Varsity four, open eight crews each finish second in Grand Final
Coxed the V8+ throughout the season ... coxed the varsity eight against Loyola Marymount (March 3) and San Diego (March 10), leading UCLA to a first-place finish ... coxed the varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic (March 31-April 1) ... coxed the varsity eight to a victory over Louisville at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... also coxed the open four at the SoCal Challenge (April 14) ... coxed the varsity eight in UCLA's annual dual meet against USC (April 28) ... coxed the varsity eight at both the Pac-12 Championships and NCAA Championships, leading UCLA to program-best team finishes at both events (third place at Pac-12s, eighth place at NCAAs) ... coxed the varsity eight to a fourth place finish at Pac-12 Championships and a win in the Petite Final (places 7-12) at the NCAA Championships ... was an honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection.
Coxed the second varsity throughout the season in addition to coxing the varsity four crew...coxed the second varsity eight in early-season dual-meet wins against Loyola Marymount (March 5) and San Diego State (March 13)...coxed the second varsity against California (March 27) and Stanford (March 28)...coxed the second varsity at the San Diego Crew Classic (April 2-3), leading the Bruins to a second-place finish in their heat on day one...coxed the second varsity at the Virginia Invitational (April 15-17)...coxed the varsity four `B' crew against USC (April 30)...coxed the varsity four at Pac-10 Championships (April 15).
Coxed several of the Bruins' crews throughout her freshman campaign, earning a spot as the coxswain of the second varsity eight midway through the spring season...coxed the 3V8+ in a dual-meet victory over Loyola Marymount (March 6) ... coxed the V4+ `A' crew in a dual-meet win against San Diego State (March 13) ... coxed the Open 8+ crew at the two-day San Diego Crew Classic (March 27-28) - led the Open 8+ to first-place finishes in six-boat heats on consecutive days ... coxed the V4+ at the SoCal Challenge (April 10), defeating Notre Dame by over eight seconds during the afternoon session...coxed the 2V8+ in Dexter Lake, Ore., leading the Bruins past Oregon State and San Diego ... coxed the 2V8+ to victory over crosstown rival USC (May 1), clocking in over seven seconds ahead of the Women of Troy ... coxed the 2V8+ at Pac-10 Championships, helping UCLA attain a fifth-place overall team finish ... coxed the 2V8+ at NCAA Championships in Sacramento (May 28-30) ... the 2V8+ finished fourth in its elimination heat and seventh in its repechage race later that day ... registered a third-place finish in the 2V8+ third final on the final day of competition.
Attended Piedmont High School (Piedmont, Calif.) for four years (2005-09).
Competed for Oakland Strokes ... earned the Coaches' Award her novice year and varsity year ... also named a most inspirational honorable mention and most improved honorable mention ... rowed at the US Junior National Development Camp, coxing the Junior "A" eight at Club Nationals in New Jersey.
Full name: Mia Yukari Hamano ... Mia is the younger of Timothy and Jamie Hamano's two children ... has one older brother, Brian, who attends UCLA ... intends to major in psychology.