Junior guard Danielle Blagg selected to preseason All-Conference USA team
Senior Grayson claims third-team all-state recognition, sophomore Blagg named honorable-mention
Student-athletes maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better
Green Wave conclude 2012-13 season with a 24-9 record; Blagg leads the team with 11 points
Photos from the Green Wave's win over the Cougars in the 2011-12 regular-season finale
Career Notes: Two-year letterwinner has played in 66 games with 33 starts for her career...enters junior season averaging 9.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocks per game...in Tulane career history, ranks 10th in 3-point baskets (118), 11th in 3-point attempts (365), 3-point percentage (.323) and blocks per game (0.5), and 19th in blocked shots (34)...in single-season history, sits fifth and sixth in 3-point attempts (183 in 2012-13 and 182 in 2011-12), sixth and 12th in 3-point baskets (64 in 2012-13 and 54 in 2011-12), tied for seventh in games played (34 in 2011-12) and 17th in 3-point percentage (.350 in 2012-13).
2012-13: Saw action in 32 games with 15 starts as a sophomore...named second-team All-Conference USA and honorable-mention All-Louisiana after leading the team in 3-point baskets (64) and 3-point percentage (.350) while sitting second in points scored (314) and field goals made (111), third in points per game (9.8) and rebounds (125), tied for third in blocked shots (17), fourth in rebounds per game (3.9) and minutes per game (22.9), and fifth in assists (30), steals (26) and minutes played (733)...ranked third in C-USA in 3-point percentage, fourth in 3-pointers per game (2.0) and 25th in points per game...ranked 6th nationally in 3-point percentage and 119th in 3-pointers per outing...named C-USA Player of the Week on March 3 after averaging 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per outing during Tulane's road win at SMU (2/28) and home victory over Southern Miss (3/3)...posted double-digit scoring totals on 15 occasions and a pair of 20-point outings, including a career-high 26 points after draining 8-of-13 3-pointers and both free throw tries at Marshall on (1/13)...pulled down five or more rebounds six times, including a career-high tying nine vs Memphis (1/20) and vs East Carolina (1/27)...tallied nine multiple-assist contests, including a season-high three vs Auburn (11/28)...had a season-best two steals on nine occasions: vs Loyola (1/7), at Marshall (1/13), at Rice (1/17), at UCF (1/31), at Houston (2/2), at Tulsa (2/10 and 3/14), vs Tulsa (2/24), at SMU and at Auburn (3/27)...recorded a pair of multiple-block ballgames, including a career-high four swats vs Loyola...off the court, named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2011-12: Played in all 34 games with 18 starts as a true freshman...named Conference USA Freshman of the Year and honorable-mention All-Louisiana while claiming a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman Team after leading the team 3-point baskets (54) while ranking third in points (286), points per game (8.4), field goals made (97), 3-point percentage (.297), steals (32) and blocked shots (17), fourth in minutes played (763) and minutes per game (22.4), and fifth in rebounds (116), rebounds per game (3.4)...finished fifth in C-USA in 3-pointers per game (1.6), 15th in 3-point percentage and 28th in points per game...ranked 250th nationally in 3-pointers per game...set a school record by claiming C-USA Freshman of the Week recognition on four occasions: earning the honor on Nov. 21 after averaging 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 0.5 steals, on Jan. 3 after averaging 8.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, on Jan. 9 after averaging 13.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game, and on Jan. 23 after averaging 7.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per outing...claimed a spot on the C-USA Women's Basketball Championship All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocks per game during Tulane's march to the title game...scored in double figures 14 times, including a career-high 22 on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and a 3-for-3 showing from beyond the 3-point arc vs LSU (11/19)...had five or more rebounds 12 times, including a season-best nine vs Houston (3/1)...posted four multiple-block contests and eight multiple-steal outings, including a career-best three swats and seven thefts vs Purdue in day two of the Cancun Challenge (11/24)...recorded nine multiple-assist ballgames, including a career-best four vs Houston (3/1)...off the court, named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Smithson Valley High for coach Angie Hermesmeyer...named a three-star recruit, earned a 90 scout rating and ranked the No. 39 forward in the nation by ESPN.com while claiming the No. 4 spot on ShesBallin.com's San Antonio Top 25...earned All-District 26-5A and All-Comal County honors in each of her first three prep seasons and claimed District 27-4A MVP recognition as a senior...in her final prep season, claimed all-state recognition from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and Texas Girls Coaches Association, earned TABC All-Region honors, and was named to the San Antonio Super Team and New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Co-Player of the Year after averaging 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals per game...selected to play in the TABC and TGCA All--Star games and was a U.S. Army National Scholar-Athlete Award winner in 2011...helped guide the Rangers to a 29-5 overall record and a 12-0 district mark to give SVHS its first league title since 1986...as a junior, averaged 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals per game...tabbed District 26-5A Newcomer of the Year as a freshman...also played for the South Texas Hoyas AAU team and participated in the prestigious Deep South Classic in North Carolina...off the court, earned Academic All-District honors all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Born Danielle Sanford Blagg on May 28, 1992, in San Antonio, Texas...daughter of Bill and Nancy Blagg...has two sisters, Megan and Erin...grandfather, Jack Sanford, pitched 12 Major League seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, California Angels and Kansas City Athletics, earning National League Rookie of the Year and All-Star honors in 1957...mother, Nancy, ran track and cross country at Purdue, and father, Bill, played collegiate baseball at St. Mary's...majoring in business marketing.
Blagg's Career Statistics
Points: 26 at Marshall (1/13/13)
Field Goals: 8 at Marshall (1/13/13)
3-Pointers: 8 at Marshall (1/13/13)
Free Throws: 5 vs UTEP (2/12/12); 5 vs LSU (11/19/11)
Rebounds: 9 on 3 Occasions; last vs East Carolina (1/27/13)
Assists: 4 vs. Houston (3/1/12)
Steals: 7 vs. Purdue (11/24/11)
Blocks: 4 vs Loyola (1/7/13)
Minutes: 40 vs. LSU (11/19/11)
Double-Figure Scoring: 29
Double-Figure Rebounds: 0