FightingIllini.com

The Official Home of University of Illinois Athletics

    Softball

    Mary Miller
    23 Mary Miller
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Toledo, Wash.

    High School:
    Toledo

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    P

    Bats/Throws:
    L/L

    2004 Highlights:
    Did not compete with pitching behind four-year starters Sherri Taylor and Amanda Fortune

    High School:
    • 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.

    Personal:
    • 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...


    Nickname: Mary-Mil, Cheeks
    Career plans: Teach high school students and make a difference
    Favorite snacks: Graham crackers and frosting and Oreo ice cream
    Favorite TV show: Fresh Prince of BelAir
    Favorite musical group: Alisha Keys
    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?: basketball
    I chose my jersey number because..: It was the number of my best friend back home.
    What is your pre-game ritual?: To pray
    What do you do on road trips to pass the time?: Study! study! study!

    Illinois Athletics

    Top Videos

    See more videos

    Twitter

    Follow Us On Twitter

    Contact

    University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

    Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building
    1700 S. Fourth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    217-333-3630 | E-Mail Us