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Hurricane Magazine: February 2020

“SPECIAL” NIGHT FOR PEREZ-SOMARRIBA, GAUFF

Between matches against Georgia Tech and Florida State, defending national champion Estela Perez-Somarriba enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime: facing off against rising pro tennis star Coco Gauff during the first women’s match ever played at the Delray Beach Open. Click HERE to read more.

ED REED RETURNS TO THE U

Hurricanes legend Ed Reed has returned to his alma mater to serve as the Chief of Staff for the Miami football program and both he and the Hurricanes hope his guidance will prove invaluable on and off the field. For his thoughts, click HERE.

JILL ELLIS INSPIRES AT CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S ATHLETICS

Former U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team coach Jill Ellis had a special message to the winners and student-athletes at UM’s Celebration of Women’s Athletics, urging them to find their voices, to take pride in their success and to never apologize for being successful. For more details, click HERE.

LETTER FROM THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR – FEBRUARY 2020

In his latest letter to Hurricanes supporters, Athletic Director Blake James talks about the exciting happenings at The U in February. Click HERE for his message.

PLAYING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Hurricanes guard Dejan Vasiljevic has long been regarded as not only one of Miami’s top competitors, but one of its biggest leaders, too. He’s channeled both of those qualities to help him raise money for his native Australia in the wake of devastating bushfires there. To learn more about his efforts and contribute to his fundraiser, click HERE.

VAN BELLE POWERS THROUGH

Brian Van Belle’s journey to Miami included enduring Tommy John surgery and plucking outfield weeds. But he powered through and earned the nod as the Canes’ starter on Opening Night. To read more, click HERE.

MOMPREMIER LOOKING TO FINISH STRONG AFTER INJURY

After working back from a foot injury that sidelined her for weeks, Hurricanes senior forward Beatrice Mompremier is back on the court and hoping to give Miami a spark as it closes out the regular season and starts turning its focus to the ACC Tournament. For her story, click HERE.

BORREGALES LIVING A DREAM

Kicker Jose Borregales grew up hoping to be Hurricane. His journey to Coral Gables wasn’t as easy as he hoped, but now in orange and green, he’s says he’s determined to make the most of the opportunity Miami has given him. Click HERE to read more.

HURRICANES ACES: STARTERS FLOURISHING ON THE MOUND

Through its first seven games, Miami is fifth in the nation in strikeout to walk ratio, recording 94 punch outs compared to only 17 free passes. The Hurricanes’ starting rotation boasts a 1.89 ERA. Click HERE to read more.

ANNA BACKMAN CAPTURES TITLE

Anna Backman tied for first at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, becoming the second Hurricanes golfer to win a title in as many tournaments. Click HERE to read more.

University of Miami Women's Golf during the Florida Challenge on Monday January 28, 2019 at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club in Tampa, Florida.

MEN’S TENNIS SKYROCKETS INTO TOP 20

The Hurricanes are ranked among the nation’s top-20 teams for the first time since 2010. Click HERE for more details.

DINSMORE WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT ACC GOLD MEDAL

Redshirt senior David Dinsmore won his fourth straight gold medal in the men’s platform, capturing top honors at the 2020 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships. Click HERE to read more.

QUARTET OF HURRICANES RECEIVE ACC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Men’s Tennis’ Dane Dunlap, women’s swimming and diving’s Claire McGinnis, women’s tennis’ Estela Perez-Somarriba and men’s basketball’s Dejan Vasiljevic have each been selected. To read more, click HERE.

FAMILY FRIEND

Longtime Miami fan BJ Abolt has been supporting all of the Hurricanes for years. But she’s forged a special connection with Miami’s women’s basketball team and coach Katie Meier. For more, click HERE.

CANES FOOTBALL PIONEERS RETURN TO CAMPUS

Four former Hurricanes football pioneers – Burgess Owens, Chuck Foreman, Rubin Carter and Roy Bellamy – returned to campus this week to meet with students and share their Miami experiences as part of the Stanford Stories programming series. Click HERE to read more.

COMPLIANCE CORNER

This month, learn about how to approach March Madness from a compliance standpoint. For more details, click HERE.