7 Dani Thorne
7 Dani Thorne
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
High School: T.C. Williams
Position: S
Major: Mathematics

2012: CAC All-Academic Team ... Started all 30 matches ... Led team with 597 assists in 114 sets ... Fourth with 244 digs and 28 aces ... Added 40 kills ... Had double-digit assists in all 30 matches ... 10 matches with double-digit digs ... Collected 10 double-doubles ... Career-high 30 assists at Elizabethtown (10/19) ... Career-best 20 digs vs. Mary Washington (10/2) ... Personal-best five aces vs. Penn State Harrisburg (9/8) ... Career-high four kills twice.

2011: CAC All-Academic Team ... Stepped on the court for 25 matches and 83 sets ... Two double-doubles on assists and digs ... Seven matches with double-digit assists ... Seven matches with double-figure digs ... Third with 1.95 assists/set ... Fourth with 2.14 digs/set ... Season-best 19 assists in 3-1 win over Bridgewater (Va.) ... Season-high 17 digs in four-set loss at Moravian ... Season-best two aces in 3-0 loss to Lynchburg.

2010: Saw action in 11 matches ... Season-best 13 assists in sweep of Montclair State ... Season-high seven digs in sweep of Catholic.

2009: CAC All-Academic Team ... Played in all 32 matches with 15 starts ... Averaged 1.87 digs in 119 sets ... Season-high 16 digs in loss to Eastern ... Season-best four aces in loss at Salisbury.

T.C. Williams HS: 2009 graduate ... Three-sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, soccer) ... Volleyball: Played for Rhea Butler ... Honorable mention All-Northern Region as a senior ... Three-time All-Patriot District selection, including first team honors in 2008 ... Two-time team MVP ... Coaches Award as a junior ... Averaged 7.0 assists, 5.0 digs, and 3.0 aces with 95% serving accuracy ... Basketball: Coached by Cavanaugh Hagen ... Soccer: Mentored by William Heresniak ... National French Honor Society president ... Key Club vice president ... National Honor Society ... National Mathematics Honor Society ... Yearbook senior editor.

Personal: Danielle Anne Thorne ... minoring in educational studies ... hopes to become a high school math teacher and volleyball coach ... Dean's List (Fa '09, '11, Sp '10) ... Math Club ... Student Ambassador ... born September 22, 1991 in Alexandria, Va. ... daughter of Reginald Thorne and Markell Thorne ... her mother was a setter at Brigham Young ... has a younger sibling, R.J.

Best SMCM Sports Moment(s): "The fifth set at Mary Washington my freshman year." ... "When we swept York during the regular season (2011)!"