12 Danielle Bauer
12 Danielle Bauer
Birth Date: 05/25/1981
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
High School: Foothill HS
Position: Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker
2001 First Team All-Big West
2000 First Team All-Big West

Danielle Bauer repeated as a First Team All-Big West honoree as a junior...Ranked fourth in the conference with 4.37 kills per game, while 16 double-double performances were second-most among all Big West players...Registered double-digit kills in 27 of UCSB's 31 matches, and was the top Gaucho attacker on 23 occasions...Season-high 25 kills in heartbreaking NCAA Tournament loss to San Diego...That equals the third-highest total by a Gaucho in NCAA tourney history...Dominated games one and two against the Torreros, with a combined 16 put-aways and five blocks...Notched 24 kills in comeback victory at Utah State...In near-upset at second-ranked Long Beach State she amassed 23 kills with only one error on 49 swing for a stellar .449 hitting percentage...Season-high 21 digs the following night in a three-game sweep at UC Irvine...Registered double-digit digs 16 times, including a string of six straight matches in the early season...Other 23-kill performance came at Cal State Northridge...Opened the 2001 campaign with 21 put-aways vs. No. 4 Wisconsin...Also UCSB's top blocker and server with 0.99 "roofs" and 0.33 aces per game, respectively...Three block solos in a home win over CSUN established a new career high, as did four aces against Wisconsin...Named to the all-tournament teams at both Santa Clara and Arizona...A Big West All-Academic Team member and Golden Eagle Award recipient.

Selected First Team All-Big West after her sophomore season...Finished the season third in the Big West and tops among all Gauchos with 4.43 kills per game...She also averaged 2.78 digs and 0.72 blocks per game...Her 339 digs were third on the team while her 88 total blocks (16 solo) were second...Bauer's 540 kills were the second most in the conference, and tied her for fifth on the UCSB single season chart...Finished with a team best .285 hitting percentage...Her 4.86 kills per game in conference play was tops in the conference...Was named the Big West Player of the Week on September 4...She set a career-high with 33 kills at Long Beach State on Oct. 21...Bauer notched double digits in kills 30 times, including all four NCAA Tournament matches....She collected double-digit digs 17 times...Also finished the season with 15 double-doubles, including seven over UCSB's final nine matches...Bauer's other 30-plus kill performance came at Cal Poly when she put-away 32 kills against the Mustangs on Nov. 17...Her 23 digs vs. Minnesota in the NCAA Sweet 16 were a career best...Collected 20 or more kills nine times as a sophomore and 15 or more 17 times.

Played in 42 games over 24 matches her freshman season...Finished the season with 43 kills and 20 errors on 98 total swings, for a hitting percentage of .235...Also had six aces, 22 digs and 13 block assists...Averaged 1.02 kills, 0.52 digs and 0.31 blocks per game as a frosh...Had season-highs of 11 kills, 16 total attacks and six digs at North Texas...Hit .562 in the match against the Lady Eagles...Was perfect against UC Irvine at the Thunderdome, collecting four kills on four attacks in two games...Had a career-best two aces vs. Colgate.

High School
Danielle Bauer came to UCSB from Foothill High School in Santa Ana, CA...She played for Rich Polk as a prepster...As a junior and senior she led Foothill to back-to-back Century League Championships...A Volleyball Magazine "Fab-50" selection in 1998, Bauer was named the Century League MVP in 1998 and MVP of the Orange County All-Star game...Led Orange County Volleyball Club to the 1998 Davis Festival Championship and a 1999 third place finish...Also participated in track and softball as a prepster.

Danielle Bauer was born on May 25, 1981 in Santa Ana, CA...Majoring in law and society and would like to become a lawyer...Favorite movie is Gone With the Wind...Is a fan of the Anaheim Angels...Favorite athlete is Michelle Granger...Daughter of Camille and Randy Bauer.

Career Highs

Kills:33 at Long Beach State (10-21-00)
Digs:23 vs. Minnesota-NCAA (12-7-00)
Aces:4 vs. Wisconsin (9-1-01)
BA:11 vs. Stanford (12-1-00)
BS:3 vs. Cal State Northridge (11-17-01)

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