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Ruth White Miller

Ruth White Miller attended Lake Erie College on an athletic scholarship and received her bachelor of arts degree with a major in music education and a minor in psychology in 1942. In 1948, she received a master of arts degree from Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California and became a certified clinical psychologist.

During her time at Lake Erie College, White Miller participated in all the sports which were offered by the school, including field hockey, basketball, swimming, track, bowling and archery with a special attention to tennis. Additionally, before college she played professional baseball in a women's league for four years.

From 1942 to 1944 she worked for the Air Force in a dual capacity as the musical conductor for the Air Service Command Chorus and as a psychologist directing the writing of a new civil service manual.

Throughout her career, White Miller continued to work in both fields simultaneously, directing either a choir or a band while also doing something related to psychology. In 1944, she became assistant dean of students at Antioch College and after she received her master's degree, she started her own school for emotionally disturbed children in Laguna Beach, California which she ran from 1949-1952.

She then took a 12-year break from her career to start a family, during which time she developed a burning interest in golf and has been playing professionally ever since. She has played in most of the major national tournaments and has been a medalist or semi-finalist in many of them.

When White Miller returned to work in 1964, she taught sex education to junior high school students and later to seniors in high school, as well as a course in parenting. She spent 19 years involved in summer camping, always leading the singing, sometimes teaching tennis, sailing and ended up as a camp director for the Utica, New York, YWCA. She continues to be active in golf most recently winning the Super Senior Tournament in Hilton Head in 1989. She now lives in California.

The Hall of Fame Committee recognized all of these accomplishments by honoring Ruth Miller as an inductee into our Athletic Hall of Fame on April 21, 1993.