Danielle Gibson - Softball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#41 Danielle Gibson

INF | R-Sr. | 6-0 | L/R | Murrieta, Calif. | Murrietta Valley HS / Arizona State

Career Highlights

NFCA First Team All-American (2022)

NFCA First Team All-South Region (2022)

USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 10 Finalist (2022)

Honda Sport Award for Softball Finalist (2022)

All-SEC First Team (2022)

All-SEC Defensive Team (2022)

SEC All-Tournament Team (2022)

SEC Community Service Team (2022)

SEC Player of the Week (2019, 2020, 2022)

CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-America (2022)

NFCA Second Team All-American (2021)

NFCA First Team All-South Region (2021)

SEC Academic Honor Roll (2021)

All-SEC Second Team (2021)

All-SEC Defensive Team (2021)

SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2020)

NFCA Third Team All-South Region (2019)

USA Softball Player of the Week (2019)

NFCA Second Team All-West Region (2018, *at Arizona State)

NFCA Freshman of the Year Finalist (2018, *at Arizona State)

Pac-12 All-Conference First Team (2018, *at Arizona State)

Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2018, *at Arizona State)

2022 | Redshirt Senior
NFCA First Team All-American … NFCA First Team All-South Region … USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 10 Finalist … First Team All-SEC … SEC All-Defensive Team … Hit .445 (81-for-182) logging a .495 on base percentage and .852 slugging percentage … Posted 81 hits, 14 doubles, 20 home runs, 70 RBIs, 16 walks and 54 runs scored … Led the team in hits, batting average, slugging percentage, doubles, RBIs, total bases and ranked second in home runs … Led the SEC in batting average … Became Arkansas’ all-time RBI leader against Ole Miss (April 3)

2021 | Redshirt Junior
NFCA Second Team All-American … NFCA All-Region First Team … All-SEC Second Team … SEC All-Defensive Team … SEC Player of the Week … Played and started 50 games at first base … Hit .355 (61-for-172) posting a .408 on base percentage and .721 slugging percentage … Totaled 61 hits, 16 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs, 51 RBIs, 14 walks and 32 runs scored … Led the team in hits and doubles and ranked second in batting average, home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage … 15 home runs is tied for fourth most in a single-season in program history … 0.60 walks per game ranked 17th in the SEC … During SEC-only games hit a team-high .315 (23-for-73), while also leading the squad with 23 hits and seven doubles … Registered first career two double game while going 3-for-5 with an RBI in the season opener against Oklahoma State (Feb. 11) … Began the season on a nine-game hit streak … Hit her first home run of the year and scored two runs against Baylor (Feb. 21) … Reached base in all four plate appearances against UTA (Feb. 22, Game 1) going 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs scored and two RBIs … Singled three times in a 3-for-3 game against North Dakota State (Feb. 25, Game 1) … Produced her fourth three hit game in the season’s first month against Texas Tech (Feb. 28), going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a home run … Was 2-for-4 against Drake (March 4, Game 2) and hit a walk-off grand slam … Posted huge numbers in the two-game series against Northwestern State (March 5-6), recording five hits, four home runs, a double and nine RBIs against the Demons … Hit her second grand slam of the year against the Demons as part of a five RBI performance (March 6) … Set a career-high in hits by going 5-for-5 with a walk, reaching in all six plate appearances, and doubling twice at South Carolina (March 13) … Doubled in four straight games against Ole Miss (March 19-21) and Kansas City (March 23) … Tied her season-high of five RBIs and went 2-for-4 with a home run at Georgia (April 16) … Went 2-for-3 driving in three RBIs with a double and a home run against Missouri (April 24) … Hit .250 (3-for-12) in the NCAA Tournament with three walks.

2020 | Junior
Started all 25 games at first base… Hit .295 with 23 hits, four doubles, one home run, 14 RBIs and seven walks… Registered a seven-game hitting streak and totaled four multi-hit games… Slammed go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning when Arkansas was down to its final two outs in a 5-4 come-from-behind win at New Mexico State (Feb. 8)… Singled four times to tie her career single-game high and drove home the game-winning run in the seventh inning at No. 9 Alabama (March 6)… Collected three two RBI games against New Mexico State (Feb. 8), Furman (Feb. 15) and Villanova (Feb. 29)… Tied season-high scoring two runs against UIC (Feb. 15), South Dakota State (Feb. 21) and Villanova (Feb. 29).

2019 | Sophomore
NFCA All-South Region Third Team… Made history when she tied the SEC record with four home runs in a game and became just the second softball player to hit for the home run cycle (solo, two-run, three-run and grand slam homer) and the first to do it in four innings… Tied with four others for the most homers in a single game in NCAA history… 16 total bases and 10 RBIs vs. SIUE are both tied for the second-most in NCAA history… 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 at first and second base.

At Arizona State
Played 59 games with 58 starts with Arizona State… 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… Registered 16 multi-hit games, and recorded multiple home runs in two games…  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 being named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team… Named to the NFCA Second Team All-West Region Team… Was one of 25 candidates for the Schutt Sports / NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year.

Prior To ASU
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
Daughter of Todd and Ruth Gibson… Has two younger sisters, Allison and Katie… Majoring in Psychology.