May 22, 2008
ATLANTA – Kristi Miller continues adding off-the-court accolades to her list of accomplishments after earning her degree in history, technology and society with a perfect 4.0 GPA this month.
The senior standout, a six-time All-American that led the Yellow Jacket women’s tennis team to the national title in 2007 and an NCAA Elite Eight finish in 2008, has been tabbed to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team, making her eligible for Academic All-America honors again this year. A native of Marysville, Mich., Miller is a two-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American (2006, 2007).
Miller also received the National ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship, which is given to a player who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. Highlights of her off-the-court activities include serving as the community service chairman for Georgia Tech’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board and participating in a congressional internship in her graduating semester.
Miller was named the ITA South Region Senior of the Year, but Riza Zalameda received the national award after guiding her squad to the 2008 NCAA Title. Joining Miller as an ITA South Region Award Winner was senior Whitney McCray, who was tabbed the ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship recipient for the region.