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.
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. ... Undeclared major ... Member of the Southern Miss Honors College.