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Pam Miller Athlete Profile

Pam Miller

Pam Miller
Hall of Fame: 2016

As a member of the BYU women’s golf team from 1976-80, Pam Miller Gietzen won a BYU-record eight collegiate career golf tournaments, including the 1980 AIAW Region VII Championship in Fort Collins, Colorado. She led the Cougars to their first Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) National Tournament appearance in 1979, where she finished in 11th place. The previous year, Gietzen became the first BYU women’s golfer to be named Intermountain Athletic Conference All-Region, as well as only the second Cougar ever to individually qualify for the AIAW National Tournament, where she finished 32nd.

Gietzen played in three-straight AIAW National Tournaments (1978-1980) and was named an AIAW First Team All-American in 1980—becoming the first BYU female golfer to receive All-America honors. Pam established several records at BYU including the lowest single-round score (67), which she held for 31 years (1978–2009), and the record for the lowest four-round total (304), which she held for 29 years (1978–2007).

After graduating from BYU in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, Gietzen continued her golf career. She finished runner-up at the prestigious U.S. Women’s Public Links (Publinx) Amateur in 1980 and was ranked among the top-10 amateurs by Golf Digest, before earning her LPGA Tour card in 1981.

In 1982, Gietzen had three top-five finishes on the LPGA Tour and finished runner-up for the LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year award. Gietzen continued playing professionally on the LPGA Tour until 1985.

After retiring from professional golf, Pam became even more involved with her community, creating after-school programs at Faith Lutheran School in Sugarland, Texas. She married Bruce Gietzen, a former KTVX sportscaster; the couple settled in Houston, where their daughter, Jennifer, was born.

Gietzen currently resides in Athens, Georgia, where she continues to enjoy golf, as well as playing competitive tennis. She currently works as a front office administrative assistant at Athens' University Surgical Vascular. Pam enjoys having Jennifer living nearby, in Atlanta, where she works as a graphic artist and web designer.




As a member of the BYU women’s golf team from 1976-80, Pam Miller Gietzen won a BYU-record eight collegiate career golf tournaments, including the 1980 AIAW Region VII Championship in Fort Collins, Colorado. She led the Cougars to their first Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) National Tournament appearance in 1979, where she finished in 11th place. The previous year, Gietzen became the first BYU women’s golfer to be named Intermountain Athletic Conference All-Region, as well as only the second Cougar ever to individually qualify for the AIAW National Tournament, where she finished 32nd.

Gietzen played in three-straight AIAW National Tournaments (1978-1980) and was named an AIAW First Team All-American in 1980—becoming the first BYU female golfer to receive All-America honors. Pam established several records at BYU including the lowest single-round score (67), which she held for 31 years (1978–2009), and the record for the lowest four-round total (304), which she held for 29 years (1978–2007).

After graduating from BYU in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, Gietzen continued her golf career. She finished runner-up at the prestigious U.S. Women’s Public Links (Publinx) Amateur in 1980 and was ranked among the top-10 amateurs by Golf Digest, before earning her LPGA Tour card in 1981.

In 1982, Gietzen had three top-five finishes on the LPGA Tour and finished runner-up for the LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year award. Gietzen continued playing professionally on the LPGA Tour until 1985.

After retiring from professional golf, Pam became even more involved with her community, creating after-school programs at Faith Lutheran School in Sugarland, Texas. She married Bruce Gietzen, a former KTVX sportscaster; the couple settled in Houston, where their daughter, Jennifer, was born.

Gietzen currently resides in Athens, Georgia, where she continues to enjoy golf, as well as playing competitive tennis. She currently works as a front office administrative assistant at Athens' University Surgical Vascular. Pam enjoys having Jennifer living nearby, in Atlanta, where she works as a graphic artist and web designer.