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Conference USA All-Academic Team (2015 , 2016)
Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist (2013-14 , 2014-15 , 2015-16)
Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16)
C-USA Spirit of Service Award (2015 , 2016)
2016 (Junior): Voted to the 2016 Conference USA All-Academic Team ... Earned Spring 2016 Conference USA Spirit of Service ... Appeared in 30 games with 22 starts ... Recorded a 4.05 ERA in 100.1 innings pitched ... Allowed 77 runs (58 earned) on 129 hits with 45 walks and 41 strikeouts ... Ranked second on the team in ERA, opponent batting average, win-loss percentage, wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, appearances, games started, and strikeouts looking ... Ranked in C-USA games in ERA (8th), wins (10th), starts (10th), and opponent batting average (12th) ... Posted two complete game shutouts and a combined shutout on season, while notching 12 games (6 C-USA games) allowing one earned run or less ... Recorded multiple Ks in eight games ... Had 12 appearances with no extra-base hits allowed and 19 outings with one earned run or less ... Named to 2016 spring President's List with a 4.0 GPA.
2015 (Sophomore): Earned First Team Capital One Academic All-District accolades from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ... Voted to the 2015 Conference USA All-Academic Team ... Named a 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist ... Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Made 27 appearances with 13 starts ... Recorded a 4.10 ERA in 112.2 innings pitched ... Allowed 81 runs (66 earned runs) on 131 hits with 36 walks and 57 strikeouts ... Tossed seven complete games, recording a complete game shutout and an assisted shutout ... Ranked first on the team in earned run average, opposing batting average, win-loss percentage, wins and games in relief, while ranking second on the team in innings pitched, batters strikeouts, appearances, games started and batters struck out looking ... Posted 13 games with multiple strikeouts, including four with five or more Ks ... Notched a season-best seven strikeouts against Mississippi Valley State, while recording six Ks against No. 21 South Alabama and UTEP ... Had five strikeouts against Alcorn ... Earned victories against MVSU, Detroit, UTSA, Alcorn, UTEP and No. 21 South Alabama ... Against the nationally-ranked Jaguars, pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout.
2014 (Freshman): Finalist for Southern Miss Freshman Female of the Year ... Named a 2013-14 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist ... Named to the 2013-14 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Made 10 appearances in the circle, including four starts ... Posted a 5.56 earned run average in 34.0 innings pitched ... Surrendered 57 hits and 41 runs (27 earned runs) with 15 walks, while striking out 20 batters ... Tossed three complete games, including a complete-game shutout ... Threw the first no-hitter of the season against Detroit, going 5.0 innings without a base hit, allowing just two walks and striking out three batters ... Had multiple strikeouts in five appearances, including a season-best five Ks against UTSA ... Also had multiple strikeouts against Detroit, Texas Southern, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Troy ... Earned first collegiate victory against Detroit ... In addition, recorded six at-bats on the season, collecting a pair of hits for a .333 average ... Scored two runs, while driving in a run and laying down a sacrifice bunt.
High School: Lettered at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Named All-District in her final two prep seasons, while earning All-State (Honorable Mention) honors as a junior ... Played in the 2013 Senior All-Star Game ... Tabbed Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2011 and 2012 ... Helped the Thunder to 53 wins in four seasons ... Pitched and played in the outfield ... In the circle, boasted a career earned run average of 2.67, notching back-to-back seasons with an ERA under 2.00 (1.35 -- senior; 1.93 -- junior) ... Finished career with 389 strikeouts and 45 victories ... In the field, scored 40 career runs on 69 hits, including 12 doubles, two triples and three home runs, driving in 41 career runs ... Played travel ball with the Arizona Hotshots, competing at the Premier Nationals in 2011 and 2013 ... Honor student and member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Danielle Kathryn Block ... Daughter of Michelle and Ronald Block ... Has a younger brother, Carter, and a younger sister, Cassidy ... Born on Feb. 11 in Mesa, Ariz. ... Majoring in biological sciences ... Member of the Southern Miss Honors College.