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 Nielsen

position

Rower

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Victoria, BC, Canada

Major

Arts & Sciences

High School

St. Michaels University School

Hannah Nielsen - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

2015-16: Member of the 2V8+ that posted times of 7:11.90 and 7:04.06 at the Governor’s Cup … Member of the 1V8+ that won the Cal Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic with a time of 7:11.845 … Member of the 1V8+ that finished fourth in the Grand Final in the Women’s Varsity Eight event at the Knecht Cup with a time of 6:54.68 … Finished fourth in the Women’s Varsity Pair Final at the Knecht Cup with a time of 8:09.35 … Member of the 1V8+ that posted a time of 6:29.6 against UCF … Member of the 1V8+ that won the Varsity Eight Petite Final at the ACC Championship with a time of 6:41.569

2014-15: Placed first in a 4+ race at the Head of the Indian Creek with a time of 17:04 … Member of the 4+ boat that placed 12th at the Head of the Charles  with a time of 19:22 … Member of “A” boat that finished eighth with a time of 16:36.1 in the Open 8+ at the 2014 Head of the Hooch … Won the 2V8+ third level final at Knecht Cup, posting a time of 7:11.51 … Helped Canes finish third in the 2V8+ Petite Final at the 2015 ACC Championship with a time of 7:06.1 

2013-14: Helped Miami place first with a time of 15:25.7 in the Women’s Open 8+ race at the 2013 Head of the Hooch … Member of the 1V8+ that was victorious over UConn with a time of 6:40.0 … Member of the 1V8+ at the 2014 Clemson Invitational … Member of the 1V8+ that totaled two victories at the UCF Invitational … Member of the 1V8+ that finished sixth in the Grand Final at the ACC Championship with a time of 6:50.6.

2012-13: Member of the 1V8+ that won the Cal Cup at the 2013 San Diego Crew Classic … Helped Miami finished fourth overall in the 2013 ACC Championships team competition … Part of the 1V8 + crew that finished fourth in their race at the 2013 ACC Championships … Part of crew that beat Old Dominon, UCF and SMU at the 2013 Miami Invitational … Finished second to defending ACC and NCAA Champion Virginia at the Tiger Invitational … Helped beat UConn in head-to-head racing by nearly 40 seconds … Beat Buffalo and Eastern Michigan in one race at the Cardinal Invitational … Finished first in race against West Virginia and Dayton at the Cardinal Invitational … Placed third behind Notre Dame and Louisville at the Cardinal Invitational … Placed third at Head of the Hooch

High School: Won first place in Junior Women’s 4+ as well as third in Senior Women’s Lightweight 4+ at Canadian Nationals in 2010 … Came first in the Senior Women’s Lightweight 2- and 4+ at Canadian Nationals in 2011 … Won a gold medal in the Women’s 8+, 4+,  and 2- at the Western Canada Summer Games … Won second place in the Senior Women’s Lightweight 2x at the 2012 Canadian Nationals … Participated on the cross-country team in high school … Won Most Accomplished Athlete award.

Personal: She likes to bake and go to the beach to surf and paddle board in her spare time.