Please tell us a little bit about yourself.


My name is Mikalah Mulrain. Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. I attended Robert Morris University (Northeast Conference) on a full scholarship for basketball. I have a degree in Corporate Communications with a minor in English and a Masters degree in Non-Profit Leadership.


Basketball accomplishments:


  • Won national championships with Team Ontario in 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • 2 NEC championships. 2016-2017
  • Attending the NCAA tournament twice (2016-2017)
  • All-NEC Rookie Team in 2014-15
  • Owns career program records in blocked shots (171) and career games played (130)
  • Sits fifth all-time at RMU in field goal percentage (.512) and seventh in games started (95)
  • Broke the single-game school record for field goal percentage (min. 8 FGM) at 1.000 in 2016-17


Interests: Working out, volunteering, and Netflix


How do you best support your teammates? 


I support my teammates best by encouraging them and always being ready to compete. My energy reflects each person’s performance and vice versa. Leading by example is key.


How has sport helped you be a better leader? 


Sports has helped me become a better leader because it forced me to get on the front lines and lead when tired, lead when not playing well, lead when things are going on in my personal life and lead when I just feel like being a follower. Being part of a team sport has made me responsible, reliable and humble.


What advice do you have for parents, coaches or sport administrators to encourage or improve sport for females? 


Advice I have for parents to encourage female sports is to consistently support them and be involved as much as they can. Whether it’s working out with them (rebounding, passing), attending a game, and continuously educating themselves about the sport.

What is a song that motivates you?  


A song that motivates me is “You Can’t Stop Me,” by Andy Mineo


What do you say to yourself to motivate yourself?


I usually think about all of my strengths, tell myself I prepared for this and now it’s time to execute.


“Don’t be scared, you’ll be okay. It’s just like any other game.”


What is a quote that motivates you? 


I Am Enough.


Regardless if you had a bad day, moment or practice, just remember that you were meant to be in the position that you’re in and the only person holding you back from greatness is yourself.