Huskers in the WNBA
Page's Honors at Nebraska
- Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (2008)
- Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2007, 2008)
- Nebraska Single-Season Blocked Shot Record (78, 2007-08)
- No. 2 on Nebraska's Career Blocked Shot List (207/129 Games)
- No. 12 on Nebraska's Career Rebounding List (636)
- Nebraska Single-Game Blocked Shot Record (9 vs. Baylor, Feb. 3, 2007)
- Nebraska NCAA Tournament Blocked Shot Record (5 vs. Temple, March 18, 2007; 5 vs. Xavier, March 23, 2008)
- Big 12 Player of the Week (Nov. 12, 2007)
- Nebraska Junior Single-Season Blocked Shot Record (60, 2006-07)
- No. 2 on Nebraska's Sophomore Blocked Shot List (38, 2005-06)
- No. 4 on Nebraska Freshman Block List (31, 2005)
- Two-Time Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 31, Feb. 14, 2005)
- Nebraska Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representative (2007-08)
- Nebraska HERO Leadership Award (2008)
- Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006)
- Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2004, 2006, 2007; Spring 2005)
- The Show - Colorado All-Star Game - MVP (2004)
- First-Team Class 4A All-State (2004, Rocky Mountain News)
- Colorado Springs Gazette Big School Player of the Year (2004)
- Honorable-Mention All-State (2002, 2003)
- First-Team All-Metro League (2003, 2004)
Danielle Page signed a professional training camp contract with the WNBA's Connecticut Sun in April of 2008. She competed in each of the Sun's three preseason games, averaging more than 18 minutes per game.
Page averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest, while shooting 52.9 percent (9-17) from the field. She also hit 1-of-3 three-point attempts, while dishing out one assist and snagging two steals. Page also played the entire preseason without committing a turnover.
Page was released by the Sun in June of 2009, after playing professionally for PTK Pabianice in Poland in 2008-09.
Page suffered a knee injury while playing in Israel (Jerusalem) in 2009-10, but returned to professional basketball for ZTE NKK in Hungary in 2010-11.
She produced her best professional season in 2011-12 with Challes in the French League, where she averaged 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.7 blocks in 29 games for a 19-10 club. She enters her fifth professional season in Europe with Lyon in the French League in 2012-13.
One of the top shot-blockers in Nebraska history, Page produced her finest all-around season in her first year as a starter for the Huskers in 2007-08. Page, who was Nebraska's top player off the bench during her first three years in Lincoln, averaged career bests with 12.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game to earn honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors. She ranked as one of the top 20 scorers in the Big 12 throughout the season.
She scored 20 or more points on five occasions as a senior, including a career-high 27 points in a Husker win over Ole Miss on Nov. 11. She added 25 points in Nebraska's win over No. 21 Texas A&M. The Aggies went on to win the Big 12 Tournament title and advance to the NCAA Elite Eight. She pitched in 21 points in a Husker win over USC on Dec. 8, before going for 20 points and nine rebounds against No. 18 Kansas State on Jan. 30. She added her second double-double of the season with 20 points and 12 rebounds in NU's win over Missouri on Feb. 21.
Not only did Page's offensive and rebounding numbers improve dramatically as a starter, she continued to provide one of the most intimidating shot-blocking presences in the Big 12. She shattered the Nebraska single-season block record with 78 rejections as a senior to increase her career total to 207, which ranks No. 2 all-time at NU and among the top 10 marks in Big 12 history. She also posted a personal career best with 28 steals on the year.
Page's performances throughout her senior season came against one of the best schedules in school history for the Huskers. Nebraska finished with one of the nation's top 25 Strength of Schedules, while advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for just the third time in school history. Overall, Nebraska played 12 games against teams that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament or beyond.
In the Huskers' 61-58 win over Xavier in the opening round of the tournament in College Park, Md., Page tied her own Nebraska NCAA Tournament record with five blocks against a Musketeer squad that featured 6-6 Ta'Shia Phillips and 6-5 Amber Harris. Page added two more blocks in limited minutes in a loss at top-seeded Maryland to close her three-game NCAA Tournament career with a school-record 12 rejections in NCAA play.
Page opened her senior season with an impressive 19-point, nine-rebound effort in a win over a UTEP squad that won the Conference USA regular-season title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. After erupting for 27 points and eight boards against an Ole Miss squad that was coming off a 2007 NCAA Elite Eight appearance, Page posted her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 boards in a win over 2008 postseason qualifier Florida.
She just missed another double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds against a Marist squad that advanced to the second round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. She scored 16 points and grabbed eight boards in a loss at Big Ten co-champion Ohio State on Dec. 22, while shouldering Nebraska's load inside because of the absence of two-time All-Big 12 forward Kelsey Griffin to injury.
Page produced 12 points and six boards going head-to-head with Oklahoma All-American Courtney Paris, before pouring in 25 points in a 13-point Nebraska win over 2008 NCAA Elite Eight qualifier and Big 12 Tournament champion Texas A&M. She added 20 points, nine boards and four blocks against Big 12 regular-season champion Kansas State, which went on to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. She then pumpted in 18 points with seven rebounds against an Oklahoma State squad that went on to the NCAA Sweet 16.
She also produced double figures in a pair of wins over Iowa State, including 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field, to lead Nebraska to its first win over the Cyclones in Ames in a decade. She added 11 points and five rebounds in a low-scoring Senior Night affair on March 5.
Overall, she produced double figures in scoring 21 times as a senior, while adding double-figure rebounds on four occasions. She posted a career-high 13 rebounds in a win at Cal State Bakersfield when she also notched a season-high seven blocked shots. She added 12 rebounds to go along with 20 points in a win over Missouri on Feb. 21, before pulling down 10 rebounds in NU's NCAA Tournament win over Xavier.
Along with providing the Huskers with production and leadership on the court as a senior, Page also developed into a leader in the classroom and the community during her career at Nebraska. A two-time first-team academic All-Big 12 selection, Page also represented the women's basketball team on Nebraska's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2007-08.
Although not expected to play until the start of the Big 12 Conference season after suffering an ACL tear in late-June, Page produced her best season at Nebraska from start to finish. The 6-2 forward from Monument, Colo., averaged career bests with 7.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.
Page was even better in Big 12 play, averaging 7.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per contest. She ranked second in the league in blocks in Big 12 games-only, trailing only Oklahoma All-American Courtney Paris.
One of the Big 12's best and most underrated defenders, Page accounted for at least 200 defensive stops herself on the season, with 124 defensive rebounds, 16 steals and a Nebraska junior single-season record 60 blocked shots. She closed the year ranked No. 2 on NU's all-time block list with 129 in her career, trailing only Janet Smith's 238 blocks from 1979 to 1982.
Already one of the most dominant shot-blockers in school history, Page took her rejections to another level during Nebraska's final 11 games of 2006-07. She notched at least one block in all 11 games, with two or more in nine of those contests. In all, she posted 34 blocks during that stretch, including a school-record nine blocks in a 76-67 victory over No. 13 Baylor in a Fox Sports Net national telecast at the Devaney Center on Feb. 3. Page's defensive wizardry included seven blocks in 13 first-half minutes alone, helping the Huskers silence first-team All-Big 12 forward Bernice Mosby. Page was the key in holding Mosby to 1-of-13 shooting on the day.
Page capped the 11-game shot-blocking run with a Nebraska NCAA Tournament record five blocked shots in the first round against Temple in Raleigh, N.C., on March 18, when she added eight points and a game-high eight rebounds off the bench.
Along with her increased dominance on defense down the stretch, Page continued to escalate her offensive game throughout the season. She scored in double figures on seven occasions, including a career-high 17 points to go along with five rebounds in just 16 minutes in NU's home win over Kansas on Jan. 27. Page knocked down 8-of-11 shots from the field and added an assist against the Jayhawks.
She just missed a career-high performance in Nebraska's second-round setback to Iowa State in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 7. Page poured in 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds against the Cyclones, including a pair of free throws with 9.7 seconds left to give NU a 70-67 lead.
Page had 14 points and eight rebounds against Texas Tech on Feb. 14, while adding 12 points, six boards and three blocks at Iowa State on Feb. 20. She managed the second double-double of her career with 11 points and 10 boards in a win over No. 25 Kansas State in Lincoln on Jan. 17.
She produced one of the best games of her career with 15 points and seven rebounds in just 18 minutes off the bench in Nebraska's State Farm Classic championship game victory over the hosts from Florida on Dec. 29. She notched her first double-figure scoring effort of the season with 10 points and seven boards in 18 minutes against Nicholls State on Dec. 21.
Page finished the season as NU's leading shot-blocker, No. 2 rebounder and fourth-leading scorer while ranking seventh on the team in minutes played at 17.6. She averaged 19.5 minutes per game during Big 12 Conference action, while playing 23 minutes against Iowa State in the Big 12 Tournament and 24 minutes in the NCAA Tournament.
Along with her increased scoring, rebounding and blocked shot production as a junior, Page distributed a career-high 26 assists and committed just 37 turnovers on the year. Through the first two years of her NU career, Page had dished out just 17 assists and committed 66 turnovers.
Page suffered a setback before her sophomore season when she was diagnosed with an ailment that affects her breathing. She was limited in practice, and her production suffered. She averaged just 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in the first five games.
During NU's eight-game winning streak from Dec. 7 to Jan. 7, Page increased her contributions to average 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game to help the Huskers run off eight straight wins.
During the stretch, Page produced her best game of the season, which came with 14 points and six rebounds in just 16 minutes in the Huskers' victory at Northwestern on Dec. 10.
She added 12 points and five rebounds to go along with a season-high three steals and two blocked shots in just 17 minutes of action in a win over Grambling State on Dec. 29.
She also had a season-high 10 rebounds in 23 minutes of action in a win over Texas State on Dec. 20.
Page produced her only double-figure scoring effort of the Big 12 season in the Huskers' first league game, when she scored 10 points in just 14 minutes at Colorado on Jan. 4. Page helped the Huskers pick up a win against the Buffaloes in her home state for the first time in 30 years.
Page helped the Huskers post their first three-game sweep of the Buffaloes in school history by adding eight points, seven rebounds and a season-high four blocked shots in 22 minutes of action in Nebraska's opening-round win at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships in Dallas, Texas, on March 7.
She was also a major contributor to Nebraska's 7-3 mark to close the season, finishing the year by averaging 4.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and a team-leading 1.2 blocks per game on the year.
That stretch included her seven-point, seven-rebound effort in Nebraska's win at Kansas on Feb. 15, when she played a season-high 25 minutes.
She added nine points and three rebounds in the Huskers' opening-round WNIT victory over Drake on March 16.
One of the best natural shot-blockers in school history, Page led Nebraska with 38 blocks in 2005-06, the second-best single-season total by a sophomore in the Husker record book. Her 38 blocks also ranked as the ninth-best overall total by a Husker.
She became just the second player in school history to record back-to-back 30-block seasons as a freshman and sophomore, joining Nebraska career leader Janet Smith.
Page enjoyed a solid freshman campaign, especially during the middle portion of the Big 12 season. She finished her rookie year averaging 6.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, while leading the Huskers with 31 blocked shots.
Page was one of Nebraska’s leaders in conference play, ranking fourth on the team in scoring and rebounding with 8.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in league action. Page produced all six of her double-figure scoring efforts on the year in Big 12 play. She also led the Huskers with 21 of her team-high 31 blocked shots coming in Big 12 regular-season games. She added 17 steals in league action to rank fourth on the team in that category.
A two-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week, Page claimed her first Big 12 weekly honor on Jan. 31, after posting the first double-double of her career with 12 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Huskers’ 59-48 win over Kansas on Jan. 29.
Page followed up her award-winning effort against the Jayhawks by producing the best week of her young career in wins over Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. In NU’s win over Oklahoma on Feb. 6, Page established her career scoring high for the fifth consecutive game by erupting for 15 points against the Sooners. She added four blocked shots to go along with six rebounds and two steals off the bench.
Page was one of the catalysts during Nebraska’s decisive 23-6 run over the final 12 minutes against Oklahoma. She scored nine points, grabbed three rebounds, blocked three shots and recorded two steals down the stretch for the Huskers.
Page’s effort against OU followed a 12-point, five-rebound performance in the Huskers’ win at Oklahoma State on Feb. 1. She tied her then-career-high scoring effort against OSU, while setting a career high with four assists against the Cowgirls.
She added her second Big 12 Rookie-of-the-Week award on Feb. 14, after leading the Huskers with 13 points in the loss at No. 17 Texas on Feb. 9, before she scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and produced a season-high five blocked shots in NU’s 88-59 rout of No. 14 Iowa State on Feb. 12.
Page produced an 11-point, five-rebound effort in the Huskers’ win at Texas A&M on Feb. 16. She scored seven points in the final 4:24 to help NU turn a three-point lead with 5:49 to play into a 14-point victory.
Page battled a viral infection in Nebraska’s final four games of the regular season, and averaged just 5.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game with no blocks in NU's final four regular-season games.
Page’s 31 blocks in 2004-05 ranked fourth on Nebraska’s freshman single-season block chart.
In NU’s win over No. 2 Baylor on Jan. 12, Page played a career-high 39 minutes off the bench and scored six points, grabbed four rebounds and snagged two steals.
Page’s turnaround at the free throw line was remarkable during the second half of the season. Through NU’s first 13 games, Page was hitting just 50 percent (9-18) at the free throw line, but over NU’s final 19 contests, she hit 44-of-54 free throws (81.5 percent) to finish the year at a solid 73.6 percent. She hit her final eight free throws over NU’s final four games in 2004-05.
Page was the first player in Nebraska's six-player recruiting class to commit to the Huskers in 2003. She was a first-team Class 4A selection by the Rocky Mountain News and the Colorado Springs Gazette's Athlete of the Year for girls basketball in 2004.
A two-time All-Metro League selection, Page helped Lewis-Palmer High School to an 18-6 record and a share of the 4A Metro championship as a senior. She averaged 22.0 points, 12.7 rebounds, 4.5 blocks, 4.3 steals and 2.8 assists per game for Coach Doug Cox. She shot 53 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line.
After her senior season, Page was chosen to play in The Show, featuring the top 25 seniors in the state of Colorado, at the Pepsi Center in Denver on April 10. Page earned MVP honors in the game by scoring 17 points to lead the White team to victory.
As a junior, Page averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game for Lewis-Palmer while earning first-team All-Metro League honors, second-team all-area accolades and honorable-mention all-state recognition. She helped Lewis-Palmer to the second round of the state tournament.
Page helped Lewis-Palmer to the quarterfinals of the state tournament as a sophomore, claiming honorable-mention all-state honors in her first season on varsity. A standout in the classroom, Page also claimed academic all-state honors.
The daughter of Fred and Lynn Page, Danielle was born Nov. 14, 1986, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She has three brothers, Britain, Cliff and Brady.
Danielle earned her bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Nebraska in May of 2008. A three-time academic All-Big 12 selection, Page was a four-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
Page chose Nebraska over Colorado State, San Diego, Boise State, Denver and Santa Clara.
Page's Career Statistics
Year G-GS FG-FGA Pct. 3P-3PA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. TRB-Avg. PF-D A TO Blk ST Pts-Avg. Career 129-33 358-833 .430 7-22 .318 223-326 .684 636-4.9 236-3 88 184 207 93 946-7.3