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2011 All-ACC Academic Team
As a Junior (2011): Appeared in 39 games on the year making 18 starts ... Went 11-for-52 at the plate scoring six runs and driving in nine ... Tallied two doubles and two homeruns on the year for a .365 batting average ... Started the year off with a bang going 1-for-2 against UT Chattanooga (Feb. 11) blasting a three-run homer ... Notched homers in back-to-back appearances also tallying one against Fordham (Feb. 12) while drawing two walks ... Had a season high two hits against Kennesaw State (April 6).
As a Sophomore (2010): Played in 37 games for the Jackets while starting in 30...Had a .264 batting average on the year along with a .586 slugging percentage...Compiled an on-base percentage of .363...Solid play at third base led to a .948 fielding percentage on the season...Had a terrific outing against James Madison (March 6), going 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI...Went 2-for-3 against Boston College (April 17) with a home run...Versus Florida State (April 24), went 3-for-3 with three home runs and three RBI and was named ACC Player of the Week...Added a home run and a double to go 2-for-3 against NC State (May 2)...Helped the Jackets advance over Auburn in the NCAA Regional (May 22) with an RBI double in the second inning.
As A Freshman (2009): Appeared in 28 games, making four starts at third base and designated player ... Batted .222 with four doubles, a home run and 11 RBI in 27 at bats ... Compiled a .481 slugging percentage and a .313 on-base percentage ... Hit her first career home run as a pinch hitter vs. Texas Tech (Feb. 14) ... In a doubleheader against Western Carolina (March 17), hit a game-winning, three-run double in game one and was 1-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in the night cap ... In front of several dozen members of her hometown at Virginia (April 18), recorded a game-winning RBI double ... Tallied a three-run double against Virginia Tech in an ACC Semifinal game (May 9).
High School: Four year-letterwinner for coach John Smith ... Senior year accolades include Central Virginia Player of the Year, Jefferson District Player of the Year and second-team all-state ... A three-time all-region and all-district selection as well as Team Offensive MVP in 2007 and Newcomer of the Year in 2005 ... Also lettered in volleyball for three seasons and basketball for one ... Was a two-time all-district and one-time all-region volleyball pick as well as making the basketball all-district academic team ... Won the home run derby competition at the 2006 USSA World Series in Columbus, Ind. ... Member of the honor roll, Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Born Danielle Marie Dike on August 16, 1990, in Charlottesville, Va. ... Parents are Edward and Jeanne Dike ... Has a younger brother, Allen ... Father played football at James Madison University and went on to play in a semi-pro league ... A Science, Technology and Culture major.
Dike's Career Hitting Statistics
Single Game Highs:
Hits: 3, at Florida State, Apr 24, 2010; vs James Madison, Mar 06, 2010
Doubles: 1, 12 times
Triples: 1, Georgia, Apr 07, 2010
Home runs: 2, at Florida State, Apr 24, 2010; vs James Madison, Mar 06, 2010
Total bases: 9, at Florida State, Apr 24, 2010; vs James Madison, Mar 06, 2010
RBI: 6, vs James Madison, Mar 06, 2010
Runs scored: 3, at Florida State, Apr 24, 2010
Walks: 2, vs Fordham, Feb 12, 2011
Hit by pitch: 3, vs Florida State, May 16, 2010
Struck out: 3, vs Tennessee, Feb 24, 2012
At bats: 4, 6 times