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Tia Milloy, daughter of former NFL star, commits to OU softball
Redmond High School junior softball star Tia Milloy, daughter of NFL veteran Lawyer Milloy, announced her commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners. (Courtesy: @tia_milloy/Twitter)

Tia Milloy, daughter of former NFL star, commits to OU softball

REDMOND, Wash. (BVM) – Sports fans in the Seattle area are likely accustomed to the surname Milloy. The patriarch of the family, Lawyer Milloy, was a 15-year NFL veteran who played collegiately at University of Washington before ending his NFL career as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. The matriarch, Claudine, was a two-time All-American track star for the Huskies when she attended the school. Now it’s the next generation of Milloys that have been grabbing headlines as eldest daughter Amirah played four seasons of collegiate softball for Washington while younger sister Kiki just wrapped up her junior season at the University of Tennessee as a second-team All-American.

With all that athleticism in one family, it is hard to believe that there is still more to come, but that is exactly what will happen. The Milloys third daughter, Tia, may be the best of the softball-playing bunch and her recent decision backs up that fact. On Monday, the Redmond High School junior softball star committed to the University of Oklahoma, giving the country’s top program one of the best players in the Class of 2024.

“I am excited to announce that I have committed to the University of Oklahoma to further my academic and athletic career,” Tia said in a statement on Twitter. “Thank you to Coach Gasso, Coach JT, Coach Rocha, and the rest of the OU staff for this opportunity. Thank you to all my former and current coaches and teammates for helping me grow in the game of softball. Thank you to my older sisters for showing me what a strong and successful woman is and to my younger sister for making me want to set a great example. Thank you to Eve Gaw and Curtis Clay, people that I have been working with since I was 8. And lastly, thank you to my parents, who have shown me the most unconditional support in order for me to chase my dreams. BOOMER SOONER.”

Though she is still two softball seasons away from joining the Sooners program, Tia has shown she is among the elite players in her class. A middle infielder for the Redmond Mustangs, Tia recorded a .589 batting average with a .643 on-base percentage, 25 RBIs and 51 runs scored on 63 hits in 32 games. This performance earned the sophomore 4A KingCo Offensive MVP honors and an All-State nod. Tia also helped her Mustangs team to a 24-9 record and a Class 4A state championship.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma has established itself as the top program in the entire country over the past few years. Last year, the Sooners went 59-3 en route to its second straight national championship and sixth national title overall, having won four of the past six that have been played for.

Last season, the Sooners won the championship in dominating fashion spending the entire campaign atop the polls while winning in a number of ways that included 41 run-rule victories, 33 shutouts, eight no-hitters and holding opponents to one run or fewer 49 times.

With the addition of Tia, it is clear that the Sooners expect their dynasty to be humming along by the time she makes it to campus in 2024. Given her individual success and her family pedigree in the sport, Tia should find nothing but success in her future both as an upperclassman at Redmond and once she enters the collegiate ranks at Oklahoma.

While Tia may not be entering college just yet, sports fans around Seattle likely aren’t surprised to hear another Milloy having athletic success and making it to the Division I level. With Tia, perhaps the family could even enjoy a national championship in its future.