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Laramie Miller signs athletic letter of intent with Salem College

By Kelly Bledsoe
Laramie Miller’s dream of being a college athlete is now a reality.

The South Davidson senior shooting guard officially signed to play basketball for Salem College last Monday afternoon. Miller’s signature on the athletic letter of intent solidifies her dream and officially makes her a Salem Spirit.

Family members, friends, and coaches surrounded Laramie as she placed her signature at the bottom of the document. She was all smiles and full of excitement for the adventure that await.  She was accepted at three other colleges but chose Salem College because she really likes the coach, and the team was so welcoming... the campus felt like home.

During her career as a Wildcat, Laramie played varsity all four years. Fonda Jackson and Kim Frizzell, were her high school coaches and she was coached in middle school by Roxanna Smith. She was named All-Conference in her junior year, and All Conference Honorable mention in her senior year.

Laramie was a member of both Conference Champion teams 2011-2012, and 2012-2013, and South was Conference Runner-up in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. The Wildcats were also Tournament Champions in 2012-2013.

For the past six years Laramie has played AAU ball with the Lady Vipers coached first by Gray Gillis and currently by Sterling Charles.

For Laramie’s parents, Tim and Karen Miller, Monday’s signing is the culmination of a ride that began when Laramie was just five years old playing little league ball.

“Laramie has always been competitive and gave her all no matter who she was playing or what sport it was,” Karen Miller said. “It has been very special to see how she has evolved individually over the last 12 years but even more special to see the leader she has become.”

Laramie’s dad, couldn’t be prouder of his daughter. Tim said, “Ever since she was little, Laramie has had the desire to work hard and push herself to accomplish her goals. Even if she was in pain she would work through it on the court to make herself better.  She has learned to take advice from those who know the game and has used that advice to become a leader to her teammates.  We expect nothing but success as she begins her college basketball career.”

Besides basketball Laramie runs track, plays the piano, and is a very involved student at SDHS. She is a member of the National Honors Society, National Technical Honors Society, National Art Honors Society, HOSA, FCS, Junior Civitan, and Sigma Alpha Gamma. She has received numerous awards in both art and science.

Laramie’s anticipated major at Salem College is Pre-med, and given her reputation at South, we know she will be successful.