Illinois captured its eighth win over a ranked opponent in 2013
Nine blocks in final two sets help Illini erase 0-2 deficit in comeback victory
Illinois captures its sixth victory over a ranked opponent in 2013
Jennifer Beltran had a season-high 26 digs in the match
Morganne Criswell topped her career high with 21 kills
Photos from the Illinois vs. Minnesota match at Huff Hall.
Photos from the Illinois vs. Michigan State match at Huff Hall.
Photos from the Illinois vs. Ohio State 'Workout for a Cure' match at Huff Hall
Photos from the Illinois vs. Penn State match at Huff Hall
Photos from the Illinois vs. Nebraska match at Huff Hall
Match-By-Match Stats: 2013
2013: Appeared in 24 matches as a freshman, making 17 starts ... Totaled 192 digs, 15 assists and nine service aces on the year ... Made her first career appearance against No. 18 Florida State, coming in to serve for an Illini middle ... Served the final point against No. 6 Washington ... Saw significant back row action against No. 12 Nebraska, putting up six digs and going a perfect 8-for-8 on serve receive to help a struggling back row in the second half ... Registered 13 digs at No. 14 Michigan, providing clutch strength on defense ... Was a key member of the Illini back row at No. 20 Purdue, putting up 11 digs ... Recorded 11 digs and her first career ace against No. 4 Penn State ... Set a new personal best at Northwestern with 15 digs to go along with a service ace ... Registered eight digs and three assists in the first three sets at No. 16 Wisconsin ... Matched her personal high with 15 digs at Iowa, including 10 in the first set alone ... Put up nine digs and a service ace in the win over No. 17 Michigan ... Tied her career high again with 15 digs, while registering her first multi-ace match, landing two service aces against No. 13 Michigan State. Was influential in the win, serving up a 9-0 run in the third set which represented a key turning point ... Tabbed 13 digs and an assist against Marquette in the NCAA Second Round.
18 open All-American 2013 ... Four-time first-team all-conference ... Four-time first-team all-area ... Area Player of the Year 2012 ... Central Catholic team MVP 2012 ... Central Catholic team captain 2012 ... Averaged 4.3 kills per set, 4.2 digs, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 aces with a .497 hitting percentage as a senior ... Led Central Catholic to 2009 Regional and Section titles, a third-place state finish in 2010, the 2011 Intercity Championship, and both CornBelt Conference and Mt. Pulaski Championships in 2011 and 2012 ... Seven-year member of Illini Elite ... Also played four seasons of basketball at Central Catholic and was named 2012-13 Defensive Player of the Year as well as first team all-conference.
Born Danielle Chatham Davis on April 11, 1995 in Bloomington, Ill. ... Daughter of Tim and Dawn Davis .... Has two younger siblings, Lauren and Cole ... Enjoys traveling and listening to music ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Career Single-Match Highs
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