Senior libero Stephanie Figueroa was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is Figueroa’s fourth career defensive player of the week honor and her second this season.
The Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico native was selected to the MCM Elegante Invitational All-Tournament team after registering a career-high 31 digs against Baylor. Figueroa dominated defensively averaging 6.08 digs per set and 0.31 service aces per set.
UTEP will face I-10 rival NM State on Tues., September 13 in Las Cruces, N.M. at 7 p.m.