Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Danielle Rodriguez
Danielle Rodriguez


Tucson, Ariz.

High School:


Second Base



2008: Used mostly as a pinch-runner, but has two hits in four at-bats on the season...

2007: Pinch ran in 11 games, scored four runs and stole one base in two attempts ... WCWS: Pinch ran in Games 1 and 2 of the Championship Series vs. Tennessee ... Scored game-winning run in UA's 1-0, 10-inning win in Game 2 to force Game 3. The body-twisting slide to capture the victory came on Rodriguez's 21st birthday ... Tucson Super Regional: Pinch ran and scored a run in UA's 8-0 victory over Mississippi State.

2006: First-year letterwinner ... Pinch ran in 20 games, scoring five runs ... WCWS: Pinch ran in four games and scored one run ... Tucson Super Regional: Pinch ran in one game ... Tucson Regional: 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 ... 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 physical 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 ... Born Danielle Renee Rodriguez on June 5, 1986, in Tucson, Ariz.