Hannah Miller Named Bowdoin Nominee For NCAA Woman of the Year

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BRUNSWICK, Maine - Recent Bowdoin graduate Hannah Miller '17 is one of eight nominees to represent the New England Small College Athletic Conference as its NCAA Woman of the Year nominee.

A native of Elmore, Vermont, Hannah Miller graduated from Bowdoin College with a double major in earth and oceanographic sciences and environmental studies. A member of the Nordic ski team, Miller was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society in 2017. She earned a Fulbright Student Research Fellow to study in Switzerland this fall. A three-time Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar student, she was awarded the Grua/O'Connell Research Fellow and the Freedman Summer Research Fellow in Coastal/Environmental Studies in 2016. She also received an American Geophysical Union general student travel research grant last year. Her senior thesis focused on investigating ocean acidification in Maine's coastal ecosystems.

Miller was a two-time NCAA Championship qualifier for the Polar Bears and finished in the top-10 in every Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Championship race in her career. She garnered All-America honors from the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) this past winter, while also earning a spot on the All-Maine State Teams all four years.

In the community, Miller co-founded and served as president of the Bowdoin Earth Science Club, an organization that coordinates outreach activities with local schools. She served as a student leader of the Bowdoin Outing Club and was a mentor for the Bowdoin Science Experience program. Outside of the Bowdoin community, Miller spent two summers working with the Maine Upward Bound Program introducing participants to earth science concepts. She also served as a volunteer at the Maine Food Bank and spent time working with students from Iraq, Pakistan, India, Turkey and the United States on peace building and conflict transformation workshops at the School of International Training.

The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. The award has been given annually since 1991. The 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced on October 22 in Indianapolis, Indiana.