C-USA Champion & Record Holder Casey Clark Named Swim Team's 2013 MVP
547 student-athletes honored conference-wide.
Rice Ranks Third In C-USA
Owls To Compete At Coach Huston's Alma Mater
Start Time vs. Aggies Set For 1 PM
2011- 2012: Conference USA Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Scholar-Athlete as the junior with the highest grade point average; Rice University Honor Athlete; Won the C-USA individual championship in the mile with a career-best time of 16:37.80, the third-fastest mark in school history... Led a 1-2 finish in the C-USA mile with Erin Flanigan... Finished third in the C-USA's 500-free with a season-best 4:52.07, the second-fastest time by an Owl all year... Placed 12th in the league in the 200-free with a season-best 1:51.82... Scored a total of 41 points at conference, the ninth-highest total on the team... Best 1,000-free of her career was at the intermediate mark of the C-USA mile (10:07.68), the team's second-fastest mark of the year... Posted new career-bests in the 50-free (25.22) and 100-free (53.63) while competing at the Incarnate Word Holiday Invitational in San Antonio.
2010-2011: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Swam at the C-USA Championships and made the finals in two events to help the Owls win the league title... Finished third in the C-USA mile with a season-best 16:52.47... Best 1,000-free of the season was at the intermediate mark of the C-USA mile (10:14.94), the team's fourth-fastest time of the year... Placed fifth in the conference in the 500-free with a season-best 4:54.61, the second-fastest time on the team... Scored 30 points in two conference events... Showed her versatility by swimming the 100-butterfly in the dual meet against Florida International.
2009-2010: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Earned the swim program's Rookie of the Year Award as the top newcomer; Won the C-USA silver medal in the mile with a time of 16:47.56, the seventh-fastest mark in school history and the best by an Owl freshman in five years... Finished sixth in the conference in the 500-free after an eye-opening 4:50.00 in the morning prelims, the fifth-fastest time in school history and one of the three fastest ever swam by a Rice freshman... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 500-free... Set the Rice Aquatics Center facility record in the 500 with a time of 5:04.31... Scored for the team at the C-USA meet with a fifth place in the 200-freestyle after a 1:50.96, the second-fastest mark by an Owl all season long... Best 1,000-free was 10:08.60 from her championship mile at the C-USA meet.
A 2009 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, Calif.... Eight-time high school All-America for coach Dan Peck... Named Mt. Carmel's Swimmer of the Year as a senior... Helped the Sun Devils win back-to-back Valley League championships in 2008 and 2009... Won the California Interscholastic Federation championship in 500-freestyle in 2007... Career-best time in the 500 is 4:53.65... Swam a 1:51.56 in the 200-free and a 10:10.50 in the 1,000... Earned all-North County honors in 2007... Member of the National Honor Society... Union-Tribune Scholar-Athlete and AP Scholar with Honor... California Scholarship Federation.
Competed for the Pacific Swim Club under the direction of Dan Peck... USA Swimming Academic all-America.
Full name: Danielle Lorraine Spence. Born: July 26, 1991 in San Diego, Calif. Parents: Jim and Barbara Spence of San Diego (one sister). Older sister, Whitney, is a senior swimmer at Stanford. Rice College: Will Rice.
|50 Freestyle||25.22||2011 at Incarnate Word Invit.|
|100 Freestyle||53.63||2011 at Incarnate Word Invit.|
|200 Freestyle||1:50.96||2010 C-USA Championships|
|500 Freestyle||4:50.00||2010 C-USA Championships|
|1,000 Freestyle||10:07.68||2012 C-USA Championships|
|1,650 Freestyle||16:37.80||2012 C-USA Championships|
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