UW-Superior Alumni

Hall of Fame Details

Melanie Miller

Induction Year: 2010

Melanie Miller

Melanie Miller was a pioneering woman athlete at UW-Superior, one of the first to compete in multiple sports while with the Yellowjackets. A three-sport star, Ms. Miller was with the Yellowjackets for three years, 1976-79, excelling in basketball, track and volleyball. 

Ms. Miller played three seasons of basketball and volleyball and one season of track at UW-Superior. A three-year starter on the basketball team, she was a co-captain for all three seasons and three teams was a WWIAA all-conference second team selection. She was an all-conference nominee following the 1976 volleyball season as well. In her one season participating in track, Ms. Miller qualified for the conference meet in both the hurdles and the javelin. 

Ms. Miller has had an equally remarkable career following her time as an athlete. She received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University in 1981 and her master's degree in education from United States International University in San Diego, Calif. in 1992. Since 1983, Ms. Miller has been a high school physical education teacher with the Salinas Union School District in Salinas, Calif. From that time to the present, Ms. Miller has worked in various mentor programs, worked to create better programs in the student curriculum, and been a coach, guiding the Salinas High School girls basketball team from 1983-90 and has worked several girls basketball camps, including those at Stanford University, Santa Clara University and Hartnell Community College.


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