2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Placed eighth in the 400 IM (4:25.90) at the Big 12 Championships ... Won the 400 IM (4:25.40) against Kansas ... Finished second in the 200 IM (2:06.67) against Drury.
HIGH SCHOOL: Swam for Judson High School and Alamo Area Aquatics ... Came to Mizzou with personal bests of 200 IM (2:03.89), 100 and 200 breast (1:05.05 and 2:19.59), and 200 and 500 free (1:52.75 and 5:00.45) ... Was a high school All-American, All-American Scholastic, All-State swimmer ... Also earned 2011 Regional Athlete of the Year.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Crystal Bannin and Richard Spradlin... has one sister, Rachel (25) ... Majoring in fisheries and wildlife with a minor in captive wildlife management.
Coach Rhodenbaugh: "Danielle is a very versatile swimmer that will help us in depth in many different events. She was the first swimmer to commit on the women's side for this year's class. We are looking forward to the work ethic that she brings to our team and are excited for her future."
Why did you choose Mizzou?
The amazing sense of family and great opportunities it offers.
What is your favorite thing about the team so far?
The unity and pride.
Favorite food: Peanut butter
What's on your iPod: Everything
Favorite sports star: Tim Duncan
Favorite movie: Ever After: A Cinderella Story
Quote to live by: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi