Women's Gymnastics

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sarah Miller, Gymnastics

March 3, 2014

Sarah Miller, Student=Athlete Spotlight

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Sarah Miller
All-Around
Senior
Collegeville, Pa.

Sarah Miller, a senior on the women's gymnastics team, is a three-time All-Big Ten selection. After being named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2011, Miller was named a second team All-American as a sophomore on balance beam. A two-time team captain, Miller was named an NACGC/W regular-season All-American last season as a junior. She is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    Student Life
    Do you prefer The Oval in the Fall or Spring? Fall
    Where is the best place to sit for lectures? First three rows or tables
    Most underrated place to study on campus - Stadium Terrace at the RPAC
    Why did you choose to major in sport & leisure studies? I have always wanted to work with kids. My aunt was a health and physical education teacher. I visited her at work and knew I wanted to stay involved with physical activities. Coaching would be my ideal job; my major has many classes that help me learn about working with kids and building relationships.
    Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University. I was nervous about what to expect, but it wasn't too bad. All in all, I am very thankful to have had three upperclassmen (Sarah Gillespie-Rice, Colleen Dean, Lauren Ritter) help me.

    Popular Culture
    Favorite TV show - Once Upon A Time
    Favorite movie - Dreamgirls
    Favorite book and/or magazine - Divergent Series
    Favorite celebrity - Beyoncé
    Last concert I attended was - BEYONCÉ!!

    Sports
    Favorite pro sports team - Philadelphia Phillies
    Favorite athletic memory - Competing on balance beam at NCAA Regionals in 2013, while an LSU favorite, Lloimincia Hall, was doing her routine. Both of us finished almost simultaneously. Hearing the crowd cheer, hugging my teammates and coaches, then seeing the score of 9.95 which advanced me to Nationals as an individual that year was simply a memory I will never forget.
    Team you're most looking forward to competing against? Always Penn State
    Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend? Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    Travel
    Most interesting place I've visited - Killington, Vermont
    Place I would like to visit - Maui, Hawaii

    Food
    Favorite home cooked meal - Salmon and broccoli
    Favorite snack food - Fruit

    Overtime
    Person I most admire - My aunt, Lauren
    In 10 years, I would like to be - Married with a steady job helping kids/people in some way
    If I had a million dollars, I would - Donate money to cancer organizations because I would give anything for a cure. I would save money for my wedding day and future house/kids.
    Most prized possession? I have four that all count as one in my eyes; a locket with a picture of my mom and me in it. A little Angel that reads "I'll Never Leave You," and my mom's high school field hockey sweatshirt. Best of all, my family.
    Best piece of advice you've received? "Consider the people at each place you go, there is no wrong choice. After all it's really the people who will make a difference in your life, not the place."
    If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat? My mom, my mom-mom (grandmother) and Coach Fagan. We would eat at my grandparent's house. I imagine/dream there would be a lot of smiles and laughter.
    What is your hometown known for? Cheesesteaks
    Pop or Soda? Soda without a doubt.
    Cats or Dogs? Dogs! Dachshunds to be exact.
    Early Bird or Night Owl? Absolutely not a Night Owl! Not a super Early Bird. 8 a.m. is good


 

 

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