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School Record 145 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees among Spring/At-Large Sports
The Nittany Lions fell 3-0 to the Fighting Illini at the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal
The Nittany Lions honored the careers of their six seniors prior to the game
Friday, May 5-Sunday, May 7 | Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard Field
BIG TEN ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (2016)
BIG TEN ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM (2015)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2015, 2016)
2016 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Was one of four players to start all 54 games...Played every game at third base for the Nittany Lions…Ranked fourth on the team with a .345 batting average…Ranked second on the team with 60 hits and ranked third with 11 doubles, which ties for seventh in single season history for Penn State…Also had one triple and eight home runs…Drove in 36 RBI and scored 37 times for the Nittany Lions…Had a .557 slugging percentage and a .403 on-base percentage…Notched 14 walks and was hit by a pitch a team-high five times…Stole three bases on three attempts and had eight sacrifice hits…Paced Penn State with 21 multi-hit games and had nine multi-RBI games…Opened the season with an eight-game hitting streak…Went 2-for-4 with three RBI and scored twice against Rutgers (March 25)…Drove in two runs on two hits and crossed home once against Michigan State (April 1)…Went 2-for-2 with one RBI and two runs against Nebraska in the Big Ten Softball Tournament…Earned Big Ten All-Tournament honors after tallying three hits, one RBI and scoring twice…Ranked seventh in the Big Ten with 113 assists and had 51 putouts.
2015 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Earned Big Ten All-Defensive Team honors...Appeared in 51 games, including 50 starts with 44 at third base, four as the designated player and two at shortstop...Batted .327 (54-for-165) with 54 hits, 30 runs, eight doubles, four home runs and 35 RBI...Stole three bases...Had 17 multi-hit games, including two with three hits...Posted six games with three or more RBI...Blasted a three-run homer at Mississippi State (Feb. 21)...Doubled and had three RBI against No. 20 Missouri (Feb. 27)...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI at Pacific (March 10)... Notched two hits with a double and a RBI against Pitt (March 18)...Went 2-for-4 with a RBI vs. Northwestern (March 21)...Had a home run and two RBI against Robert Morris (March 25)...Went 2-for-3 with an RBI at Michigan State (March 27)...Had three hits with a homer and three RBI, while scoring twice at Michigan State (March 29)...Went 3-for-4 with two runs and a double vs. Bucknell (April 1, game 1)...Notched two doubles and three RBI against Bucknell (April 1)...Blasted a grand slam at Wisconsin (April 4)...Doubled with two runs and three RBI against Saint Francis (April 22)...Went 2-for-3 with four RBI against Rutgers (April 25)...Drove in two RBI vs. Maryland (May 7)...Garnered Academic All-Big Ten accolades.
2014 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
In 44 games played, made 43 starts in the outfield or at second base...Third-best batting average on the Lions, hitting .308 (37-for-120)...Tallied 12 runs scored and 15 RBI...Stole a pair of bases...Posted three doubles and three triples in 2014...Had nine multi-hit games...In a doubleheader against Bucknell (April 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.) (April 2), scoring and driving in two runs each...Hit a pair of triples in the Purdue series (March 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.
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...Majoring in kinesiology.