Donna Miller slugs her way into the Athletic Hall of Fame

by Jamie Harris

Donna Miller, a standout softball and basketball player for Berkeley Springs High School from 1972-1976 will be entering the BSHS Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Miller started her softball career in the youth leagues as a member of the Morgan County Parkettes. During that time Miller helped lead her team to several wins and was selected as “Miss Softball.”

As a member of the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians softball team, Miller was named the Most Valuable Player and earned her varsity letter and pins for her accolades.

In addition to softball, Miller also lettered in basketball and was also named Most Valuable Player for the Lady Indians basketball team. Miller was the team’s leading scorer and made the All-Tournament team four years in a row. As a senior Miller was named the Berkeley Springs High School’s Most Outstanding Senior Athlete.

After graduating Berkeley Springs High School, Miller attended Shepherd College and continued her sports domination by becoming a starter in volleyball, basketball and softball for the Lady Rams. Miller was Shepherd’s number one starting pitcher when the Lady Rams were just starting their initial softball season. In her senior year at Shepherd (1980) Miller batted .487 to lead the Lady Rams softball team.

Upon graduation from college, Miller became Shepherd’s first female athlete to be signed by a professional team. Miller was signed by the semi-pro Washington Diggers.