miners open tournament play at 1:30 p.m. MT on Thursday, March 11 at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. UTEP will wait to find out its opponent depending on Wednesday’s outcomes between Florida Atlantic and UAB/UTSA.

2020-21 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM

Anastasia Hayes, Middle Tennessee, Jr., G, Murfreesboro, Tennessee (2019-20 first team selection)

Nancy Mulkey, Rice, Sr., C, Cypress Woods, Texas (2019-20 & 2018-19 first team selection)

Raneem Elgedawy, WKU, Jr., F, Alexandria, Egypt

Jada McMillian, Charlotte, Jr., G, Raleigh, North Carolina

Octavia Jett-Wilson, Charlotte, Sr., G, Greenbelt, Maryland

Iggy Allen, Florida Atlantic, Gr., G, Pompano Beach, Florida

Quincy Noble, North Texas, R-So., G, McKinney, Texas

Katia Gallegos, UTEP, So., G, El Paso, Texas

 

2020-21 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM

Amari Young, Old Dominion, Jr., F, North Augusta, South Carolina

Jiselle Thomas, FIU, R-Jr., G, Norwalk, Ohio

Keiunna Walker, LA Tech, Jr., G, Lonoke, Arkansas

Savannah Wheeler, Marshall, So., G, Catlettsburg, Kentucky

Aislynn Hayes, Middle Tennessee, So., G, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Victoria Morris, Old Dominion, Sr., G, Cincinnati, Ohio

Margaret Whitley, UAB, Jr., G, Geneva, Illinois

Zakyia Weathersby, UAB, Sr., C, Collins, Mississippi

 

2020-21 CONFERENCE USA ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Jacee Busick, Charlotte, Fr., G, Kernersville, North Carolina

Molina Williams, Charlotte, Fr., F, Graham, North Carolina

Melyia Grayson, Southern Miss, Fr., C, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Caitlynn Daniels, UAB, Fr., G, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hope Sivori, WKU, Fr., G, Louisville, Kentucky

 

2020-21 CONFERENCE USA ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Amari Young, Old Dominion, Jr., F, North Augusta, South Carolina

Nancy Mulkey, Rice, Sr., C, Cypress Woods, Texas

Jada McMillian, Charlotte, Jr., G, Raleigh, North Carolina

Iggy Allen, Florida Atlantic, Gr., G, Pompano Beach, Florida

Meral Abdelgawad, WKU, Jr., G, Cairo, Egypt

 

For complete coverage of UTEP Women’s Basketball, be sure to follow the Miners on social media at @UTEPWBB (Twitter), @utepwbb (Instagram) and on Facebook or click here to visit the official home of UTEP Athletics.

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