Collier Mills ’01 was a four-year letterman for the men’s basketball team at Transylvania, finishing his career with 1,774 points. After his senior season, he became the first Transylvania player to be named NAIA Player of the Year. He was named a first-team All-American and led the Pioneers to the No. 1 seed in the 2001 NAIA National Tournament. He was an honorable mention All-American as a sophomore and a second-team All-American as a junior. He was named Pioneer Male Athlete of the Year in 2001.