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

Ebony Wheaton

position

Sprints

Class

Junior

Hometown

Laurel, Md.

High School

The Potomac (VA) School HS

AS A SOPHOMORE: (2005): Competed in one meet this season…recorded a time of 26.73 in the 200-meters at the Miami Gatorade Invitational (4/16/05)…did not compete during the indoor season.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Competed in three meets during the outdoor season…recorded a season-best time of 27.23 in the 200-meters at the Hurricane Invitational (3/20/04).

HIGH SCHOOL: Three year letter winner in track…team captain during senior year…ran anchor leg of the 4×100-meter relay that placed second at Virginia State Championships her senior season…ran anchor leg in 4×200-meter that set a school record…honor roll student, president of Black Student Union, and president of the debate club.

PERSONAL: Business management major…would like to some day own a business…enjoys singing and bowling when not running track.