Miller named to ESPN Academic All American squad

Miller named to ESPN Academic All American squad Marci Miller, who graduated in May from The University of South Dakota, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All America@ Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).

Miller is one of two NCC student-athletes selected on the first team of the Academic All-American squad. Miller, who finished with a 3.827 grade point average in communication disorders and psychology at USD, plans to attend graduate school in the fall.

Earlier, Miller was named to the ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District VII Track and Field/Cross Country Team, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).

Miller, who was the only repeat honoree on the 16-member 2004-05 Academic All-North Central Conference Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Team this spring, earned her sixth All-American honor with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in May.

One of 14 NCC student-athletes selected as an Honor Athlete by the league office earlier this spring, Miller was picked to the all-league academic squad for the third straight year. Miller was a key contributor for the USD women�s team which captured its second consecutive NCC outdoor title this spring.

By claiming the NCC outdoor title, USD won the "Triple Crown" in 2004-05 as the Coyotes also claimed women�s conference championships in cross country and indoor track.

Miller, who had seven top-three finishes in the pole vault at NCC championship meets during her career at USD, was selected the NCC Women�s Track and Field Athlete of the Week three times this spring. She is USD�s outdoor record-holder in the pole vault (12'08.75'').

While at USD, Miller co-founded a memorial for deceased students at USD in cooperation with the USD Student Association.

Miller, who was named the USD Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in May, also served as an academic captain of the track and field squad.

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