Twins Hanna and Haley Cavinder may well be the two most famous women’s college athletes out there today.
The two sisters, who play basketball for the University of Miami, have a jaw dropping 4.4 million followers on TikTok and that number only continues to grow.
The pair began their college careers at Fresno State University before controversially transferring to Miami prior to the 2022-23 season.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, the duo talked about dealing with their massive fame while still focusing on their basketball carers.
“We hold each other accountable, we know what our priorities are. I mean, I’m not gonna lie, we are busy 24/7. If we’re not doing school or basketball, NIL is next.”
“Haley and I definitely have the same approach to it. Being able to work with brands that we truly believe in and represent, like Champps, WWE, LifeWallet, Cigarette Racing. We just are very similar in that aspect.”
They explained that they’re focused on staying true to themselves while still growing their brand.
“You have to be true to who you are and you can’t change the opinions that people have of you, so don’t try to. Everybody will always have assumptions or opinions of you. If you are trying to change them or you get mad about them, it’s just gonna waste your energy.
“Do things for yourself and at the end of the day, you’ll live with no regrets. Just believe in yourself and continue to work hard because no matter what, your work ethic will teach you so many things in life.”
The twins displayed just that on Monday night as they helped lift ninth-seeded Miami to a massive 70-68 upset over top-seeded Indiana to reach the Sweet 16. They combined for 12 points, 11 rebounds and two assists in the victory and Hanna hit a huge 3-pointer down the stretch.
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After the game, the pair took fans inside the crazy Miami locker room to get a look at the celebrations.
Hanna films and sings along as water flies everywhere in the background. The Hurricanes were clearly fired up about the women, as they should be. It’s just the second Sweet 16 appearance in Miami women’s basketball history. The Canes hadn’t reached this point since 1992. Now the Cavinders, and their teammates, will look to take Miami to its first ever Elite Eight.
They’ll be back on the court Friday against fourth-seeded Villanova in Greenville.