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

LISTEN NOW!

Close Topbar
University of Miami Athletics
44

Michael Burns

position

Outfield

Height

5-9

Weight

180 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Junior

Hometown

Littleton, Colo.

B/T

R

High School

Columbine

Michael Burns - Baseball - University of Miami Athletics

2018 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC

2018 (Redshirt Senior): Veteran outfielder served as one of Miami’s two co-captains…Started 51 of 54 games…Batted .263 with eight doubles, two triples and 21 RBI…Stole six bases and reached base at .363 clip…Finished with 11 multi-hit games, four multi-RBI games…Batted .289 in conference play…Had longest streak of reaching base (20 games) of any player all season…Started 37 games in center field and 14 games in left field…Ranked third in runs scored (27), fourth in hits (49) and tied for the team lead in walks (24)…Opened season on five-game hitting streak and had at least one hit in nine of team’s first 10 games…Went 2-for-5 with one double and one run in series opener against Florida (Feb. 23)…Finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and one double in series finale vs. Gators (Feb. 25)…Compiled five hits and two RBI in team’s series at Duke (March 16-18)…Had seven-game hitting streak from March 16-March 25…Went 2-for-2 with one walk, one steal, one run scored, one double, one triple and three RBI in win over North Carolina (April 8)…Had at least one hit in each game at Clemson (April 13-14)…Had stretch of four straight multi-hit games from April 27-May 4…Totaled six hits and two runs scored in team’s series at Florida State (April 27-29)…Scored five runs and posted four hits in sweep of Bethune-Cookman (May 4-6)…Had four hits and scored two runs in team’s run at 2018 ACC Baseball Championship in Durham, N.C….Went 2-for-4, including game-winning single, in win over Notre Dame (May 22) in ACC Championship opener…Had two hits (2-for-4) against Clemson in Durham.

2017 (Redshirt Junior): Served as team’s starting right fielder in first season, seeing action in 54 games with 48 starts…Batted .247 with eight doubles, two triples, four home runs and 32 RBI…Scored 24 runs and added three steals…32 RBI were second-most on team…Impressed in ACC play, batting .293 with team-best 23 RBI against conference competition…Had 11 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games…Had first two hits and first three RBI of career in win over Rutgers (Feb. 18)…Totaled six hits and 10 RBI in team’s series win over Georgia Tech (March 10-12)…Had career-high seven RBI, including first grand slam of season, in finale against Yellow Jackets (March 12)…Went 2-for-4 in midweek win over Maine (March 15)…Had two hits (2-for-5) at NC State…Had three hits and two RBI in team’s series at North Carolina (March 24-26)…Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in win over St. Thomas (April 5)…Hit second grand slam of season in win over Florida State (April 22)…Went 3-for-5 with home run, two RBI and two runs scored in win at Boston College (April 29)…Had four hits in series at Virginia (May 13-14)…Compiled four hits and four runs scored at 2017 ACC Championship in Louisville, Ky…Hit solo home run and scored two runs in opening game of tournament against Georgia Tech (May 23)…Went 2-for-4 with one triple in team’s ACC Championship finale against North Carolina (May 27).

Before Miami: Spent 2016 season at Cisco Junior College, helping lead Wranglers to Junior College World Series…Spent first two seasons of collegiate career (2014-15) at Wichita State…Made 21 starts in 2015 and recorded four RBI and six steals…Redshirted 2014 season with Shockers.

High School/Prep: Three-year letterwinner at Columbine…Hit .417 with 14 stolen bases, 20 RBI and five home runs as the leadoff hitter during senior season…Batted .451 with five home runs and 10 stolen bases junior year…Two-time all-state selection…Named Male Athlete of the Year at Columbine High School for senior year and was the Hall of Fame selection for his class.

Personal: Parents are Mike and Anita…Has two sisters, MacKenzie and Addison…Majored in political science.