UTEP head women’s basketball coach Keitha Adams has reason to be very optimistic going into the 2011-12 season, in part because the Miners return so many players from a team that finished above .500 despite four key injuries.

But talented newcomers dot the roster as well, including UTEP’s first-ever Parade All-America. Incoming 5-7 guard Jenzel Nash won the honor as a senior at Worthing High School in Houston, TX.

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