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29  Danielle Matthews
Danielle Matthews

RS Senior

Bellevue, Wash.

High School:
Forest Ridge Sacred Heart HS






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As of March 31, 2010

Has added 4 hits, 3 runs and 2 RBI to the team's offensive output thus far... drew a start vs. No. 19 Florida State at 3B and responded with a hit in two at bats... scored 2 runs vs. North Carolina Central on 3/12 as season and career best.

Tech Career Highs
Hits: 3 vs. San Diego State 3/17/09
Runs: 2 vs. North Carolina Central 3/12/10
RBI: 1, multiple times
Hitting Streak: 3 games, twice, most recent from 4/19/09 through 4/23/09

Known for her team-leading work ethic, she returns for her junior season athletically, but is a senior academically... hit .183 with 22 hits, including a pair of doubles and a triple... had her best collegiate games versus San Diego State as she went 5-for-7 in the doubleheader and scored a run... had four multi-hit games... is an active member of the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee and has served as a vice president of the group, which takes an active role in community efforts and athletics department governance by student-athletes, for several years... an outstanding student, earned Dean's List honors and was an All-Academic Big 12 team honoree.

Used a medical redshirt year after knee surgery put a fairly big crimp in her season ... Therefore, she is academically a junior, but athletically a sophomore again ... A leader involved in many community projects, Matthews currently serves as a Vice President in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... is an honor roll student as well.

Was a key pinch runner for Coach Wilson in 2007 and was back up for three infield positions while making the transition from high school to college ... A solid glove and dependable decision-maker, played 2B in a few games as well ... She will see time at 3B in 2008 but that's if her recovery from off-season knee surgery goes well and she can play at all ... Became a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for this season and is active in community efforts ... She maintains a Dean's List overall grade point average (which means that it's 3.5 or better) after earning that distinction again in the fall of 2007.

High School
Earned four softball, three volleyball and one basketball letter at Forest Ridge Sacred Heart ... Was a member of several All-Emerald City League teams (including one volleyball nod) and was twice its MVP (softball) ... Nominated as a Seattle Times first-team All State performer ... Earned many academic awards and was a four-time National Honor Society Member.

Born December 19, to parents Harry and Gisele in Sydney, Australia ... Father is a network engineer and mother is homemaker and "the greatest mom" ... Has two younger sisters, Katie and Sandy ... Enjoys rock music and spending time with her family and friends ... Has selected Psychology as her major.

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