Former Wisconsin standout Chloe Miller originally was drafted by the Akron Racers in the 2017 National Professional Fastpitch draft but took a year off from the sport. She signed with the Cleveland Comets in April and is eager to begin her rookie season.
Miller, a native of Bettendorf, Iowa, played in over 200 games at Wisconsin. She recorded a career batting average of .358 with 29 home runs and 176 runs batted in. She also notched a .476 on-base percentage and a .628 slugging percentage.
She started all 52 games of her senior season, primarily at catcher but she also can play third base and could fill a utility role with the Comets.
As a senior, Miller led the Big Ten in batting average (.426), which also was the best single-season mark in school history, and she led the Badgers in hits (66), runs (53), home runs (11), slugging percentage (.794), on-base percentage (.545) and doubles (18).
How old were you when you started playing softball and why did you stick with it?
“I started when I was eight years old,” Miller said. “I enjoyed it and proved I had talent but always played other sports too. As I got older I realized I had a real passion for it and that passion led me to compete at the highest collegiate level, which ended up bringing me here.”
Learn more about Chloe Miller:
- Bats: Left
- Throws: Right
- Birthday: June 21
- Nickname: Skyball
- Instagram: @skyballmiller
- Twitter: @skyballmiller
- Special Skill (other than softball): Guitar
- Second Favorite Sport: Volleyball
- Favorite Food: All food
- Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter
- Last Book She Read: Turtles All the Way Down
- Pregame Ritual: Listen to Music
- Favorite Quote: “You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people, and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.”
DID YOU KNOW?
Miller was a standout multi-sport athlete at Pleasant Valley High School. She was a first-team all-state honoree in volleyball and softball and also placed fifth in the discus at the Iowa Class 4A state track and field meet and also played on the school’s basketball team, which advanced to the regional championship game.
“Looking back, I definitely made the right choices in doing all these sports,” Miller told the Quad-City Times in 2013. “After I committed (to Wisconsin), a lot of people asked, ‘Are you going to still play basketball or go out for track?’ Heck, yes. It is fun, and it gets my mind off other things and helps me keep that balance.”