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

Samantha Tripp

position

Rower

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Walpole, Mass.

High School

Newton Country Day

Samantha Tripp - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

The asterisk next to 2019-20 season bio indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2019-20 to 2020-21 due to this NCAA ruling.

2019-20*: Competed in the 2v8+ and the 3v4+ at the Head of the Indian Creek (10/12)…Placed second in the varsity eight race (14:37.48)…In the 2v4+, finished in third with a time of 16:13.71…Member of the 2v8+ at the Rivanna Romp (11/17), finishing 19th with a time of 15:20.70…Spring season cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.

2018-19: Secured fifth place for the Second Varsity 8 in a Friday preliminary race at the Sunshine State Invitational with a time of 6:58.37…Placed third in Saturday morning’s Petite Final with a time of 6:59.19…Part of the Second Varsity 8 boat that finished third in a Saturday preliminary race at the Natoma Invitational with time of 7:05.54…Placed third with time of 6:58.9 during Saturday morning’s session…Finished third with a time of 7:03.87 on Saturday afternoon…Earned second place in Final 3 as a member of the Second Varsity 8 at the Lake Wheeler Invitational with a time of 6:56.016…Placed fifth as a member of the Second Varsity 8 in a preliminary race at the ACC Championships…Finished second in a Petite Final race with a time of 7:02.986.

High School: Attended Newton Country Day School…Rowed for Newton Country Day, primarily in the second varsity four…Sat stroke or in the second seat…Served as the class president in grade 10…Member of the Honor Society.

Personal: Parents are Kevin and Joanne Tripp…One sister, Kiki…Majoring in legal studies…Career aspiration is to be a sports agent…Enjoys fitness and travel…Chose Miami for the location, the school spirit and the variety of classes.