On Campus: Miller leading way for Mountain Lions

Concord University’s Aaron Miller (Sherando ’13) is off to an impressive start to his sophomore season.

Miller ended his freshman season with a surge and he’s picked up where he left off. The guard leads the Mountain Lions in scoring through the first six games. Miller is averaging 20.3 points per game. He also leads the team with 11 steals. Miller is shooting 61.0 percent (47-for-77) from the field and 47.4 percent (18-for-38) from 3-point range.

Miller is also averaging 3.5 rebounds per game, and has eight assists. He has led the team in scoring in four of the team’s six contests.

Miller had 31 points (13-for-20 from the floor) and two steals in a 76-69 win over Virginia State University on Nov. 14 in the season opener.

On Nov. 29 in an 82-79 overtime loss to Francis Marion, Miller had 21 points on 8-for-14 shooting. He also had six rebounds and three assists.

The Mountain Lions are 4-2 on the season.

FINISHING STRONG: University of Virginia’s Thomas Madden (Skyline ’13) finished his cross country season on a high note.

The sophomore finished fourth for the Cavaliers in the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Madden helped lead the Cavaliers to a 21st-place finish as a team. Madden placed 164th in a time of 32:03.8. The Cavaliers won the NCAA Southeast Regional title a few weeks earlier.

Virginia finished with 502 points. Colorado won the championship with 65 points.

Iowa State’s Crystal Nelson (Millbrook ’12) helped the Cyclones to a second-place finish in the Women’s NCAA Cross Country Championships with 147 points. Michigan State won the national title with 85 points.

Nelson finished seventh in the race in a time of 20:08.5. The junior was first on the team for the Cyclones, just one spot ahead of teammate Katy Moen.

QUICK START: University of Delaware’s Courtni Green (Millbrook ’12) is off to a great start in her junior season.

The guard leads the team with 16.6 points per game. She also leads the team in steals (6) and is second in assists (10) through the first five games. Green is averaging 6.2 rebounds per game. She is shooting 42.6 percent (29-for-68), and has a team-high eight 3-pointers.

Green had a career-high 30 points in a 68-46 victory over Vermont on Nov. 29. Green also had eight rebounds and two steals in the win. She scored the first 13 points of the second half for the Blue Hens. Green was 11-for-25 from the field, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range.

She also had 18 points and four assists in an 89-60 loss to East Carolina on Nov. 21.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 168, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com