This run in the NCAA has a lot of Jackrabbit fans excited — especially in the towns and cities where these women grew up.
Before Macy Miller was dancing with the Jackrabbits, she was setting records at the palace in her hometown of Mitchell, South Dakota.
“She came right in and wanted to play. She got her feet wet in eighth grade and by ninth grade, she was probably a starter and playing a lot,” Miller’s former coach Wes Morgan said.
Morgan says early on, there was no question basketball was the sport Miller was passionate about.
“She was the one that came into the gym early, was happy to be here, and one that was staying late. You heard about her going to the REC center or wherever to go get extra shots in,” Wes Morgan said.
Her work ethic wasn’t only shown in her passion for basketball, but school as well.
“Macy’s a really determined person. I had her for Spanish and obviously that’s a hard subject. It just doesn’t come easy for everyone, so she was always willing to put in the work. Always, you know, asking questions,” Teri Morgan said.
Miller’s teacher and family friend, Teri Morgan says Miller was an overall team player both on and off the court.
“When the kids were at the day care, she was always having little races for them and playing with them just things like that; she’s just fun to be around,” Teri Morgan said.
Wes Morgan may not be her coach anymore, but he still holds high hopes for his former player
“She could play at the WNBA, and I couldn’t be happier for her, and, hopefully, I get to go see her play,” Wes Morgan said.
The Jackrabbits will face the Oregon Ducks this Friday night.