Douglas High grad Bryan Miller named NCAA All-American

Douglas High graduate Bryan Miller, who has been starting in the outfield for the Troy University baseball team the past two seasons, was named a first-team Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American Thursday.

The Collegiate Baseball newspaper made the announcement today. The 17-man first team, chosen by performances up to regional playoffs, was picked by the staff of Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Miller had a stellar senior season, especially in the latter half as he wrapped up the regular season by being named Sun Belt Conference player of the week three weeks in a row.

He was one of only three outfielders in the country named to the team and led the country in doubles (32) and base hits (102).

He batted .402 during the season with 12 home runs, 64 RBIs and two triples.

Miller, who graduated from Douglas in 2004, left high school without any scholarship offers, hoping just to try out at a junior college. Local pro scout Joe Nosenzo directed him to Mesa College in Arizona, where he went on to become a two-time NJCAA All-American.

Troy signed him after his sophomore season at Mesa.

His performance through the second half of the season has certainly heightened his draft stock heading into the Major League Baseball draft set for next week.

Miller is believed to be the first NCAA All-American in baseball to have come through Douglas High. He may also be the first, if not one of the first, first-teamers to come out of Northern Nevada.

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