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

Ashton Purvis

position

Sprints

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Oakland, Calif

High School

St. Elizabeth HS

High School: Ran the 100 meter and 200 meter dash at Saint Elizabeth High School… Three time state champion in the indoor 200 meter dash… School Record holder in the 60 meter and 200 meter dash… California Gatorade Athlete of the Year… Silver medal at the IAAF world juniors.

Personal: Majoring in business management… daughter of Cheri Spigner… Has one sister, Julian (19), who is a hurdler at the University of Michigan.