National Championship Coach Becomes U.S. Citizen

By KBJR News 1

May 3, 2012 Updated May 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- UMD women's hockey coach Shannon Miller scored one of her greatest personal achievements on Wednesday, officially becoming a citizen of the United States.

Miller, a native of Canada, now has dual citizenship after participating in a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday evening in St. Paul.

"The citizenship swearing-in ceremony was a very special event for me," Miller said on Wednesday night. "This is a proud and exciting time for me."

Miller has won five NCAA national championships in her 13 seasons as head coach of the UMD women's hockey team, the most of any other school in the nation.

She is the only coach in program history and next season will begin her 14th year behind the Bulldogs' bench.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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