EL PASO, Texas -
UTEP women's golf sophomore Valeria Mendizabal
was named the Steve Hoy UTEP Athlete of the Week for her performance over the weekend at the 2018 Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Classic in Palm Desert, Calif.
Mendizabal had one of the most consistent performances of the week, earning a second-place finish by shooting 73-73-73-219 at the Classic Club (par 72/6,907 yards). She led the Miners to a first-place team finish (305-303-302--910), and the first win at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Classic since April 6, 2010.
The Guatemala native registered a season-best 10 birdies in the competition and her first top-five finish of the season.
The Orange and Blue will return to action at the Aggie Invitational on Oct. 8-10 in Las Cruces, N.M.