Women's Basketball Hall of Famer
Cheryl Miller is one of the greatest players in the history of women’s basketball. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995 – one of only 11 women who have been so honored. Miller burst onto the national scene when she led USC to consecutive national titles in 1983 and…
Cheryl Miller is one of the greatest players in the history of women’s basketball. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995 – one of only 11 women who have been so honored.
Miller burst onto the national scene when she led USC to consecutive national titles in 1983 and 1984. She was the first player to “elevate” the women’s game with her superior leaping ability. Her overall marvelous basketball and athletic skills enabled her to dominate games, and that was reflected by her earning All-America honors four consecutive years. During her last three years at USC, she was the national college player of the year. She was the first athlete – male or female – to have her number retired by the university.
In 1984, she led the U.S. women to their first Olympic gold medal. Two years later, she led the U.S. to titles in the World Championship of Basketball and the Goodwill Games. Miller was voted ESPN Woman Athlete of the Year in 1985, and in 1986 she was the first woman basketball player to be nominated for the prestigious Sullivan Award (1985-86).
Miller returned to USC in 1993 as the head coach, and, again she excelled. During her two seasons as coach, USC had a 44-14 record for a .759 winning percentage, and in 1994, USC won the Pacific-10 Conference title.
Cheryl first worked as a broadcaster for ABC, where she handled a variety of assignments including reports for Wide World of Sports. in 1995, she joined Turner Sports as an analyst and reporter for NBA coverage on TNT and TBS. In November 1996, she became the first female analyst to work on a nationally televised NBA game.
Miller has also been actively involved in community service work. She was commissioner of the 1985 Los Angeles Olympic Committee Summer Youth Games and has been a spokesperson for the 1985-86 Los Angeles Literacy Campaign, as well as the American Lung, Diabetes and Cancer Associations and Muscular Dystrophy Association.
She is one-half of the greatest sister-brother basketball combination in history. Younger brother is Reggie of the Indiana Pacers followed in her golden footsteps when he represented the United States on the 1996 Dream Team at the Atlanta Olympics.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Cheryl Miller
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