Craig Miller ’91 Inducted 2007

Cross Country and Track & Field

Craig   Miller

The most decorated runner in the history of the Gustavus men's cross-country program, Craig Miller went where no other Gustie cross-country runner had gone when he won the MIAC individual title in 1990 and then became the first Gustavus runner to earn All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA championships later that fall. Miller's seventh place finish followed a 28th-place finish at the national meet his junior year. Labeled a "late bloomer" by his former coach, Charlie Mahler, Miller was a three-time all-conference and two-time All-Region performer for the Gusties in addition to earning All-America honors in 1990. In his senior season, Miller and his teammates finished second at the MIAC championships and second at the NCAA Central Regional meet, qualifying as a team for the NCAA championships for the first time the program's history.

in addition to his success in cross-country, Miller also excelled in track and field. He was a ten-time all-conference performer in indoor and outdoor track and field and in his senior year, won the MIAC indoor title in the 5, 000 meters and the MIAC outdoor titles in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Miller's conference titles earned him recognition as the Most Valuable Athlete at the MIAC outdoor meet. As talented in the classroom as he was in track and cross-country, Miller was a three-time academic all-conference selection and a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America honoree.

A summa cum laude graduate with a major in speech and communications, Miller spent time working at Dayton's, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the IBM Corporation upon leaving Gustavus. He enrolled in law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993. After receiving his J.D. in 1996, Miller accepted a position with Gray Plant Mooty Mooty & Bennett in the Twin cities. He is now a partner specializing in franchise litigation. Craig resides in Minneapolis.