Miller the new face of BTC
Guardian Sports Reporter
Published: Oct 05, 2013
Quartermiler Shaunae Miller is the newest face for the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), signing a four-year endorsement contract yesterday.
The Olympian, who is arguably one of the most successful and decorated junior athletes in the history of track and field in the country, will be a spokesperson for corporate giants, BTC. She joins the likes of the Golden Knights, Anthonique Strachan and Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace. The junior national record holder in both the 200 and 400 meters, Miller officially signed her contract at the company’s head office on John F. Kennedy Drive. On hand were Geoff Houston, chief executive officer (CEO), and Marlon Johnson, senior vice president of brand and communications at BTC.
“Shaunae is already a world junior champion and an exemplary role model, and we are delighted to have her as a brand ambassador,” said Houston. “Shaunae is already recognized for her outstanding athletic ability and has been signed by a top sports management company, has a college scholarship and her own coach because she is recognized as a top Bahamian talent with a brilliant athletic future. BTC is very proud to support the hard work and determination of our sporting stars, and we wish Shaunae every great success in her future endeavors – and we thank her for her belief in BTC and the endorsement of our products and services.”
Miller has a personal best of 11.41 seconds in the 100m and 22.45 seconds in the 200m. Over the one lap event, she has stopped the clock at 50.70 seconds. Among her many accolades are the gold medal won at the IAAF World Junior Championships, a gold at the IAAF World Youth Championships, numerous CARIFTA and CAC Junior Championships medals and a Pan American Junior Championships bronze medal.
On the collegiate level, where she spent her first year competing for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, Miller’s times of 51.14 seconds and 50.88 seconds are in the top 10 in the indoors. She was named the SEC Women’s Freshman Runner of the Year, setting a new school record in the 400 meters.
“It is with excitement and thankfulness that I approach this agreement to be a brand ambassador for BTC,” said Miller. “I am excited, as BTC represents all that is good about The Bahamas. So as one of the nation’s international athletes, I feel privileged to be aligned with them. I am extremely thankful to them, my family, my coach and my management company for this consideration.”