INDIANAPOLIS - Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of Famer Ronda Jo Miller, '01 is profiled in the Summer 2018 issue of Champion magazine published by the NCAA.
The story, which was nearly a year in the making, was written by Matthew Holmes, Assistant Director - Championships & Alliances with the NCAA. The profile story is titled "Gallaudet star soared on both the basketball and volleyball courts" and can be read here: http://www.ncaa.org/champion/gallaudet-star-soared-both-basketball-and-volleyball-courts.
Miller, now Ronda Jo Donatucci, was inducted into the Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008 for women’s basketball and 2014 for women's volleyball.
The story catches up with Donatucci and reflects on her astonishing career at Gallaudet that saw her set team, conference and national records.
Miller, who had her No. 23 women’s basketball jersey retired on Feb. 8, 2014, was a three-time Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American first team selection, three-time Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Player of the Year and holds numerous school records. She led Division III in scoring average (26.3 points per game) during the 1998-99 season when the Bison (24-6) reached the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. She still holds the Division III all-time career mark for rebounds (1,545) in 106 games played. Gallaudet made two appearances in the NCAA tournament (1996-97, 1998-99) with Miller leading the way.
She was a three-time CAC Player of the Year (1996, ’97, ’99) in women’s volleyball and a three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) all-region honoree (1996, ’97, ’99). She became the first women’s volleyball player to earn CAC Player and Rookie of the Year in the same season (1996) and a four-time All-CAC first team selection. Miller helped the Bison win their third and fourth CAC championships (1996, ’99) and make two NCAA tournament appearance. Her four single-season kill totals rank first (1,038 in 1999), second (896, ’97), third (845, ’98) and fifth (720, ’96) in CAC history and are in the Top 10 in Division III history. She finished her career with a NCAA record 3,579 kills (tops in Division I, II, III) on 7,117 attacks (.389 hitting percentage) in 583 sets played.
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