UTEPs Katia Gallegos named to 2020-2021 All-Conference USA Womens First Team

EL PASO, Texas UTEP sophomore Katia Gallegos has been named to the 2020-21 All-Conference USA womens 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 weeks 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 Wednesdays outcomes between Florida Atlantic and UABUTSA. . . 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

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