Ashland University women's basketball player Alyssa Miller has been named as one of 12 student-athletes to receive a GLIAC Meijer Commissioner's Award for the 2013-14 winter sports season.
The conference office made the announcement today. Miller is the first AU student-athlete to receive the award this year. She is the third AU women's basketball player to be cited, following guards Jena Stutzman and Kari Daugherty.
"It is with great pleasure that I offer congratulations on behalf of the GLIAC to our 12 award winners," stated GLIAC Commissioner Del Robinson. "The accomplishments of the 12 student-athletes is a shining example of the future leaders and individuals who serve as change agents on our campuses. I would like to thank Meijer for their continued support that allows the GLIAC to honor our top student-athletes."
The Commissioner's Awards are presented to athletes who excel on the playing field, in the classroom and in community service.
Miller, who was a senior in 2013-14, is a three-time GLIAC All-Defensive Team selection. She is a two-time First Team All-GLIAC pick. She was a starter on the 2013 AU team that won the national championship. The guard won more games than any player in program history. With Miller in the starting lineup, the Eagles were 97-13. They won 105 games, two GLIAC titles and two Midwest Regional championships during her tenure.
Miller is the lone player in school history to score 1,000 points and dish out 500 assists. She is AU's career, single-season and single game record holder.
Three times Miller was a member of the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team. She owned a 3.80 grade point average as a marketing major. She is employed by Under Armour in Baltimore, Md.