#41 Danielle Gibson

INF | Sophomore | 6-0 | R/R | Murrieta, Calif. | Arizona State

Prior To Arkansas
Played 59 games with 58 starts with Arizona State … She registered 57 hits with 27 runs scored, 12 home runs, 39 RBI and 12 doubles … Led the team in home runs (12), doubles (12), extra-base hits (24), slugging percentage (.633), while her on-base percentage (.417) and RBI (39) ranked second and her batting average ranked (.343) ranked third … She had 16 multi-hit games, and recorded multiple home runs in two games last season …  Recording 14 hits through the first month of the season, including recording hits in 19-of-21 games from Feb. 23-March 31, going 29-for-60 and boosting her average to .432 during that time … Was one of three freshmen to be named to the All-PAC-12 First Team in 2018, in addition to be named to the All-PAC-12 Freshman team … Was one of 25 candidates for the Schutt Sports / NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year.

Prior To ASU
Gibson, an infielder from Murrietta, Calif., and Murrieta Valley High School … She ended her senior season as the league-leader in batting average, on base percentage, RBI and home runs … She also earned All-Southwest MVP honors, in just her second season back following an injury that cut short her sophomore season.

Personal
Danielle, the daughter of Todd and Ruth Gibson, has two younger sisters, Allison and Katie … Gibson came to Arkansas after a year at Arizona State … She chose ASU our of high school over Alabama, UCLA and Oklahoma.