Shaun Miller ’82 Inducted 2002


Shaun   Miller

A standout singles and doubles player in the Golden Era of Gustavus tennis during the early '80s, Shaun Miller reached heights that no other Gustie player has ever reached. After transferring to Gustavus in his sophomore year, Miller became an integral part of Gustie tennis teams that would win NCAA Division III National Championships in 1980 and 1982 and finish third in 1981. In addition, he would go on to win the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship with Jim Hearn in 1981 and both the NCAA Singles and Doubles titles with partner Rich Skanse in 1982. He is one of only two players in Division III history to have won the national singles title, the national doubles title, and the national team title in the same year (1982). He is also the only player in Division III history to win back-to-back national doubles titles with different partners (Jim Hearn in 1981 and Rich Skanse in 1982). Miller was a six-time NCAA All-American and a three-time NAIA All-American.

After graduating with a degree in business management in 1982, Miller returned to Moorhead to work in his family's automotive parts business. He purchased the business in 1987 and has expanded the business to include one store in Fargo and two stores in Bismarck, North Dakota. Miller continued to play competitive tennis for 10 years after graduating and was ranked in the Top Ten in the USTA's Northwest District until he stopped playing competitively in the early '90s. Shaun lives in Fargo, North Dakota, with his wife, Melanie, and stepson, Aaron.