Laura  Miller

Laura Miller


Columbus, Miss.

High School:
New Hope


FALL 2009 (SENIOR): Kicked off her final season with UT rowing by competing in Championship 8+ and Championship 4+ races...Won gold with her C8+ and C4+ shells at the Chattanooga Head Race...Followed with a 12th-place finish in the C8+ event at the Head of the Charles Regatta... Was a part of the Champ Eight boat that took home silver at the Head of the Hooch with a 14:17.40 time, the fastest ever by any Lady Vol boat in that division...Brought home bronze in the C8+ and placed sixth with her Championship Four boat at the Rivanna Romp.

2008-09: Raced in the top shell throughout the season...Part of the varsity eight crew that beat Alabama by 12 seconds...Garnered three runner-up finishes against Minnesota, Virginia and Clemson as a member of the V8+...Helped push her boat to the win in the C Finals at the season-ending South/Central Aramark Sprints...Collected six total medals in the fall, including four gold...Kicked off the season with a win in the champ 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Also took home gold in the pair with classmate Kate Snider...Part of the champ 8+ crew that finished 14th at the Head of the Charles Regatta...Earned gold again with the championship 8+ at the Head of the Tennessee...Snagged two bronze medals at the Head of the Hooch in the champ 8+ and the champ 4+...Won the pair with Libi Bruncvíkova' at the Rivanna Romp...Also notched a fourth-place showing in the champ 8+ at the Romp.

2007-08 (JUNIOR): Opened the season with a bronze medal in the Championship 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Part of the first-place Club 8+ crew at the Head of the Charles...Helped the top eight boat to a win in the C8+ at the Head of the Hooch...Also took silver in the Championship 4+ event at the Head of the Hooch...Closed out the fall with a silver medal in the C8+ at the Rivanna Romp...Spent the entirety of the spring season with the second eight...Helped the squad to a win over Louisville on Mar. 29...Part of the 2V8+ shell that topped Princeton on April 19...Guided the second eight to the grand final at the 2008 Aramark Sprints, where it finished fifth...Member of the first UT shell to reach a grand final at NCAA Championships...Competed in the No. 6 seat to assist the 2V8+ in its program-best fifth-place finish at Lake Natoma...Earned her second straight Academic All-SEC selection.

2006-07 (SOPHOMORE): Rowed with the novice team...Part of the second place N8+ crew at the Head of the Tennessee...Finished eighth at the Head of the Hooch...Helped the N8+ shell to a fourth-place showing at the Rivanna Romp...Rowed exclusively in the top novice boat in the spring...Part of the first-place N8+ shell in the petite final at S.I.R.A. Championships...Guided the Novice 8+ to sixth in the petite final of the Aramark Central/South Sprints...Helped the 2V8+ shell to a program-best second-place finish in the petite final at NCAA Championships...Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from New Hope High School in 2006...She was a member of the marching band, concert band, and the orchestra throughout high school as well as a member of the Senior Beta Club...Received three varsity letters in basketball and cross country and one in track...Was captain for two years of her cross country team.

PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in biochemistry...Chose to come to UT because of the strong science programs and the rowing team...Plans to attend medical school in the future...In her free time, she enjoys music, Italian, dog training, and jet skiing...Has one sister, Sarah-Marie, 23...Laura Christine Miller was born on August 1, 1988, in Hampton, Va....She is the daughter of Lt. Col. Mark and Elizabeth Miller.



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