SAAC Spotlight: WOU's Dominic Miller
Dominic Miller appeared in two games in 2021 for Western Oregon, allowing two runs in 1.2 innings while striking out one.
Dominic Miller appeared in two games in 2021 for Western Oregon, allowing two runs in 1.2 innings while striking out one.

Friday, February 4, 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: Dominic Miller
Sport: Baseball
Institution: Western Oregon University
Year: Senior
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Stanwood, WA

Why Did You Choose To Attend WOU?: My coach from junior college (former Skagit Valley CC and current NNU assistant Trevor Podratz) was here, who I love.

What Is Your Favorite College Class And Why?: My favorite class so far has been motor behavior because I had a really good teacher who taught it online.

Who Is Your Favorite Professor?: Jeff Armstrong. He’s so knowledgeable and has a good way of lecturing that keeps you engaged in the material.

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

Why Did You Choose To Get Involved With SAAC?: I want to meet people and other athletes on campus.

What Has Been The Most Memorable SAAC Activity?: Making Halloween candy bags, along with working the SAAC candy table with Eli Nafziger.

How Do You Feel Participating In SAAC Will Help You After You Graduate?: It’s helped me find efficient ways to work with other people.

What Is The Biggest Obstacle You Have Overcome During Your Collegiate Career?: School.

What Does It Mean To You To Be A Division II Student-Athlete?: Everything. If I told my second-grade self that I am a Division II baseball player, he would be so happy and proud.

Who Is Your Current Mentor?: My mom, (NNU Assistant Coach) Trevor Podratz, my grandfather, (NNU Pitching Coach) Grady Wood, my best friend and his dad.

What Are Your Future Goals After Graduating?: Play professional baseball.

What Advice Would You Have For An Incoming Freshman?: Try not to get overwhelmed. Give yourself some room to breathe and get help from other experienced people.

What’s Your Favorite Thing About Being Part Of The GNAC?: The tight-knit community.

What’s Your Favorite Sports Memory?: Pitching a perfect game in Little League.

If You Could Spend The Day With One Person, Who Would It Be?: I would spend it with this girl I met and had a summer fling with, because I miss her so much.

Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Mariners

Favorite Athlete: Marcus Stroman

Extracurricular Activities: Golf, ultimate frisbee, football

What’s Something People Don’t Know About You?: I’ve never tried soda or coffee.