#41 Danielle Gibson

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

2019 | Sophomore

NFCA All-South Region Third Team … Made history when she tied the SEC record for home runs in a game (four), becoming just the second softball player to hit for the home run cycle and the first to do it in four innings … Only the third player in the SEC to ever record 10 RBI in a game … Was named SEC Co-Player of the Week and USA Softball Co-Player of the Week for her performance …  Led the Razorbacks with a .640 slugging percentage (6th highest single-season record), 12 home runs and 110 total bases … Finished third on the team in batting average (.349) and on base percentage (.397) … Registered 60 hits with 33 runs scored, 45 RBI and 12 doubles … Hit the game-winning home run in the series opener against Kentucky (March 29) … Recorded eight multiple-RBI games, including a 2-for-4 performance that led to five RBI in game one at Ole Miss … Spent the final 30 games of the season in the designated player role, but recorded 16 starts in the field as first and second base.

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.