Miller Claims Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award
Senior Ben Miller was one of two Nebraska student-athletes to earn a 2017 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, when the honorees were announced on Wednesday.
Miller, who started nearly every game at first base for the Huskers this season, helped Nebraska to its first Big Ten regular-season title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four years. He batted .306, the third-best average on the team, and had the second-most hits on the team with 67 during the 2017 campaign.
A Clive, Iowa, native, Miller had three home runs, 39 RBIs, 28 runs and 13 doubles this season. He also made three starts on the mound, notching a 1-0 record with a 1.12 ERA in 8.0 innings of work. He struck out seven batters and allowed only four hits.
Miller was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten Team selection and two-time Tom Osborne Citizenship Team member. He made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times and in 2016, he garnered third-team All-Big Ten recognition.
Miller finished his career with 241 hits, putting him in 12th place on Nebraska's all-time career hits list.
Each Big Ten school had one men's sport winner and one women's sport winner. Nebraska women's basketball player Emily Wood earned NU's other Outstanding Sportsmanship Award.