Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Coach: Dan Ross
In His MP3 Player: The Buggles
Last Concert He Attended: Journey
Favorite Author: Charles Dickens
Favorite Actor & Actress: Gerard Butler & Julie Andrews
Favorite Month of the Year: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Chicken & Dumplings
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Alcatraz Island
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Spain
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Golf
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jason Weiss, Materials
Most Memorable Meets at Purdue: 2010 & 2011 SMU Classic
Pet at Home: Billy, Beta Fish
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Miller excelled in the breaststroke events, eclipsing the school record in the 100 breast at the Big Ten Championships... his time of 53.34 in the prelims allowed him to qualify for the A final while breaking a record that had stood since 2006... he was the first Boiler to set a new individual program record since 2010... qualified for the C final of the 200 breast at Big Tens with a season-best time of 1:58.38... selected as the program's Red Mackey nominee (excellence by a senior)... swam the breaststroke leg on Purdue's fastest 200 and 400 medley relay teams this season... helped both teams both the second-fastest times in program history at the Big Ten Championships... qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 100 and 200 breast... was among the eight Purdue swimmers that traveled to Dallas for the Classic @ SMU, winning the A final of the 100 breast while also competing in the 200 breast and 200 IM as well as medley relays... posted six individual victories total... accounted for the 29.5 team points at the Ohio State Invitational after finishing as the runner-up in the A final of the 100 breast and sixth in the A final of the 200 breast... won the 100 breast at the Indiana Intercollegiates and dual meets against Indiana, Notre Dame and Iowa/Ohio State... season-best time in the 200 IM (1:53.06) was at SMU... swam on medley relay winners in dual meets against Northwestern and Notre Dame as well the Indiana Intercollegiates... his career-best time in the 200 breast (1:58.07) from 2011 continues to rank fifth fastest in program history.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 8)... Miller competed primarily in the breaststroke events... was Purdue's top performer in the 100 (54.23) and 200 breast (1:58.07), posting both season-best times at the Big Ten Championships... both marks rank fourth all-time in Purdue history... also competed in the 200 IM at Big Tens and his time (1:50.79) ranked third for the Boilers in 2010-11... scored points with NCAA provisional qualifying times in both breaststroke events at Big Tens, highlighted by a fourth-place showing in the B final of the 100... was a constant on Purdue's top-performing medley relay teams, swimming the breaststroke leg on nine of the 10 top times (all but fourth place in the 400)... the top times by the 200 (1:28.28) and 400 (3:13.98) medley relays both ranked third in program history... earned Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors, Purdue's first winner since 2009, after sweeping the breaststroke events and helping the 400 medley relay team win in the dual meet with Indiana... won the 100 breast and finished third in the 200 at the Big Ten Quad... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the SMU Classic in January, finishing second in the championship heat of the 100 breast... advanced to the A final in the 100 breast at the Purdue Invitational.
2009-10: Academic All-Big Ten...clocked NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 54.91 while finishing 12th in 100 breaststroke at Big Ten Championships (2/26)...did not finish lower than eighth in any 100 breaststroke race during regular season...grabbed wins in event vs. Miami (10/30) and at Eastern Michigan (11/13)...finished second at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10), vs. Notre Dame (11/6), vs. Northwestern (11/7) and at Indiana (2/6)...logged third-place finishes vs. Michigan State (1/8) and at The Classic At SMU (1/15), a fifth-place showing at Big Ten Quad (1/29) and eighth-place finish at Purdue Invitational (11/21)...opened season with 200 IM victory at Indiana Intercollegiates...finished fourth in event at Eastern Michigan and vs. Michigan State (1/8) and fifth at Indiana...logged runner-up finish in 200 breaststroke at Indiana and third-place showings at Eastern Michigan and at Big Ten Quad (1/30)...finished fifth in event vs. Michigan State (1/9) and at The Classic At SMU (1/16)...swam second leg on victorious 200 medley relay (11/13) and anchored runner-up 200 freestyle relay at Eastern Michigan (11/14)...took second leg on second-place 200 medley relay at Indiana Intercollegiates, vs. Notre Dame, vs. Michigan State (1/7) and at Indiana...dove into pool second on third-place 400 medley relay vs. Northwestern and vs. Michigan State (1/8).
2008-09: Moved to fifth on Purdue's all-time performance list in 100 breaststroke with 54.65 time that placed 18th at Big Ten Championships (2/27)...clocked season-best time of 1:51.06 in 200 IM at Big Ten Championships (2/26)...swam season-best 2:04.65 time in 200 breaststroke at Big Ten Championships (2/28)...finished third in 200 IM with then-personal-best time of 1:52.28, fourth in 100 breaststroke with then-personal-best time of 55.93 and swam second leg on fifth-place 400 medley relay vs. Indiana (2/7)...led off third-place 400 medley relay vs. Miami (10/31)...also finished fourth in 100 backstroke with 54.04 time and in 200 IM with 1:58.99 clocking...finished third in 100 breaststroke and fourth in 200 IM at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...finished second in 100 breaststroke with 58.52 time and seventh in 200 breaststroke after stopping clock in 2:11.75 at Northwestern (11/7)...also swam second leg on third-place 200 medley relay and recorded time of 1:57.28 in 200 IM...touched wall in runner-up time of 58.84 in 100 breaststroke and finished fifth in 200 backstroke with 1:58.27 time at Notre Dame (11/8)...also swam second leg on second-place 400 medley relay...swam second leg on 200 medley relay that finished second at Purdue Challenge (11/15)...swam second leg on seventh-place 400 medley relay and third leg on 11th-place 200 freestyle relay and finished 22nd in 200 IM with 1:55.42 time at Art Adamson Invitational (11/21)...also swam second leg on ninth-place 200 medley relay, finished 12th in 100 breaststroke with 57.06 time and 23rd in 100 backstroke with 53.39 clocking (11/22) and led off 11th-place 400 freestyle relay and finished 14th in 200 breaststroke with 2:06.24 time (11/23)...swam second leg on victorious 200 medley relay in triple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)...also finished fourth in 100 breaststroke with 58.90 time and eighth in 200 IM with 2:00.17 clocking...swam second leg on runner-up 400 medley relay and finished fourth in 100 breaststroke with 57.15 time and ninth in 200 IM with 1:55.76 clocking in Big Ten Duals at Minnesota (1/30)...also swam second leg on runner-up 200 medley relay and finished seventh in 200 breaststroke with 2:07.62 time (1/31)
High School: Graduated from Chesterton High School in 2008 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... four-time conference champion ... four-time sectional champion ... six-time state champion ... four-year scholar athlete ... named MVP sophomore year ... voted team captain in junior and senior years ... Mental Attitude Award winner junior and senior year ... graduated with distinguished honors.
Personal: Given name is Albert Edward Miller IV ... born May 9, 1989 ... son of Bert and Kathy Miller ... has one older sister, Ali, and two younger sisters, Maddie and Mary ... majoring in civil engineering.