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

Miranda Wilson

position

Throws

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Vallejo, Calif.

High School

Bishop O'Dowd HS

Miranda Wilson - Track & Field - University of Miami Athletics

2008: Season-best mark in the shot put of 12.80m (42-00.00) at the Hurricane Challenge… Qualified for the NCAA Regional with a fifth place throw of 47.78m (156-09.00) at the ACC Championships in the discus… Finished 10th at the ACC Championships with a hammer throw of 49.11m (161-01.00), her season-best… During the indoor season, her season-best shot put came at the ACC Championships with a mark of 13.82m (45-04.25)… In the weight throw, had her best-mark of 15.42m (50-07.25) also at the ACC Championships.

High School: Owns school records in the shot put and discus… An all-state selection her junior and senior seasons… Named Academic All-American her junior year… Ranked seventh nationally in the discus 48.48m (159-01) and 10th in the shot put 13.98m (45-10)… State runner-up in both shot put and discus… National Scholastic All-American in indoor shotput, junior and senior years… Second at New York City Nationals.

Personal: A pre-med major… Chose UM for its combination of academics and athletics… Favorite team is the Oakland Raiders… “Antwon Fisher” is her favorite movie.