March 19, 2008
ATLANTA – Kristi Miller, one of the most decorated student-athletes in Georgia Tech history, has been named the recipient of the 2008 Peach of an Athlete Award, given annually by the Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America.
The award, which honors student-athletes that are successful on the playing field and in the classroom while maintaining an active community involvement, was presented to Miller in a dinner reception Tuesday night at the Galleria in Marietta.
Miller led her 2007 women’s tennis team to the NCAA title, ITA National Team Indoor title and third-consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference title while playing No. 1 singles and doubles for the Yellow Jackets. She has consistently been ranked in the top-10 in both singles and doubles throughout her career on the Flats, reaching the top singles spot in the nation. She has been named the Honda Award winner for women’s tennis and has earned All-America honors on five occasions.
In the classroom, the senior from Marysville, Mich. maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA as a history, technology and society major at Georgia Tech. After graduating in May, she has plans to play professionally before attending law school. Most recently, she has participated in a legislative internship with the Chairman of the Higher Education Committee of Georgia.
In addition to her numerous hours spent on the court and studying for classes, Miller has made time for giving back to the community of Atlanta, serving as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board. In her current role, she is responsible for planning and participating in community service activities for all Georgia Tech student athletes, including Toys for Tots, Special Olympics, TEAM Buzz, Girls on the Run, and numerous others just in the last year.
A winner and leader both on and off the court, Miller was a member of Georgia Tech’s NCAA Certification Process as a member of the Steering Committee, where she was responsible for providing feedback on matters pertaining to compliance within NCAA standards over the last year.