Did not compete with pitching behind four-year starters Sherri Taylor and Amanda Fortune
As a sophomore in 2001, Miller posted a 0.57 ERA with 307 strikeouts, 17 shutouts, six no-hitters, and three perfect games The 307 strikeouts are a school record She also batted .392 with three doubles, six triples, four home runs and 25 RBI The following season Miller tore her ACL, yet still received Team MVP and League MVP honors for the second straight season Toledo won the state championship in 2001 after placing second in the state the year before On the basketball court, Miller is a two-time second-team all-conference selection for a squad that also has some statewide success _ third at State in 2001 and fourth at State in 2002.
Born Oct.17, 1984 in Juneau, Alaska Parents are Steve and Darla Miller Majoring in Spanish Has two sisters - Sarah, 23, and Beth, 21, who pitched for Towson State Enjoys fitness and shopping outside softball Volunteered as a youth soccer and basketball referee, as well as a pitching coach and tutor for youth Involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
Getting to know Mary...
Teach high school students and make a difference
Graham crackers and frosting and Oreo ice cream
Favorite TV show:
Fresh Prince of BelAir
Favorite musical group:
Favorite movie: Love and Basketball, Breaking All the Rules
and Coyote Ugly
How I started playing the game of softball:
Following in my sister's footsteps. I started as a catcher.
Top childhood memory..:
Waking my family up at 4 a.m. because I swore I saw Santa Clause.
What I like most about being a Fighting Illini:
Fan and community support
My dream job would be..:
Designing my own clothing line
What I've learned from Coach Sullivan:
Your body can do more than your mind and muscles tell you.
If you weren't playing softball, which sport would you want to play?:
I chose my jersey number because..:
It was the number of my best friend back home.
What is your pre-game ritual?:
What do you do on road trips to pass the time?:
Study! study! study!