Women's Volleyball

Danielle  Davis
Danielle Davis


Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Central Catholic




Illini Come Up Just Short Against No. 5 Florida in Sweet 16

#8-seed Florida defeated #9-seed Illinois, 3-2


Illini Collect 59 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom


Illini Fall Just Short of Upset at No. 2 Stanford

Morganne Criswell recorded the Illini's first blocks-kills double-double in three years


Illini Knock Off No. 13 Michigan State for Third-Straight Victory

Illinois captured its eighth win over a ranked opponent in 2013


Second-Half Heroics Lead Illini to Upset of No. 17 Michigan

Nine blocks in final two sets help Illini erase 0-2 deficit in comeback victory


NCAA 2nd Round vs. Iowa State

No. 10 Illinois vs. Iowa State in the NCAA Division I Tournament 2nd Round game.


NCAA 1st Round vs. Murrary State

Illinois vs. Murrary State in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament at Huff Hall on December 5, 2014.


#11 Illinois vs. Michigan - Match Photos

Illinois vs. Michigan at Huff Hall on Saturday, November 29th, 2014


Volleyball Senior Night

Illinois defeated Michigan in four sets on Senior Night at Huff Hall.


#12 Illinois vs. #17 Ohio State

Illinois vs. Ohio State at Huff Hall Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Career Honors
2014 Academic All-Big Ten

Match-By-Match Stats: 2013 | 2014


  • Appeared in all 34 matches as a sophomore, starting all-but-one (Senior Day).
  • Totaled 289 digs, 31 assists, 14 aces and a kill.
  • Tallied 19 digs at the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge.
  • Combined for 29 digs over seven sets against Colorado and South Dakota on Sept. 20, after landing two aces the night before vs. Creighton.
  • Landed her first career kill against Maryland, taking a swing out of the back row, and added a service ace.
  • Tied her career high with 15 digs against No. 6 Wisconsin.
  • Tallied 11 digs and an ace at Iowa.
  • Served up an ace for the first point of the match then tallied seven digs in the Illini's win at No. 13 Nebraska.
  • Tallied 12 digs, two assists and an ace at Michigan.
  • Posted 13 digs and an ace against Northwestern.
  • Put up 13 digs at No. 2 Wisconsin.
  • Posted a career-high 15 digs against No. 10 Nebraska, then led the Illini with 13 digs against Michigan.
  • Matched her career high again with a match-leading 15 digs and an ace to lead Illinois past Iowa State in the NCAA Second Round.


  • 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 final two sets.
  • 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.
  • Notched 13 digs and an assist against Marquette in the NCAA Second Round.

High School

  • 18 Open All-American: 2013.
  • Four-time first-team all-conference: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Four-time first-team all-area: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • 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 Corn Belt 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, Illinois.
  • 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.
  • Majoring in kinesiology.

Career Single-Match Highs

K: 1 vs. Maryland (9/26/14)
TA: 2, 3x-last vs. Michigan (11/2914)
Pct: 1.000 (1-0-1) vs. Maryland (9/26/14) A: 3, 5x-last vs. Nebraska (11/26/14)
SA: 2, 2x-last at Creighton (9/19/14)
D: 15, 7x-last vs. Iowa State (12/6/14)


Getting to know Danielle

Nickname: Dee
Career Plans: Trainer or cop
Fun fact: I love dancing
Favorite Movie: She's the Man
Movie you've seen in theatres that you've regretted seeing the most: Hangover 2
Restaurant you have to get to when going back home: Logan's Roadhouse
Favorite Midnight Snack: Cucumbers and ranch
Three things on your "bucket list": 1. Skydiving 2. Travel the world 3. Drive a Bugatti
What are you most proud of? State Championship!
Famous person you admire and why? Hope Solo because she is a great role model and is very competitive and passionate about soccer.
If you were to win $10 million, what would you buy? Every pair of Vans in Journeys, tickets to every Chris Brown concert, and a trip to Australia.
Favorite quote: Never underestimate the heart of a champion
When you surf the web, page you most often go to: YouTube
Your favorite sundae topping: Sprinkles
Your weirdest quirk: I enjoy talking in a Stitch-like (high pitched) voice
Favorite professional sports team: Cardinals
Favorite TV Show: Friends
If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose and why? Africa because of the amazing wildlife and sunsets.
Secret talent: I can hit really high notes in songs.
What is your favorite game? Kick the can
Lucky number: 8
Favorite subject in high school: Biology
Crazy thing you dream of doing someday: Driving across the United States
Who did you idolize growing up: My dad