Miller honored by Iowa Central

As a result of her standout individual efforts in both cross country and track, Jodi Miller was recently picked as the 2013 Bottenfield Award winner, handed out annually to the outstanding female athlete of the year at Iowa Central.

The former Sumner-Fredericksburg prep is an 11-time All-American, two-time individual national champion and has been a driving force behind five team national titles with the Tritons.

“Jodi leads by example, and served as our team captain both years for cross country and track,” said ICCC head cross country coach Dee Brown. “She’s just one of those kids that is really a great all-around athlete.”

Miller twice received All-American accolades in cross country and half marathon in helping the Tritons to consecutive team titles in each. In track, Miller powered the women to an indoor team crown in 2012 and a runner-up showing in 2013, along with a second-place team finish at the 2012 outdoor championships.

Individually, Miller won the steeplechase as a freshman at the outdoor track championships. She was a also a member of the 4×800-meter relay quartet that captured the 2013 indoor national title.

Miller has been a runner-up as well in five different events.

“I knew she was a very talented and versatile high school athlete, but I had no idea how good she could be,” Brown said. “She definitely fulfilled those hopes. You can only get to know someone so much during the recruiting process, but she’s been the full package for us.”

Miller remains undecided on her future plans.