Allison Miner, Senior, Women's Basketball
Allison Miner '10 is a 5'11" forward and second-year captain on the Saint Joseph's Women's Basketball team. Through December 1st, Miner had played in 81 games, with 58 starts, and tallied 458 points and 376 rebounds in her career. One of the best free-throw shooters on the team, she entered her senior campaign with an 80.2% career conversion rate, the second-highest percentage in team history, from the charity stripe.
Head Coach Mike McDevitt '83:
Allison Miner is a leader both on and off the floor. Selected as
one of our tri-captains, she has been a "take charge" leader from
day one. Allison is willing to accept any role necessary for our
team to be its best. She is willing to do the little things that go
unnoticed in the box score. She works hard every day in practice
and serves as a great role model for our younger players. Allison
is often asked to defend the opposing team's best post player and
welcomes the challenge. She is a workhorse on the boards and is one
of our best rebounders on both ends of the floor. Allison continues
to work hard on her inside post moves and when given the
opportunity can step out and hit the outside shot. Look for Allison
to be one of our leaders as we
navigate our way through the 2009-10 season.
Full name: Allison Mary Miner
Born when and where? September 15 Concord, NH
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Pembroke, NH
High School: Pembroke Academy
Sport(s) and position(s): Basketball, Forward
Song: Numb by Linkin Park
Professional Sports Team: Patriots
Athlete: Kevin Garnett
Food: Steak and rice
T.V. Show(s): One Tree Hill, ANTM, House, Cold Case
Movie(s): Ace Ventura, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Goonies
Book: Harry Potter
Why did you choose Saint Joseph's College?
I chose Saint Joseph's because I wanted to be near water and
mountains. I came here for a visit and it had both.
What was your first job (actually received a paycheck)?
My first job was a bus girl at Mary and Joe's Truck Stop. I
heard so many interesting stories there.
Who would you like to trade places for a day with and why?
Kevin Garnett, play for the Celtics and dunk, something I will
never be able to do.
What is on your "Bucket List?"
I want to see the Northern Lights in Alaska and bike across
country... along with several other things
Talent you'd most like to have:
What do you drive?
2004 Nissan Sentra
What is your motto?
Always look at things in a positive way, and have fun with
Do you have any superstitions before you go into a big game?
Not really, I just listen to music if I have it. If not I just
What is your most memorable moment as an athlete at SJC?
Sadly it is my last game freshman year, and missing my only foul
shot of the whole year. Last game, Last foul shot taken... missed.
Who has had the greatest impact on your life?
My family has had the greatest impact on my life. I don't
know where I would be today without them.
Can you tell us something about you that most people don't know?
I love going off rope swings
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Working as a registered dietitian
If you could meet anyone (past or present) who would it be and why?
Lucille Ball, I love the show I Love Lucy, and she was
What are your hobbies?
Playing basketball, Bowling, anything with family, listening to
music, love swimming at the lake.
What is your ideal day away from athletics?
On Lake Winnipesaukee, tubing with my cousins. Not a care in the
Do you plan on playing sports or coaching after you graduate?
Of course I do! Bring on the pickup leagues! I already play in
leagues at home in the summer, I will just continue.
What are your personal and team goals for this season?
I want to shut my opponent down, whoever I am playing and get BOARDS. I want the team to know that we can be successful and put their heads in that mind set. Biddie Love!