Amy Kowalski Miner (’94) was a member of the Wake Forest field hockey team during her freshman (’90) and junior (’92) years. As a freshman, Miner played in 12 games as both a midfielder and defender and recorded 12 shots on goal. After a year off, she returned to the field in 1992, Jen Averill’s first year at the helm of the program. During her junior season, Miner played in nine games and posted one shot.
When did you graduate from Wake Forest?
What was your major and/or minor?
What does being a Demon Deacon mean to you?
It means so much to me because my time at Wake Forest holds such a special place in my heart. During my four years at Wake Forest, I met some of the greatest people and made many lifelong friends. I learned how to think on a higher level and gained invaluable life skills.
Why are you still involved in Wake Forest Athletics?
Athletics were an important part of my time at Wake Forest. I have great memories of playing field hockey and going with friends to support other Wake Forest athletic teams. I also met my amazing husband at Wake Forest, so there is a lot of Demon Deacon energy in our house! We love cheering on the Deacs with family and friends. It’s been really fun to have our sons attend soccer camp at Wake and take them to Wake games.
Why do you feel it is important to give back to the University?
I am so thankful to Wake Forest and its athletics program for helping me become the person I am today. In giving back, I hope to help other student-athletes share in that life-changing experience.
What is your current occupation?
What is your favorite memory of your time at Wake Forest?
It’s hard to pick just one favorite! I have so many amazing memories from my time at Wake. I think one of my favorite athletic-related memories was during my sophomore year when the basketball team beat Duke. After the game, we didn’t just roll the Quad but we were all mud sliding on it. Such a fun, awesome, muddy celebration!
What makes you most proud of Wake Forest?
I am so proud to be part of a special community of people who have a shared passion for Wake Forest. It is a university that represents excellence in both education and athletics. Given the size of Wake Forest, I think our accomplishments speak volumes about the commitment of all involved in the process. Go Deacs!
When you come back to Wake Forest, you always…
Go up and walk around the Quad.
I was there when…
Tim Duncan played; Jen Averill coached her first Wake Forest field hockey team (which was my junior year playing); and societies became sororities.
Who is your favorite coach at Wake Forest, current or past?
Jen Averill—of course!
(Please note: This article was originally published in the October 2018 issue of Gold Rush.)