Ashley

Miller

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Year: Senior
City/State: Tipton, Iowa
High School: Tipton
Experience: High School

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year (2011-12)
  • Nebraska Women's Cross Country Most Improved Runner (2011)
  • Nebraska Cross Country Co-Captain (2010, 2011)
  • Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American (2011)
  • Academic All-Big Ten Fall (2011)
  • Academic All-Big Ten Spring (2012)
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

2011 (Senior)
One of the top student-athletes across all sports during her time at Nebraska, Ashley Miller was an All-American both in competition and in the classroom for the Huskers.

A cross country co-captain for the second straight season as a senior, the four-year letterwinner was named Nebraska's Most Improved Runner for her performance on the course in 2011.

In her first meet of the season, the Tipton, Iowa native won the individual crown at the UNO/Creighton Invitational in a time of 19:04.21 to help the Huskers to their first meet title of the season.

Miller placed 12th overall at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (22:03.4), before taking ninth (17:55.2) at the SDSU Classic.

She added 91st-place finish (21:12) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational as NU's top finisher at one of the nation's most talent-filled meets of the year.

Miller led the Huskers into the postseason by finishing 35th (21:09) at the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill. In her final appearance on the cross country course for the Huskers, Miller took 15th (21:32.10) at the NCAA Midwest Regional in DeKalb, Ill., on her way to capturing All-Midwest Region honors.

Off the course, Miller was named the Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year for her outstanding accomplishments in the classroom, on the cross country course and on the track. She was one of six Husker women's cross country runners to earn academic All-Big Ten honors.

2010 (Junior)
Miller opened her junio season with a second-place finish at the Creighton/UNO Classic. She added a seventh-place showing at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational to contribute to the women's sixth-straight team title at the meet. Miller finished 73rd at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, before adding a 197th-place finish at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals.

Miller closed the cross country season by taking 59th at the NCAA Midwest Regional, following a 71st-place finish at the 2010 Big 12 Championships.

Miller bounced back during the 2011 track and field season, as she placed fourth in the mile at the Big 12 Indoor Championships to help the women capture the school's sixth Big 12 Indoor title.

She continued to build momentum during the outdoor season by claiming the Big 12 1,500-meter title (4:18.70). She became the second Husker to win the event in the Big 12 era, joining 2005 Big 12 and national champion Anne Shadle. Miller went on to set a personal-best time of 4:18.53 in the 1,500 at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

2009 (Sophomore)
Miller started the season with a third-place showing at the Creighton/UNO Classic. She continued to show improvement at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, where she placed 13th to contribute to a Husker team title. Following a 52nd-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, Miller placed 163rd at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals.

After a 56th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships, Miller clocked a 21:54.0 to take 38th at the 2009 NCAA Regional Championships.

On the track, Miller earned her first career trip to the NCAA Championships and claimed two medals at the 2009 Big 12 Championships, including a runner-up finish in the indoor 1,000 meters.

During the outdoor season, Miller set personal bests in the 800 and 1,500 meters on the same weekend. She first posted the top 1,500-meter mark by a Husker in 2010 with a time of 4:22.01 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 16. She added a time of 2:09.30 in the 800 meters the following day at the Beach Invitational.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman)
After taking a redshirt season in 2007-08, Miller made a major impact on the cross country course in 2008. She helped the Huskers post third-place finishes at the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, while assisting the Huskers' 25th-place team finish at the 2008 NCAA Championships.

Miller opened her collegiate cross country career at the Creighton/UNO Classic, finishing eighth with a time of 15:21 on the 5K course. She contributed to the women's second-place finish at the BYU Invitational in Provo, Utah, with a 38th-place showing (20:53.1). Miller continued to show progress by posting back-to-back top-40 finishes at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (37th) and South Dakota State Classic (25th).

In the postseason, Miller finished 64th at her first Big 12 Championship meet, running a time of 23:02.1 to help the team to its third straight third-place finish. She finished 234th at the 2008 NCAA Championships with a time of 22:35.0.

2007 (Freshman)

Miller was not a member of the Nebraska cross country team in 2007. She redshirted during the 2008 track and field season because of a stress fracture in her foot.

High School (Tipton)
Miller was a 15-time Iowa Class 2A girls state champion with titles in the 400-meter dash, 800 meters, 1,500 meters, 4x400-meter relay, 4x800-meter relay and distance medley relay under Coach Jenny King and Coach Dave Fetterman. Her performance made her the winningest track athlete in Iowa history. She helped Tipton High School to four consecutive state championships (2004-07) in track, as well as four in cross country. She also was the 2004 and 2006 Iowa Class 2A individual state cross country champion and claimed consecutive Drake Relays high school girls 800-meter crowns in 2004 and 2005, before adding her third victory in 2007 with a personal-best time of 2:10.10. Miller was named the Iowa Wendy's High School Heisman winner and was the 2005 Gatorade Iowa Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Personal

The daughter of Darren and Ann Miller, Ashley was born on March 16, 1989. Miller earned her bachelor's degree as a dietetics major at Nebraska in May of 2012. She captured second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2011. The 2012 Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year, Miller was an academic All-Big Ten choice in 2011 and was a three-time first-team academic All-Big 12 honoree.

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