2006 Honda Award Winner
2006-07: Tabbed an All-American in both singles and doubles for the second-consecutive season by earning one of the top eight seeds in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships ... Also earned CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-America Honors ... Concluded the season ranked No. 7 in singles and No. 6 in doubles with Whitney McCray ... Posted a total of 18 singles wins over ranked opponents during the season, 15 of which came in dual matches ... Top singles victory came in the ACC Championships when she knocked off the nation's No. 1 player, Audra Cohen of Miami, for the second-straight year with a 7-5, 6-2 victory ... Also posted a 7-5, 6-3 win against North Carolina's fourth-ranked Jenna Long in the semifinals of the ACC Championships ... Biggest singles win of the year came in the finals of the NCAA Championships when she stopped UCLA's 15th-ranked Riza Zalameda, 6-3, 7-6 (3) to tie the match at 2-2 ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championships ... Recorded seven doubles wins over ranked opponents, teaming with McCray ... Top win for the duo came in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships when they knocked off fifth-ranked Susie Babos and Zsuzsanna Fodor of Cal, 8-6 ... Defeated No. 10 Daniela Bercek and Melissa Mang of Duke, 8-1, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championships ... Captured her second-straight Wilson/ITA South Region Singles Championship in the fall with a straight-set victory over her rookie teammate, Kirsten Flower, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) ... Ranked the No. 2 singles player in the nation the entire fall ... Posted a 9-2 singles record, including a 3-1 mark against ranked opponents, while participating in just three tournaments: the ITA All-American Championships, the Wilson/ITA South Region Championships and the ITA National Indoor Championships ... Also went 4-4 in doubles play, teaming with senior Alison Silverio ... The duo was ranked No. 20 in the nation during the fall campaign.
2005-06: Became the first Georgia Tech tennis player to earn a No. 1 singles ranking when she did so on 3/21/06 ... Maintained the No. 1 ranking for almost three months before finishing the season ranked No. 2 ... Concluded the year ranked 14th in the nation in doubles after reaching as high as No. 5 at the beginning of the year ... Earned Singles and Doubles All-America Honors ... Named the Honda Award Winner for women's tennis, recognizing the top women's tennis player in the nation ... Named a CoSIDA Academic All-American ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships ... Singles record of 41-7 stands second for highest winning percentage (.854) while her 41 wins ranks second for most singles wins in a season, one behind her 2005 mark of 42 ... Went 21-6 against ranked opponents, with her top wins coming against No. 2 Audra Cohen of Miami and No. 6 Daniela Bercek of Duke ... Named the 2006 ACC Tournament MVP after defeating Cohen in straight sets in the championship match ... Won 10-straight matches to end the season ... Her 26 doubles victories ranks sixth on the single-season list in the Tech annals while her .730 doubles winning percentage is good for fifth ... Teamed with Lyndsay Shosho the entire doubles season ... The duo went 11-8 against ranked opponents during the year, with three of those wins coming against opponents ranked in the top-10.
2004-05: Became the first All-American in Georgia Tech women's tennis history when she was selected as one of the top-16 national seeds in the 2005 NCAA Singles Championship ... Advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championship before falling in three sets to national runner-up and the tournament's No. 3 seed, Audra Cohen ... Was also part of the first doubles team to ever represent Georgia Tech women's tennis in the NCAA Doubles Championship when she did so with Alison Silverio ... Shattered the previous Tech records in singles and doubles wins in a season by winning 42 singles matches and teaming with Alison Silverio to set the mark for most doubles victories in a season with 29 in 2005 ... Is the only Yellow Jacket to ever record 40 singles and 25 doubles wins in the same season ... Won her first 10 singles matches of the fall, including earning the Baylor Invitational singles title with a pair of wins over seventh-ranked Dianne Hollands of Arizona and No. 31 Carolyn Walter of Baylor ... Went 9-1 in the ITA All-America Pre-Qualifying and Qualifying draws and concluded the tournament with five wins over ranked opponents ... Had 21 singles victories over ranked opponents her rookie season, with her top win coming against fourth-ranked Shadisha Robinson of Georgia, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6, to help Tech to its first victory over its arch rival in school history ... Played 33 matches against ranked opponents, with a win-loss record of 21-11 in those matches (Four of her 11 losses came against opponents ranked in the top-five in singles) ... Won seven of her last 10 matches, nine of which were against ranked opponents, with her only losses coming against No. 1 Megan Bradley of Miami, No. 4 Audra Cohen of Northwestern and No. 54 Petra Dizdar of Texas ... Posted an overall record of 42-11 in singles play and was 29-13 in doubles ... Went 7-3 against ACC opponents at the top of the singles lineup while posting a 19-8 singles mark in dual-matches ... Ranked every week during the season in both singles and doubles, and concluded the year ranked 15th in the nation in singles and 18th with Silverio in doubles play ... Captured the doubles title of the Baylor Invitational with Silverio, including posting an 8-5 win over the nation's top-ranked doubles tandem in the quarterfinal match, and also advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Qualifier before dropping an 8-6 decision to UCLA's 17th-ranked duo of Daniela Bercek and Riza Zalameda ... Top doubles wins of the year came against No. 1 Dianne Hollands and Maja Mlakar of Arizona in the fall and vs. No. 9 Zuzana Cerna and Daniela Covello of Baylor in the spring ... Teamed with Silverio to win four of her last five doubles matches, including a key 9-7 win over No. 48 Audrey Banada and Melissa Applebaum of Miami to clinch the doubles point for the Jackets in the finals of the ACC Championship.
High School/Junior Tennis: Lettered in her only year of tennis under head coach and father Kevin Miller at Marysville High, playing in the No. 1 singles slot ... Won the Michigan High School State Championship in her only year of prep tennis ... Captured the College Hard Courts Singles and Doubles Titles and was the USTA Doubles Clay Court Champion with Northwestern/Miami standout Audra Cohen ... Named the Marysville High MVP while earning all-area and all-state honors ... Ranked the No. 2 doubles and No. 13 singles player in the nation for girls 18 and under ... Was the valedictorian of her class, member of the all-academic team, member of the National Honor Society and president of her junior and senior classes.
Personal: Full name is Kristi Kay Miller ... Born December 22, 1985 ... Daughter of Kevin and Kimberly Miller ... Has two sisters named Kelli and Kylie ... Kylie plays No. 1 for her high school team while Kelli is on a tennis and academic scholarship at Lee University in Tennessee ... Mother played collegiate tennis at the University of South Florida...Enjoys scrapbooking, reading and shopping in her spare time ... Majoring in history, technology and society at Georgia Tech ... Lists giving her valedictorian speech as her most memorable non-athletic moment.
Kristi Miller's Career Statistics
SINGLES DOUBLES Year Dual Overall Dual Overall 2005 17-7 (.708) 42-11 (.792) 15-7 (.682) 29-13 (.690) 2006 24-4 (.857) 41-7 (.854) 21-9 (.700) 27-10 (.730) 2007 21-8 (.724) 34-11 (.756) 21-11 (.656) 27-17 (.614) TOTAL 62-19 (.765) 117-29 (.801) 57-27 (.679) 83-40 (.675)