IRVING, Tx- Senior Tamara Seda has been voted to the All-Conference USA second team, it was revealed by the league office Monday. It is the first such distinction for Seda while it marks the 12th straight year that the Miners have had at least one all-league representative.
“Tamara is very deserving as an all-conference selection,” UTEP head coach Kevin Baker said. “She has improved in a very big way, and she was a true force inside that each team had trouble defending. It’s always great to see a player like Tamara be rewarded for all of her hard work and improvement.”
Seda has been a force to be reckoned with in 2017-18. She paces the team and is among the C-USA and national leaders for double-doubles (13-2nd/37th), rebounding (9.3 rpg-fourth/56th), free throws made (117-3rd/83rd), free throws attempted (161-3rd/67th) and offensive rebounds per game (3.9-2nd/26th).
She also tops the team in scoring (14.8 ppg-eighth C-USA) and defensive rebounds per contest (5.4-10th C-USA) while rating second in field-goal percentage (53.4-3rd/46th).
Seda has reached double figures in scoring in a team-high 25 contests, including seven games with 20+ points (career-high 30-at Cal State Fullerton-12/29/17, 23-LA Tech-2/10/18, 21-WKU-3/3/18, 21-at UC Riverside-12/30/17, 20-Florida Atlantic-1/18/18, 20-Arkansas-11/24/17 and 20-CSU Bakersfield-11/11/17). She also has also shot at least 50.0 percent from the floor in 16 tilts.
Seda and the rest of the Miners will be back in action when they lock up with eight-seeded Southern Miss in the opening round of the 2018 Conference USA Championships presented by Baylor Scott & White Sports Performance Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, at 10 a.m. MST/11 a.m. CST Wednesday.
Steve Kaplowitz and Traci Miller will have the call of the game on 600 ESPN El Paso while it will also be streamed live on Facebook.