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Danielle Rodriguez bio
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 26, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona ?- 2006: First-year letterwinner ... Pinch ran in 20 games, scoring five runs ... Women’s College World Series (June 1-6): Pinch ran in four games and scored one run ... Tucson Super Regional (5/26-27) Pinch ran in one game ... Tucson Regional (5/18-20) Pinch ran in two of UA’s three games ... Scored the game-winning run in Arizona’s 2-1, nine-inning win over Baylor on March 12 ... Struck out in five of her six career plate appearances, was hit by a pitch in the sixth ... Started one game as the designated player in UA’s April 14 loss at Arizona State ... Came into replace Chelsie Mesa at second base in UA’s 10-1 victory at Washington on April 30.


High School: Tucson High School, 2004 ... Named to Arizona Daily Star’s Top 10 sophomores in Southern Arizona in 2002 ... Received Coaches Award junior year of high school ... Named Tucson High’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2003 ... Named NFSPA all-world player in 2001.


Personal: Academic major is pre-education ... Wants to become a teacher because “I really love kids and it’s a great feeling when you can help them out and be a role model” ... Red and Blue Scholarship Award winner ... Honor student in high school and middle school ... Lists shopping, watching movies and spending time with family and friends as favorite activities ... Daughter of Mark and Mary Rodriguez ... Both parents also attended Tucson High ... Has one brother, Mark, who attends UA, and a sister Alexis (15) ... Born Danielle Renee Rodriguez on June 5, 1986, in Tucson, Ariz.