The awards, sponsored by Meijer, Incorporated, are presented after the Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic seasons to six female and six male student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play.
This is the first Commissioner's Award for Mazzi and the second for the women's soccer program (Shara Perry, 2012). Miller also earned the award last season, and this is the third overall for the football program (Tyler White, 2012).
Mazzi ended her career playing the most games all-time in ODU history at 76. Mazzi scored five goals and a career high three assists this past season. She ranks inside the top ten in goals (20) and points (44) in ODU women's soccer history.
Mazzi was named to the Second Team Daktronics All-Region, First Team All-GLIAC, and First Team OCSA All-Ohio. She was also named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week after her game winning goal at nationally ranked Grand Valley State. The senior was also named to the GLIAC Academic Excellence team as Mazzi maintains a 3.76 GPA as a Social Work major.
During his time at Ohio Dominican, Miller has performed over 100 hours of community service. Miller, who was a semifinalist for the NFF Campbell Trophy and a nominee for the AFCA Good Works Team, is a member of the President's Society at Ohio Dominican, a select group of students who represent the institution at university functions. He also serves as the student representative to the Board of Trustees. Miller also manages a 3.739 grade-point average in the classroom as a Childhood Education major.
On the field, Miller placed seventh in the Harlon Hill Trophy balloting for the nation's best Division II player. He compiled a 29-6 in his three years as a starter at ODU, throwing for 3,394 yards and 27 touchdowns this fall. He ranked amongst the nation's best in completion percentage as he completed 275-of-407 throws (67.6 percent) and he led the GLIAC with 261.1 yards per game.
Earlier this month, Miller won the GLIAC's McAvoy Award, which goes to the top football student-athlete who combines excellence on and off the field.
Contact: Scott Miles