"Leadership and dependability are traits of big-time players and Danielle has all the skills. This is her year to step up." - Texas A&M Head Coach Gary Blair
HONORS AND AWARDS
2010 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
2010 State Farm All-America Team Finalist
2010 Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year
2010 All-Big 12 Second Team
2010 Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Big 12 Player of the Week (Jan. 25, 2010)
2009 Colliers International Classic All-Tournament Team
2009-10 Preseason Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year
2009 WBCA National Junior College Player of the Year
Two-Time JUCO All-American (2008 and 2009)
Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention...Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and All-Big 12 Second Team...Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player... Averaged a team-high 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game off the bench which ranked seventh among Big 12 scoring leaders...Reached double figures in all but three games and led the team in scoring 17 times...Ended the season on a nine-game double-digit scoring streak...Registered her second career-double-double in the NCAA Second Round versus Gonzaga with 10 rebounds and 19 points...Posted a team-best 23 points in the NCAA First Round against Portland State...Averaged a team-leading 19.7 points and 7.0 rebounds in all three Big 12 Championship games...Made a career-high four steals versus Texas...Was a perfect 8-of-8 at the line against Oklahoma...Hit a career-best four three-pointers and tallied 24 points against Oklahoma State...Named Big 12 Player of the Week after recording her first career triple-double with a career-high 27 points, career-best 12 rebounds and a Texas A&M single-game record 10 blocked shots against Texas Tech in her first league start...Became only the second A&M player in school history and 10th all-time Big 12 player in league history to accomplish a triple-double...Turned in her first career double-double with 10 rebounds and 18 points in her Big 12 debut at No. 15 Texas...Made her first career start vs. Gonzaga...Did not play at TCU with concussion-like symptoms sustained against North Texas...Named to the Colliers International Classic All-Tournament Team with 15 points including clutch free throws down the stretch versus host No. 19 California...Scored a team-high 24 points in only 22 minutes of action in her Aggie debut versus No. 6 Duke which marked the best single-game overall scoring performance by an Aggie in a season opener in the Gary Blair Era...Earned team's MVP and Newcomer of the Year Awards...Tabbed as a State Farm All-America Team Finalist.
JEFFERSON COLLEGE CAREER
Two-Time First Team JUCO All-American...Tabbed 2009 WBCA JUCO Player of the Year...Averaged 22.1 points and 2.8 blocked shots as a sophomore...Guided Jefferson College (Mo.) to a 34-1 record and the national championship game...Led the nation in scoring as a freshman with 28.0 points per contest and her team to a 32-3 mark.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
McDonald's High School All-American nominee...All-State, All-Metro and All-District selection out of Lee's Summit High School...Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior averaging 21.4 points per game...Played AAU basketball with the Kansas City Keys with current A&M teammate Tanisha Smith.
Danielle E. Adams...Born on February 19, 1989 in Kansas City, Mo...Daughter of Tiffany Hill...Has one younger sister, Cierra (19)...Agriculturalleadership and development major at Texas A&M...Chose the Aggies over NCAA runner-up Louisville, Mississippi State and Oklahoma State...Is a member of one of A&M's highest-ever rated recruiting class in school history...The third player from Kansas City that Coach Blair has signed over the last three years...Would like to play in the WNBA someday and pursue a career as a women's basketball coach or a radio talk show host.