Founded in 1809, Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio, about 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. Oxford is the quintessential college town with restaurants, bookstores, and other retail establishments framing cobblestone streets. Miami’s 700+ acre residential campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the world with red brick buildings of Georgian architecture forming quads surrounded by mature trees and manicured lawns. The poet Robert Frost described Miami’s campus as “The most beautiful campus that ever there was.” Miami also has 1,300 acres of natural area. The university enrollment is about 17,000 with the overwhelming majority being undergraduates. Miami was named one of the eight “Public Ivies,” meaning it is a state-supported university that offers strong academic programs and the feel of an ivy league school and experience.
Miami is known for its emphasis on undergraduate education. U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 ranking of “BestColleges: Undergraduate Teaching at National Universities” has Miami behind only Dartmouth and Princeton and ranked ahead of Stanford, Virginia, Yale, Notre Dame, William and Mary, and Brown, all top schools known for emphasizing undergraduates, undergraduate teaching, and the undergraduate experience. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/undergraduate-teaching The bottom line for prospective student-athletes is that you can get a degree from a prestigious national university while playing very competitive hockey. If you wish to learn more about Miami, please visit http://experiencemiamioh.com/ and here http://www.miami.muohio.edu/ For admission and financial aid information, please visit here http://www.miami.muohio.edu/admission/
Program Philosophy and Goals
Miami Women’s Hockey seeks players who have three core attributes: character, potential for academic success, and hockey talent – in that order. The coaching staff targets players of good character who will excel on and off the ice. The program seeks students and players who will help make Miami Women’s Hockey a cherished institution on campus while setting an example in the classroom and in the community.
The primary goal of Miami Women’s Hockey is to win championships while producing leaders for the next generation in our society. Our goal on the ice is to compete for and win a national championship while remaining true to our model and core values. Our goals off the ice are to produce players who make good decisions and are leaders in the classroom and in other campus activities. With the success of the men’s program, hockey is the most popular sport on the Miami campus. Miami Women’s Hockey hopes to leverage that success and build a strong following for a nationally competitive women’s program.
Miami Women’s Hockey practices and plays in the on-campus Goggin Ice Center https://www.google.com/search?q=goggin+ice+center&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_D7UUdC1KsP84AOVrIDABQ&sqi=2&ved=0CGYQsAQ&biw=1021&bih=529 Goggin is a state-of-the-art facility with two ice surfaces. Steve Cady Arena in the Goggin Ice Center is a 3,500 seat NHL-size rink that houses Miami men’s and women’s hockey, Miami Synchronized Skating, intramural hockey, Butler County Youth Hockey, Oxford Skating Club, and assorted community events. The 300-seat practice rink at Goggin Ice Center is also an NHL-size ice surface used for practices, public skating, intramurals, and broomball. Goggin is considered one of the finest on-campus collegiate facilities in the country.
Miami Women’s Hockey Affiliations
Miami Women’s Hockey is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). The Lady RedHawks compete in the Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association (CCWHA). The CCWHA comprises Adrian College, Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Miami University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University, Ohio State University, Robert Morris University, and Davenport University. The CCWHA is generally considered the top Division 1 non varsity league in the country.