RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.31 (Softball)
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Last Friday, senior pitcher Sarah Miller threw a complete game against No. 2 Oklahoma, holding the nation’s top offense to four earned runs.
Next year, the soon-to-be graduate of KU will regular make appearances on OU’s campus, but in a different capacity. Miller will be a graduate assistant for SoonerVision, the video department for Oklahoma Athletics that produces all of the video content on Sooner Sports TV and the six in-venue video boards operated by OU.
Miller’s day-to-day responsibilities are yet to be determined, but one thing is certain: she will be working with the sport that has given her so many opportunities — softball.
“I have always been interested in and passionate about behind-the-scenes video production and social media in the sports industry,” Miller said. “Playing softball at KU has been such a great opportunity for me and opened doors that I never could have imagined. I’m hoping to learn as much as I can through this opportunity.”
She is whetting her appetite for multimedia in college athletics as a student assistant with KU’s Rock Chalk Video department this year. And when KU senior catcher Harli Ridling introduced Miller to her cousin, SoonerVision reporter Jessica Coody, doors began to open for the bright-eyed and ambitious Miller.
“When I met Harli’s cousin and her boss we were just chatting about social media and different accounts,” Miller said. “I was telling them how interested I am in working in college athletics. A couple weeks later I asked if there were any job openings or graduate-assistant positions and he said that there was a GA position open and it fell into place when I applied and went through the interview process.”
After graduating from KU this May, Miller will trade her Crimson and Blue for Crimson and Cream as she begins her GA position with SoonerVision while pursuing a master’s degree — adult and higher education with an emphasis in intercollegiate athletics administration — at OU this fall.
“I will always be a Jayhawk. It might seem a little different to fans that I’m attending another Big 12 school to pursue my master’s degree, but this is a rare opportunity for a college grad to learn from some great people and I can’t wait to get started,” Miller concluded.