Dec. 3, 2003
ATLANTA – Kristi Kay Miller, ranked 15th in the nation among high school players according to the USTA, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Georgia Tech, head coach Bryan Shelton announced on Wednesday.
Miller, a native of Marysville, Mich., recently won the Girls’ 18’s Super National Clay Court Championships in Memphis, Tenn. with doubles partner Audra Cohen and has competed in more than 25 Girls tournaments around the nation in the last five years.
“We could not be happier to sign a player of Kristi’s caliber,” said Shelton. “She is one of the top five recruits in the country and the highest-ranked player that we have ever signed. She has the physical talent and the competitive spirit that every coach looks for. She has leadership qualities and will immediately make an impact on our program. Kristi will certainly be one of the top college players in the country.”
Miller has competed in five tournaments this year. Before her win in Memphis, she was an Open Singles Quarterfinalist in a Wild Card Challenger, a doubles semifinalist in The Easter Bowl in Palm Springs, Calif. and a singles finalist at the Peach State in May. She was also a doubles quarterfinalist with Cohen at the Super National Hard Courts in San Jose, Calif. in August of this year.
The state champion for her Maryville high school tennis team her freshman year, Miller is the top student in her class.
“Academically, Kristi excels in every subject and will thrive here at Georgia Tech,” Shelton said. “She is the prototypical college athlete, and we are excited to have her join our team.”