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UTEP Basketball: Dominic Artis earns C-USA All-Academic Honor

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Artis complied an impressive 3.57 GPA in his first season as a Miner.

Dominic Artis has flirted with a trio of near triple doubles this season, and today he was recognized for his work in the classroom as he was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team the C-USA league office announced.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area in California, Artis is one of four Miners averaging double-figures in scoring with 11.7 points per game.

He is also the team's top playmaker with 5.1 assists per contest to rank fourth in Conference USA. He flirted with triple-double performances three times this season, including a stat line of 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists against Louisiana Tech.

Artis has a 3.57 GPA as a multidisciplinary studies major.

He joins Marshall's Jon Elmore, and Austin Loop, Old Dominion's Trey Freeman, and UAB's Nick Norton as the five member C-USA All-Academic Team for the 2015-16 season.

Artis and UTEP will finish the regular season Saturday afternoon against UTSA.

2016 C-USA MEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Jon Elmore - Marshall - Sophomore - 3.60 - Public Communications (Management)
Austin Loop - Marshall - Junior - 3.63 - Biomechanics/Clinical Exercise/Psychology
Trey Freeman - Old Dominion - Grad - 3.28 - Sport Management
Nick Norton - UAB - Sophomore - 3.68 - Finance
Dominic Artis - UTEP - Junior - 3.57 - Multidisciplinary Studies