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Amara Graham

School

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Position
Guard
Major
Electrical Engineering

Classroom

Graham graduated Magna Cum Laude in December of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and has started a Master of Science in Engineering Management.

Graham has earned Dean’s List honors six times, Fall AD Honor Roll five times, Spring AD Honor Roll four times, and Academic All-WAC three times.

Character

Even when an injury ended her freshman season early, Graham chose to be around the team and give support by being a a positive voice on the bench. Graham put the needs of the team ahead of her own.

Graham has always maintained a professional attitude, frequently stepping up in a pinch to give an unplanned interview after hours of practice. Graham has been a role model for young women as she maintains that education is always the top priority, which helped her graduate Magna Cum Laude.

Community

Graham has spent over 40 hours helping in the community and has helped over 15 organizations, including Special Olympics, Salvation Army, RGV Food Bank, Gencure “Be the Match”, Edinburg Children’s Hospital, City of Edinburg, and City of McAllen.

Competition

Graham has played in 101 career games and has a career scoring average of 7.9 points per game. An All-WAC second team honoree in 2019-20, Graham also earned a preseason All-WAC selection prior to the start of her senior campaign.

Graham ranks sixth in program history with 276 assists and holds two of the top-3 spots in single season 3-point shooting percentage, including a program best .427 in 2019-20. Currently ranking fourth in program history in 3-point shooting percentage, Graham also ranks fourth in program history in free throw shooting percentage. Graham holds the single game program record in free throws made.