Big Ten Medal of Honor: Ashley Miller, Nebraska Women's Track & Field

Ashley Miller
Nebraska Women’s Track & Field

Ashley Miller is a senior captain distance runner from Tipton, Iowa. A two-time All-American and four-time conference champion, Miller has captured three Big Ten titles in her senior season. She led the Husker women to a second-place finish at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships where she competed in three events for Nebraska. She tabbed two conference titles at the championships, one in the 800 meters and one in the 1,500 meters. She also competed in the women’s 5,000 meters just a short time after winning her second conference title, finishing fifth. Miller guided the Husker women to their first Big Ten Conference championship at the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships, as she won the women’s 3,000 meters and scored 26 points for Nebraska and also won the Big Ten’s annual Sportsmanship Award.  She guided the Husker women’s distance medley relay team to a seventh-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships, notching the second All-America accolades of her career. She competed at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 11th in the 1,500 meters. Miller has been a part of three school record-breaking performances as she broke the women’s 3,000 meter record at the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships and was part of two record-breaking relay teams. In addition to her accomplishments on the track, Miller has excelled in the classroom. She was a 2011 second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American as well as being named a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District II honoree in 2010 and 2011. She carries a 3.84 GPA in Nutrition and Health Sciences and is a five-time Academic All-Conference selection.  Miller was selected as the 2011-12 University of Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year and has been a three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree. She has also dedicated her time to volunteering in the community with numerous organizations and events.