LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jade Miller (Plano, Texas) from the University of Dallas clinched a pair of postseason honors to add her impressive count in her first collegiate year with the Crusaders. The freshman outfielder was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) West All-Region Second Team on Monday. After capturing Co-Player of the Year with the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) for the first time in program history, Miller was the first player to have earned a spot on the All-Region Team since Jamie Schwark (1st Team) and Janel Erlinger (3rd) achieved the feat in 2004. Now six players all-time from Dallas have been named NFCA All-Region accolades.
On Sunday, Miller had been tabbed United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) First Team All-American. She was the lone Crusader to earn an All-American, but continues a three-year stretch with at least one player earning First Team. Miller did notch a USCAA Athlete of the Week Honor the week through March 19th, and ranked third in the league with 30 stolen bases.
Overall, Miller led the Crusaders at the plate with a .469 batting average and program record 61 hits in a season. She led the team with nine doubles, four triples, 33 runs scored, and 30 stolen bases in 32 attempts. At one juncture this season, the team's voted MVP had reached base safely in 22 straight games and also had displayed a 14-game hitting streak in the midst of that same span. Miller recorded a hit in 38 contests overall had 17 multi-hit performances.