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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Shane Rowland

position

Catcher

Height

5-10

Weight

180 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Tampa, Fla.

High School

Tampa Catholic HS

High School/Prep…
Played high school baseball for Pope John Paul II High School (2006-07) before transferring to Tampa Catholic (2007-10)… Played under head coaches Pat Russo, Rich Arena and Brian Popovich… Batted .391 as a senior for Tampa Catholic, seeing time behind the plate… Posted 30 RBI, two homeruns and collected an 80 percent throw-out percentage… Named second team All-State… All-Hillsborough County First Team… Member of the Hillsborough County All-Star Team… Two-time Connie Mack World Series runner-up (2009 and 2010)… Lost to the Bolles School (Jacksonville, Fla.) in the state semifinals… Helped his team to a regional title, in addition to being district runner-up… As a junior, batted .375 with 32 RBI and five homeruns… 2009 AFLAC All-American… Participated in the 2009 USA Baseball Trials and East Coast Pro-Showcase… Helped the Crusaders to a District championship with a record of 23-5… Played summer ball in 2010 for Florida Legends and coach Carlos Mart?…

Personal…
Son of Danny and Annette Rowland… His father, Donny, is the International Director for the New York Yankees in Tampa… Has a younger sibling, Tristan… Father also played baseball for the University of Miami (1982-85)… Majoring in Sports Administration…