Nittany Lions rally in the seventh to earn their fifth straight win
BIG TEN ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM(2015)
2015 (SOPHOMORE YEAR) Big Ten All-Defensive Team... Appeared in 51 games, including 50 starts, including 44 at third base, four at DP and two at shortstop... Batted .327 (54-for-165) with 54 hits, 30 runs, eight doubles, four home runs and 35 RBI... Three stolen bases... 17 multi-hit games, including two with three hits... Six games with three or more RBI... Three-run homer at Mississippi State (Feb. 21)... Double and three RBI vs. No. 20 Missouri (Feb. 27)... 2-for-4 with an RBI at Pacific (Mar. 10)... 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI vs. Pitt (Mar. 18)... 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Northwestern (Mar. 21)... 1-for-4 with two RBI vs. Northwestern (Mar. 22)... 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI vs. Robert Morris (Mar. 25)... 2-for-3 with an RBI at Michigan State (Mar. 27)... 3-for-5 with two runs, a homer and three RBI at Michigan State (Mar. 29)... 3-for-4 with two runs and a double vs. Bucknell (Apr. 1, game 1)... 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI vs. Bucknell (Apr. 1, game 2)... 1-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI at Wisconsin (Apr. 3)... Grand slam at Wisconsin (Apr. 4)... Double, two runs and three RBI vs. Saint Francis (Apr. 22)... 2-for-3 with four RBI vs. Rutgers (Apr. 25)... 1-for-4 with two RBI vs. Maryland (May 7).
2014 (FRESHMAN YEAR) In 44 games played, made 43 starts in the outfield or at second base ... Third-best batting average on the Lions with a .308 average (37-for-120) ... Tallied 12 runs scored and 15 RBI ... Stole a pair of bases ... Three doubles and three triples ... Nine multi-hit games ... In a doubleheader against Bucknell (Apr. 16), went 5-for-6 with five RBI, including a three-RBI triple in the second game ... In the game prior, at Indiana, batted .500 (2-for-4), scoring two runs and posting one RBI ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 against Saint Francis (Pa.) (Apr. 2), scoring and driving in two runs each ... Hit a pair of triples in the Purdue series (Mar. 21-22) ... Against George Washington, drew three walks, stole a base and scored a run.
BEFORE PENN STATE Four-year starter on Kempner varsity team coached by Charity Rychlik ... Named team MVP for her efforts during her senior campaign ... Earned second team All-District following freshman and sophomore years ... Named first team All-District, won Leadership Award as a junior and senior ... Golden Glove award-winner as a sophomore and junior ... Started for Kempner varsity volleyball team as a senior ... Earned Academic Excellence Award and named to honor roll all four years ... Played travel ball with Texas Kaos under head coach Bert Emanuel, winners of 2009 12U ASA Southern National Championship ... Qualified for 16U Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Nationals in 2010, the Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) Nationals in 2011 and 2012 and the Triple Crown (TC) Gold Nationals in 2012 ... Named TC All-American in 2011 and 2012.
PERSONAL Full name is Shelby Clare Miller ... Born March 19, 1995 to parents Bill and Carolyn Miller in Houston, Texas ... Parents are William and Carolyn Miller ... Has two brothers, Aaron and Daniel, and one sister, Ameria ... Aaron played football at Trinity University ... Plans to major in kinesiology and become a physical therapist.