Miller honored for tennis achievements

By Wayne Allen

December 27, 2013

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

At their last meeting of the year, Portsmouth City Council a resolution was passed honoring Ali Miller for her tennis achievements while at Portsmouth High School.

In November Miller committed to play tennis at the University of Cincinnati with a full academic and tennis scholarship.

At the time of her commitment Miller was quoted as saying, “I’m definitely super excited. I’m glad I’m a Bearcat now. I’m just excited this day has finally come. I can’t wait to go to college there and play for UC.”

Miller also received interest from Southern Illinois, Toledo, Ball State, Cleveland State, Bradley, Butler and Belmont Colleges.

The resolution states, “Ali Miller went undefeated in regular season play at Portsmouth High School in all four years, was selected at the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League Most Valuable player all four years and reined as Sectional Champion all four years.

Ali Miller advanced through the district tournament as district runner-up in her firs three years and as district champion this year. As district champion and runner-up, Ali Miller competed in the Division II state tennis tournament all four years finishing in the top eight in state tournament play as a freshman and sophomore, fourth place as a junior and as state runner-up in her senior year.”

Some of Miller’s other achievements include, being qualified for the South Eastern Ohio Athletic League Academic Team each of her three years of eligibility, being selected for the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association Golden Racket Award for excellence in academics and athletics in her senior year.

The resolution concluded by stating, “With great pride, the Portsmouth City Council congratulates Ali Miller for her outstanding 2013 season and entire tennis and academic career at Portsmouth High School and in most admirably representing her school and the entire city of Portsmouth.”

The resolution passed 5 to zero with Second Ward Councilman Rich Saddler absent from the meeting. At the time of passage, Miller along with her family posed for a few pictures with members of council and other city officials.

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