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

Tiara Brown

Class

Freshman

Hometown

White Plains, Md.

High School

Henry E. Lackey HS

Freshman (2008-09)
Served as coxswain for the Novice Eight … Called her first race against Connecticut out of the BIG EAST in a home meet … UM crossed at 8:28.72 in the race against the Huskies … Signaled the N8+ to a sixth place appearance in opening-day action, including a win over Sonoma, at the San Diego Crew Classic … Coxed the Novice Eight boat to a fifth place showing at the ACC Championships, finishing ahead of Boston College in the race.

Personal
Full name is Tiara Rene√© Brown … Daughter of Derrick and Lorraine Brown … Has s sister, Tiffany (14) … Majoring in Psychology Pre-Med … Chose to attend UM because it’s one of the top colleges in the nation, and they have an excellent administration … Says her first impression of UM was it was a “home away from home.”

At the Starting Line with Brown
Lists some of her hobbies as photography, playing sports (basketball), writing poetry and drawing … Says her favorite rowing memory is when she docked earlier in the year without anyone’s assistance … Says she prays before every practice … Enjoys sports in general, and doesn’t have a favorite athlete … Spent a while on a missionary trip to South Africa two summers ago.