Greatest female athlete of all time, my opinion, easy hands down Cheryl Miller! She is the sister of retired NBA Star and Hall of Famer Reggie Miller. Currently Cheryl is a sideline reporter for NBA games on TNT Sports and also works for NBA TV as a reporter and analyst having worked previously as a sportscaster for ABC Sports, TBS Sports and ESPN. She was also head coach and General Manager of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.
But back in the day, before my time obviously, she was a beast on the court. Miller played at Riverside Polytechnic High School from ‘78 to 1982, where she was a four-year letter winner and led her team to a 132-4 record. She was awarded the Dial Award for the national high-school scholar-athlete of the year in 1981. What proves her skills; she was the first player, male or female, to be named an All-American by Parade magazine four times. REALLY? Get this; during her senior campaign she scored 105 points in a game against Norte Vista High School. REGGIE WHO? I mean Cheryl only averaged 32.8 points and 15.0 rebounds a game, then just felt it was necessary to set California state records for points scored in a single season with 1156, also points scored in a high school career with 3405.
At USC Miller was a four-year letter winner, scored 3,018 career points which put her sixth all-time in NCAA history, and was a four-time All-American. In her career, her rebounding mark of 1,534 ranks her third all-time in NCAA history.
All Cheryl did was lead the Trojans to a 112-20 record and two NCAA titles. In the Olympic Games Cheryl won 3 gold medals in the 80’s winning every award possible in basketball criteria. It safe to save there’s not an award that she hasn’t won.
BUT what really caps everything off that Cheryl Miller was drafted by the United States Basketball League made up of men. If that don’t make you a dominate athlete as a female then what does?
By: Ja Vontae Hence