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2007: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... saw action in all 33 matches, starting 11 at defensive specialist/outside hitter and 21 at libero ... averaged 4.63 digs per game, ranking sixth in the Big Ten and second all-time in Purdue single season history ... led the team in digs 18 times ... ranked third in the Big Ten with 5.20 digs per game in conference matches ... racked up 556 digs this season, third-most on the Purdue single-season list ... tallied a school record 40 digs at Indiana, making her the first Boilermaker to ever reach the 40-dig plateau ... owns two of the top four spots in Purdue's individual match digs records, after her 40-dig performance and a 36-dig effort at Michigan ... named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 22) for her achievements ... became the 12th Boilermaker ever to reach 1,000 career digs vs. Florida A&M ... led the team with 28 aces, recording three each vs. East Carolina and North Carolina ... racked up a team-leading 14 kills vs. Dayton ... also three blocks against the Flyers.
2006: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in all 34 matches, starting 14 at defensive specialist/outside hitter plus 20 at libero ... chalked up 31 digs against Ohio State (9/29) and 32 against Iowa (10/7) to become the first player to surpass the 30-dig milestone twice in her career since Becky Kanitz did so in 1987 ... ranked seventh in Big Ten with 4.04 digs per game ... led team in digs in 18 matches, totaling 489 for the season ... racked up three double-doubles: vs. Arizona State (18K, 28D), at Auburn (13K, 13D) and at No. 9 USC (13K, 14D) ... posted double-digit kills on three occasions and double-figure digs 24 times, including 20 or more seven times ... tallied a career-high 18 kills vs. Arizona State (9/2) ... served up a career-high five aces vs. Western Michigan (9/9) ... garnered Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week twice (9/4, 10/9) ... named Mizuno Challenge MVP.
2005: Saw action in all 34 matches, starting 28 plus three at libero ... took over left side hitter position when senior Leah Wischmeier suffered an ACL injury on Sept. 17 ... saw action in the front row twice prior to that date, racking up 14 kills against Bradley and 13 against Xavier (9/17) ... posted double-digit kill tallies in six matches, including a season-best 17 against No. 8 Wisconsin (9/30) ... tallied double-digit dig totals on 20 occasions, including three 20-dig efforts ... recorded four double-doubles on the season: against Bradley (14K, 20D), against Xavier (9/17), against No. 8 Wisconsin (17K, 16D) and against Michigan State (11K, 12D) ... made good on 97 percent of her reception attempts ... chalked up a season-best five blocks at Northwestern ... posted season-best five assists three times, last at Illinois ... named to the Mortar Board Purdue Premier all-tournament team ... led the team in kills on four occasions, in digs six times and in aces eight times.
High School: The No. 47 recruit in the country as listed in prepvolleyball.com's senior aces ... a four-time All-State honoree at Muncie Central High School ... garnered all-county honors all four years ... team won the state title her sophomore and senior seasons, while finishing as the runner-up her junior year ... helped team to four-straight conference titles and an undefeated league record all four years ... named MVP of the Mishawaka Tournament as a junior and senior ... a member of the Indiana All-Star team her final two seasons ... garnered East Central Indiana Volleyball Player of the Year accolades as a junior ... owns Muncie Central record for career kills and career digs ... lettered in softball all four years ... played for the Munciana Club team, which finished third in the nation for 14-under and second in the nation for 13-under ... named to the club's 2002 all-tournament team ... a four-year honor roll member ... earned Kiwanis Award for Academic Excellence.
Personal: Given name is Kelli Lyn Miller ... born June 25, 1986 ... parents are Kevin and Sherri Miller ... has one brother, Brad, who played baseball at Ball State ... majoring in health promotion ... nickname is K-Mill.