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

Meghan Hamilton

position

Coxswain

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Davie, Fla.

Major

Exercise Physiology

High School

Miramar HS

Meghan Hamilton - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

2014-15: Coxed a 4+ boat that posted a time of 18:38 at the Head of the Indian Creek … Coxed her 4+ boat Club finished 11th at the Head of the Charles posted a time of 19:08 … Coxed the “B” boat that finished 13th with a time of 17:08.4 in the Open 8+ at the 2014 Head of the Hooch … Competed in spring opening scrimmage against UConn … Coxed the 1V8+ that posted a time of 6:39.2 while racing against Columbia and UCF at the Governor’s Cup … Coxed the 1V8+ that placed sixth with a time of 7:01.01 in the Women’s Collegiate Varsity Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic … Won the 1V8+ third level final at Knecht Cup, posting a time of 6:59.05 … Helped Canes finish second in the 1V8+ Petite Final at the 2015 ACC Championship with a time of 6:46.4

2013-14 All-ACC ACADEMIC

2013-14: Coxed a Miami crew that finished in 16:52.5 in the Women’s Open 8+ at the 2013 Head of the Hooch … Coxed the 1V8+ at the 2014 Clemson Invitational … Coxed the 1V8+ to two victories at the 2014 UCF Invitational … Coxed the 1V8+ that finished sixth in the Grand Final at the ACC Championship with a time of 6:50.6.

2012-2013: Member of the V4+ that placed sixth in their event at the 2013 ACC Championships … Helped Miami finished fourth overall in the 2013 ACC Championships team competition … Part of crew that beat SMU and finished second to Old Dominion and UCF at the 2013 Miami Invitational … Helped beat UConn in head-to-head racing by five seconds … Beat Buffalo and Eastern Michigan at the Cardinal Invitational … Beat West Virginia at the Cardinal Invitational … Placed third behind Notre Dame and Louisville at the Cardinal Invitational …Coxed the Open 8+ that placed second at the Head of the Hooch … Coxed  the Championship 4+ that placed second at the Head of the Hooch

2011-2012: Member of the novice team.

High School: Member of the National Honor Society and received Academic Excellence in English.

Personal: Daughter of Sandee and Steve Hamilton … Participated in club Tae Kwondo for 11 years … Placed in national and international competition and holds a third-degree blackbelt … Majoring in Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine.