CANES BASKETBALL LEGEND AND CURRENT MAYOR OF DANIA BEACH TAMARA JAMES DISCUSSES HER DECISION TO COME TO UM, HER RECORD-SETTING CAREER, HOW HER PRO CAREER LED HER OVERSEAS AND HOW HER BASKETBALL BACKGROUND HAS HELPED HER NAVIGATE HER NEW ROLE AS A PUBLIC SERVANT ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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University of Miami Athletics

Alyssa Exposito

position

Cross Country

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Coral Gables HS

High School: A four-time letterwinner in cross country at Coral Gables Senior High School… Was a 2007 cross country state qualifier… Names the 2009 Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year, the 2009 Orange Bowl Field of Dreams Scholar-Athlete… Winner of the 2009 Perseverance Award in 2009 and the Determination and Courage Award from the Junior Orange Bowl in the 2007.

Personal: Daughter of Ana Maria Guerrero and Antonio Exposito and has three sisters… Enjoys running, music, painting, reading and swimming… Was her senior class treasurer and was a member of the National Honor Society… An Athletic Training major.