First female in Texas A&M history named Mascot Corporal

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - On Friday afternoon, history was made on Texas A&M's campus. A female was named Mascot Corporal for the first time in school history.

Freshman Mia Miller was invited to join the Corps of Cadets company E-2. This year she went through an intensive interview process to become Reveille's next handler and was given that honor on parents weekend. Her parents, Randy and Rachel Miller, said they received a call Thursday night to get to College Station.

Company E2 went for a run around campus before ending at the Reveille memorial in front of Kyle Field. There, with a crowd on hand, Miller had a push up competition with the former Mascot Corporal and then her parents presented her with Reveille.

"Nothing that we thought we would ever do or dream of doing. It was an honor," said Randy Miller, Mia's father.

KBTX was unable to speak to Mia on camera during the ceremony, but her parents say they're proud of her accomplishments.

"All of the parents have been so supportive so it's going to be an exciting year for her," said Rachel Miller. "And a chance for her to learn and grow and do something significant," added Randy.

It was just last year E-2 invited females to join.