#12 Fraderica Miller
Overview: Nicknamed ‘Fred’ … lightning-fast guard who made her biggest contributions at defensive end of the floor … quick hands and aggressive presence caused problems for opposing ballhandlers, particularly in pressure situations … speed also allowed her to be a valuable contributor in transition game … athleticism and leaping ability gave her the versatility to play in the post or on the perimeter … tough-minded player who fought through chronic injuries with strong work ethic and quiet leadership that made her a key supporting veteran on Notre Dame[apos]s 2011 and 2012 NCAA national finalist teams.
SENIOR SEASON (2011-12): Saw action in career-high 36 games, earning first two starting assignments along the way … averaged 1.9 points and 1.3 steals per game, as well as career bests of 2.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists a night … part of six-player Fighting Irish contingent that each registered at least 45 steals … scored in double figures twice … had career-high seven steals in season opener vs. Akron … posted second career double-figure scoring game with 10 points (plus six rebounds and four steals) in Preseason WNIT quarterfinal win over Indiana State … sparked school record-tying 18-point second-half rally vs. No. 7/6 Duke by helping hold three starting Blue Devil guards (Shay Selby, Chloe Wells, Chelsea Gray) to a combined six points on 2-for-14 shooting with four turnovers in final 20 minutes … matched career high with three assists vs. Marquette … had first career ‘5-5-5’ game in win over Longwood, chipping in 10 points, five rebounds, five steals and three assists … made first career start in homecoming game at Mercer and nearly posted a double-double, coming away with career-high 11 rebounds and eight points in personal-best 27 minutes of action … two steals and two assists at Cincinnati … six rebounds and three steals vs. Villanova … filled stat sheet against Providence with five points, five rebounds and two steals … earned second career start on Senior Day against South Florida … scored nine points (4-6 FG) in NCAA Championship first-round win over Liberty, posting her highest single-game scoring output in NCAA postseason play.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11): Played in 33 games (9.6 minutes per game) … posted career high (or near-high) averages in scoring (1.9 ppg.), rebounding (2.1 rpg.) and steals (1.5 spg.) … one of five Fighting Irish players with at least 45 steals (had 31 thefts in her first two seasons combined) … if she played a full 40 minutes, she would have led the nation with 6.04 steals per game, nearly a full steal better than the next closest player … nabbed three steals, two rebounds and two assists in season opener against New Hampshire .. nearly tallied first career ‘5-5-5’ game with five points, five steals and four rebounds against Morehead State … provided a huge spark while coming off the bench against Creighton with six boards, four points and three steals in 16 minutes … eight points, three assists and five steals at Valparaiso … chalked up six points (4-4 FT), five rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes against Loyola Marymount … against Southeast Missouri State, set or matched (then) career bests in rebounds (10), assists (3) and steals (5) … registered two rebounds, two assists and one steal vs. Louisville … nabbed four points, three steals and three boards in the win over Pittsburgh … added two boards and one steal and an assist vs. No. 16/17 Georgetown … registered two steals to aid win over No. RV/23 St. John[apos]s … posted one steal and one assist in win vs. No. RV/25 Syracuse … reached for three boards to top South Florida … put up seven points, five rebounds and two steals against Seton Hall … had basket, two rebounds and team-high three steals at No. 2 Connecticut … recorded a steal and an assist against Cincinnati … provided energy off the bench in BIG EAST title game against No. 1 Connecticut with five points, two rebounds and two steals in 12 minutes … grabbed three steals in NCAA tournament opener at Utah … snared three rebounds in round two of the NCAA tournament against Temple … was great contributor in NCAA Sweet 16 win over No. 21/20 Oklahoma with six points and three boards … helped harass Tennessee[apos]s Meighan Simmons to two points (1-11 FG, 0-5 3FG) in NCAA Elite Eight win over No. 4 Lady Vols … played 10 minutes in NCAA national championship game against No. 7/8 Texas A&M, collecting four rebounds, two assists and a steal.
SOPHOMORE Season (2009-10): Appeared in 15 games, averaging 2.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game … enjoyed finest night of her career in season opener vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, logging personal bests in points (11), and field goals made-attempted (5-8), along with seven rebounds; was her first career double-digit scoring night (scored 17 points all of freshman year) … provided spark off bench vs. Iona with two points and three steals in 11 minutes … collected four rebounds and first career blocked shot vs. South Carolina at Paradise Jam … made the most of her 16 minutes vs. IPFW with six points, six rebounds, two steals, two assists and one block … nabbed five steals vs. Valparaiso, adding four points and four rebounds in 15 minutes … had steal, assist and forced shot clock violation in lone minute late in first half of win over No. 18/16 Vanderbilt … drove baseline for pretty reverse layup during five minutes of action at Purdue … had two points (first two FT of season) and two steals in BIG EAST opener vs. Villanova … underwent arthroscopic surgery Jan. 18 to repair meniscus injury in left knee (wound up missing final 15 regular season games) … returned to action in BIG EAST second-round game vs. Louisville, playing six minutes while tallying two points and a rebound … looked sharp in final two minutes of NCAA tournament first-round game vs. Cleveland State with four points, an offensive rebound and a steal.
FRESHMAN Season (2008-09): Appeared in 23 games, averaging 0.7 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.7 steals per game … saw limited action in first two road games at No. 24/22 LSU and Boston College, notching a steal at BC … scored first career points on breakaway layup and added a steal vs. Evansville … played 10 minutes vs. Georgia Southern, chalking up two points and picking up a steal for third consecutive game … had steal and score in win at Eastern Michigan … turned in best effort of career to date against Loyola-Chicago with personal bests of seven points (3-5 FG), five rebounds, three steals and two assists in 17 minutes … gave Irish spark off the bench at No. 20/19 Vanderbilt with steal late in first half … notched two points and two steals in four minutes at DePaul … had two points and assist during nine minutes of action in victory over St. John[apos]s … tied season high with two assists and added two steals in three minutes vs. Rutgers …did not play vs. Cincinnati and No. 22/24 Pittsburgh (sprained right foot) … returned to action vs. No. 25 DePaul, playing three minutes and grabbing two rebounds … aggressive defense produced two steals and two rebounds in six minutes vs. No. 10/12 Louisville, sparking team[apos]s second-half comeback …collected a rebound in each of BIG EAST Championship appearances vs. St. John[apos]s and Villanova, adding assist against St. John[apos]s.High School: Averaged 10.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game during her four-year prep career at The Marist School in Atlanta, Ga., under the guidance of coach Kim Hixon … 2008 all-state selection (second team – Atlanta Journal-Constitution; honorable mention – Georgia Sportswriters Association) … in 2008, was named one of top 30 players in state of Georgia by Atlanta Journal-Constitution … first-team all-metro choice in 2008 … as a senior in 2007-08, averaged team highs of 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game with a .494 field goal percentage for the War Eagles, who went 24-4 and were ranked second in the state[apos]s Class AAAA … also posted four double-doubles in final prep season, nearly notching a triple-double on Feb. 2 vs. Blessed Trinity (17p, 10r, 9a) … scored in double figures 16 times as a senior, including three 20-point outings (season-high 21 points on Jan. 2 vs. Mays), and had eight double-digit rebounding nights, including a season-high 20 boards on Dec. 14 vs. Tucker … helped Marist to 102-18 (.850) record during her career, along with back-to-back Class AAAA state title game appearances in 2006 and 2007 … played AAU ball with FBC Georgia, where she was coached by Brian Harmon … also competed in track & field during prep career, running sprints (100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters) … high school ranked 15th nationally in overall athletics excellence in 2005 by Sports Illustrated.
Personal Data: First name pronounced fruh-DARE-uh-kuh … daughter of Melissa Stone-Miller … served as president of Notre Dame[apos]s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) for the 2011-12 academic year (second Fighting Irish women[apos]s basketball player in three years to hold the SAAC presidency, following Erica Williamson[apos]s tenure in 2009-10) … member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes … graduated in May 2012 from Notre Dame[apos]s top-ranked Mendoza College of Business with her bachelor[apos]s degree in accounting, while earning a second degree in film, television & theater … dean[apos]s list honoree in spring 2009 with 3.667 semester grade-point average … three-time selection to BIG EAST All-Academic Team (2009, 2010, 2012) … earned certificate of merit for participation in Notre Dame[apos]s Rosenthal Leadership Academy in 2010-11 and 2011-12 … wore No. 12 during her Notre Dame career, a jersey number previously worn by (among others) two-time All-American Katryna Gaither, Danielle Green and Teresa Borton …now works in the Atlanta offices of Deloitte (internationally-renowned financial consulting/auditing firm) as a private company services specialist.
2012: BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
2010: BIG EAST All-Academic Team.2009: BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
Miller[apos]s Career Statistics
Miller in the BIG EAST Conference