May 17, 2018

Colby-Sawyer's Miller Named Google Cloud First Team Academic All-District

Colby-Sawyer women's tennis senior Evelyn Miller (Smithfield, R.I.) has been named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-District Division III Women's At-Large, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSida).

"This award recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the playing field and in the classroom. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with those teams announced in June."

Miller is one of 10 student-athletes to be honored from NCAA Division III District 1, which is comprised of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Sports eligible for the women's at-large program include Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Crew/Rowing, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rifle, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, and Water Polo.

For the complete list of Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Teams, click HERE.

Miller becomes the first Charger, since Patrick Benson '09 (men's soccer, 2006), to earn CoSida Academic All-District honors. She is the second women's tennis player to be honored. Colby-Sawyer Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Lori Monroe '97 earned All-District honors in 1996.

Miller's three-year Colby-Sawyer career has been impressive and she continues to pile up the awards after graduation. Miller, a Wesson Honors Scholar, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry while boasting a 3.93 GPA.

Earlier this year, Miller was honored with the Biology Capstone Award, the Wynne Jesser McGrew Scholar-Athlete Award, the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Senior Scholar-Athlete Award, and her second nod to the NAC All-Academic Team.

She presented research in Specialized Immune Cells protection in Melanoma at the spring 2018 Eastern New England Biological Conference. The Colby-Sawyer Chair of the Biology Department selected Evelyn to present this research to the Presidents Alumni Advisor Council this spring.

Miller worked as a clinical assistant in the Brain and Spine Neurological institute last summer. In the summer of 2016, she worked as a research assistant with NH-INBE, using applied genomics techniques to study neurobiology and behavior of bees. 

In the community, Miller arranged a service project in music therapy to improve the quality of life for residents of Woodcrest Village suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease. At the 2017 International Festival, Miller entertained students, faculty and staff with Irish Step Dance and Irish Fiddle.

In addition to finding Miller's name on the Dean's List every semester, she could also be found on the tennis court winning matches for the Chargers. One of this year's co-captains, Miller helped the team to rewrite the Colby-Sawyer women's tennis record books. For the third year in a row, Miller and the Chargers won a first round match in the NCAA Tournament. She went 3-3 in her career in doubles matches at the NCAA Tournament and was 1-0 in singles matches, which happened to be the match-clinching point in 2016 to secure the program's first NCAA victory. Miller finished her three-year career with 101 total victories to rank eighth all-time, 46 singles wins to rank seventh, and 55 doubles wins to rank t-6th.

Miller was twice named to the NAC Singles First Team, twice NAC Doubles Second Team, once NAC Doubles First Team and NAC Sportsmanship Team. She earned NAC All-Tournament Team honors three times and was the MVP this season. 

For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.

--Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information