SAAC Spotlight: SPU's Hannah Miller
Hannah Miller is a member of the SPU Varsity Eight crew that finished second in the 2021 GNAC Championships.
Hannah Miller is a member of the SPU Varsity Eight crew that finished second in the 2021 GNAC Championships.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Part of a regular series.

Throughout the year, uses this space to profile conference student-athletes who are members of their respective institutions’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition to providing feedback on the student-athlete experience, conference and institutional SAAC members also offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Name: Hannah Miller
Sport: Women’s Rowing
Institution: Seattle Pacific University
Year: Sophomore
Major: Communication and Business Administration double major
Hometown: Niantic, CT

What Is Your Favorite College Class And Why?: My favorite class I’ve taken has been about argumentation and what makes a good argument. It’s been interesting to learn about different argument styles and how to be effective in persuasive language.

How Many Years Have You Been Involved In SAAC?: One.

What Has Been The Most Memorable SAAC Activity?: SPU’s SAAC put on a scavenger hunt around the city of Seattle. It was fun to do all the activities with teammates and compete against other athletes from my college.

What Have You Learned From Needing To Balance Athletics And Academics?: I’ve learned how to appreciate down time and take advantage of every moment I’m not practicing to study and stay on top of my academics.

What Does It Mean To You To Be A Division II Student-Athlete?: It means being able to compete at a high level while still making sure that I’m set up for my life after college through my academics.

Who Is Your Current Mentor?: Krista Fleming. She’s a good family friend who owns and runs her own business.

What Are Your Future Goals After Graduating?: I want to adopt a bunch of dogs, keep rowing and figure out what path I want to follow after college.

What Advice Would You Have For An Incoming Freshman?: Take your time to enjoy the little things, and that it’s okay to have other hobbies outside of your sport as well.

What’s Your Favorite Thing About Being Part Of The GNAC?: The competitiveness.

What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?: Of all time, it would be the 2016 World Series. My favorite sports moment that I was in would be rowing at the Head of the Charles Regatta in 2019 as the last race of my senior year of high school.

If You Could Spend The Day With One Person, Who Would It Be?: Robert Downey, Jr. I would love to sit down and have lunch with him. Who doesn’t love RDJ?

Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs

Favorite Athlete: Anthony Rizzo

Extracurricular Activities: Student ambassador, EMT and volunteer firefighter, rock climbing and being an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

What’s Something People Don’t Know About You?: I can watch 2 seasons of Psych in one sitting.