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

Hannah McKay

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Sydney, Australia

High School

Ascham Girls School

Junior (2008-09)
Did not see competition during her junior year, sitting out most of the year with injury.

Sophomore (2007-08)
Rowed seven seat in 1V8 race at season-opener for Rivanna Romp in Charlottesville, Virginia for the season-opening affair … Rowed in six seat against UCF for the 2V8 boat that collected a third place overall finish with a time of 6:58.28 … Helped crew to first place finish drawing six seat against Eastern Michigan (7:24.83) on Apr. 6 in Ypsilanti, Mich. … 2V8 posted a sixth place finish at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships in Clemson, S.C. … Served three seat on Varsity Eight “B” team that finished second (5:54.7) in a head-to-head matchup with Jacksonville University.

Freshman (2006-07)
One-year letterwinner … A part of the JV 8 that beat Iowa at the 2007 Longhorn Invitational … Placed first in the JV8 petite race and fourth in the Women’s Open C at the 2007 San Diego Crew Classic … Beat Alabama in dual meet competition as a part of the JV eight team (4/28/07).

High School/Prep
Coached by Rob Richards, John Bowes, Peter Murphy and Katie Foulkes … Served as vice captain of the Ascham School Boat Club for the 1st 8+ from 2003-2005 … Honored as a letter winner from 2003-2005 … Earned the spirit cup award at Ascham school in 2004 … In 2006, earned the community spirit award at Sydney Rowing Club and the Drummoyne Rotary Community Award … Participated in the Australian National Championships in the WJ1X in 2005 and WJ1X, WJ4X and the WJ8 in 2006 … Served as the youth squad recruiter … Was a member of the Under 21 state team 2004 stroke of NSW 8+, 4- and 2- … Winner of the WO4+ at the Head of the Parramatta … Swim team member from 1998-2004 … Played basketball from 1997-2004 and served as the basketball team captain … Served as captain of the water polo team.

Personal
Majoring in Business Management with a minor in Music Business and Entertainment Industries.