CANES BASEBALL ALUM AND MLB VETERAN PLAYER DANNY VALENCIA TALKS ABOUT HIS TIME AT UM, PLAYING FOR 7 DIFFERENT MLB TEAMS AND HIS UPCOMING TRIP TO THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN TOKYO WITH TEAM ISRAEL ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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University of Miami Athletics
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Paula Fraile Ruiz

position

Forward

Height

6-4

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Barcelona, Spain

High School

Insitut Joaquim Blume

As a Freshman (2020-21): Missed the 2020-21 season due to injury.

High School: Spent four season competing for Segle XXI Bercelona in the LF2 basketball league in Spain…Averaged 5.0 points and 5.4 points in 23.1 minutes of action per game in 2019-20…Totaled three double-digit outings, including a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) on Nov. 17…Competed at the FIBA U18 Women’s European Championships – Division B in Sarajevo, Bosnia…Averaged 5.0 points and 3.8 rebounds throughout the tournament, helping Spain to a fifth-place showing…Represented Spain at the 2016 FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship – Division B, taking home the bronze…Participated in the 2020 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp held in Chicago as part of NBA All-Star Weekend.

Personal: Born March 12, 2002….Enjoys painting, reading and drawing…First Spaniard to play during the Katie Meier era.