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

Marina Dadic

position

Sprint/freestyle/butterfly

Height

5-6

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Split, Croatia

Sophomore (2007-08)…
Helped the Hurricanes to two (2) first place finishes in the 200 freestyle relay swimming as both leadoff and in the third leg … Finished fourth against Houston (Nov. 2) in the 100 butterfly … Punched a second place time of 25.25 in the 50 free against the Cougars … Had a season-best mark in the 100 fly at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational where she collected a time of 59.38 … Established season-best times in two events in a tri-meet with Florida Gulf Coast and Florida International (Jan. 26) … Had times of 54.61 in the 100 freestyle, and followed that with a mark of 25.11 in the 50 free … Finished second in the 200 IM against Vanderbilt (Jan. 11) with a time of 2:19.42 … Recorded a season-best time (2:15.69) in that event with a fifth place finish against Florida International (Oct. 12) … Helped her team to a second place finish in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:36.62 against Florida Atlantic and Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 2).

Freshman (2006-07)…
Started at UM in January of 2007 … Competed at the ACC Championships in the 50 freestyle (24.23), 100 butterfly (59.06) and the 100 free (53.04) … Was also a part of the season-best times in the 200 freestyle relay (1:35.94) and the 400 free relay (3:27.74) … Posted a time of 25.02 in the 50 free against highly-ranked Texas A&M … Clinched third place in the 100 free event against Houston, with a time of 55.18.

High School/Prep…
Swam 50- and 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly on her club team, Josko Kuhar … Owns six club records in 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly … Top prep times include a 26.29 in 50-meter freestyle, 57.23 in 100-meter freestyle and 28.25 in 50-meter butterfly.

Personal…
Daughter of Branko and Bizjana … Birth date is February 7, 1988 … Mainly participated in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle … Also took part in the 50-meter butterfly … Had personal-bests in the 50 and 100-meter butterfly … Holds six club records in the 50 and 100 free events … Also has a pool record in the 100-meter fly … Helped her 4×100 relay team to a first place finish in 2005.