Was second on the team with a .453 on base percentage, hitting .264 with three home runs, 19 runs batted in and 26 walks ... did not commit an error in 184 chances ... missed the last seven games of the season with a concussion after getting hit by a pitch in the neck at Oregon on May 12 ... posted two singles, including an RBI hit on May 7 against Arizona ... produced a single on April 21 against Washington, a double on April 22 and a single with a walk on April 23 ... posted a single, a run and a walk on April 15 at Arizona State and singled on April 16 ... went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single against Stanford on April 9 and walked three times while scoring a run on April 8 ... had a two-run double and walked on April 2 against Oregon State ... walked twice on April 1 and 3 versus OSU ... hit her first two grand slams in back-to-back contests against Ohio on March 24 and in the first game of a doubleheader versus UC Santa Barbara on March 29 ... singled and walked versus Saint Mary's (March 13) and Sacramento State (March 11) ... drove in a pair on a single against Cal Poly on March 5 and posted two singles earlier that day versus San Diego State ... walked twice against Baylor and singled versus BYU on March 4 ... hit a three-run homer and had a walk and a hit by pitch in the season opener against Utah State (Feb. 11) ... walked twice, including once with the bases-loaded against North Dakota State (Feb. 11) ... drew two free passes, singled and scored a run in the second game with NDSU (Feb. 12).
Was named to the All-Pac-10 honorable mention team after finishing fourth on the squad with a .336 batting average to go along with nine home runs and 26 runs batted in ... was second on the club in on base percentage (.471) and walks (29) and first with four sacrifice flies ... hit .370 (10-for-27) in the postseason with three homers, six RBI, eight walks and nine runs ... went 3-for-12 (.250) at the Women's College World Series with four runs scored and a team-best seven walks ... had a double and two walks in the first game of the WCWS Finals against Arizona (June 7) and a single, a run and two walks in game two (June 8) ... walked twice and scored a run in the WCWS opener versus Florida (June 3), had a single, a walk and a run against Hawai'i (June 4) and was hit and scored a run against Georgia (June 6) ... crossed home plate in eight of the 10 postseason contests, including six in a row from May 23-June 6 ... posted a pair of two-hit games in the Super Regionals against Louisiana-Lafayette (May 29-30), belting a solo homer in game one and driving in two on a pair of RBI singles in game two ... went 3-for-4 with three RBI on a solo homer and a two-run shot in the postseason opener versus Saint Mary's on May 21 ... had 10 multiple-hit contests and six multi-RBI games ... went 2-for-4 with a solo bomb and an RBI single at Arizona on May 13 ... tallied two hits and a solo home run on May 7 versus California ... recorded an eight-game hitting streak from April 11-30, batting .579 (11-for-19) with a homer, four RBI, six runs scored and three doubles ... drove in three on a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly at Stanford on April 24 ... reached base five times on a single, double and three walks at Oregon State (April 18), also scoring and driving in a run ... added two-hit affairs against Stanford (April 23) and Oregon (April 30) ... launched homers in back-to-back games on April 3 at Washington (two-run) and on April 9 against Arizona State (solo) ... had three game-winning RBI, all coming in the fifth inning or later ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in the sixth in a victory at Washington on April 1 ... notched a pair of RBI singles against Fresno State on March 5, including the go-ahead score in the fifth ... had a go-ahead RBI groundout in the fifth inning against Colorado State on Feb. 26 ... hit a solo homer against UC Davis on Feb. 20 ... scored multiple runs in a game three times and had 2+ walks in a contest on seven occasions ... ranked 10th among Pac-10 players in on base percentage and tied for second in sacrifice flies.
Played in 52 games as a freshman, making 50 starts ... started 44 games at designated player and six at catcher ... hit .206 with four home runs and 19 runs batted in ... was second on the team with 23 walks ... named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention team ... had four multiple-hit contests ... went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in and a home run at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 25 ... also had two-hit games against Indiana (Feb. 7), Maryland (Feb. 22) and Stanford (March 27) ... recorded six multi-RBI games ... hit her first collegiate home run, a three-run shot, against North Carolina State on Feb. 21 ... belted another three-run bomb to cap a run-rule victory over Washington on April 11 ... drove in the go-ahead runs on a single at San Diego State (Feb. 28) ... also had two-RBI efforts at Oregon (April 18) and Arizona (April 24), knocking in the go-ahead runs against the Wildcats ... homered in Super Regional Game 1 against Missouri (May 23) ... tripled against UC Santa Barbara on March 24 ... walked twice against Massachusetts (Feb. 21) and San Diego (March 1).
TESORO HIGH SCHOOL
Yudin was a four-time All-CIF honoree at Tesoro High School in Las Flores, Calif. ... was also a four-time All-South Coast League, All-County and All-State selection ... named a team captain and was a two-time offensive and defensive player of the year ... hit .449 during her senior year with a .530 on base percentage and a .681 slugging percentage, making three postseason All-Star games ... called every pitch for the Titans behind the plate for four years and helped them to league titles in 2005 and 2006 ... was class valedictorian ... was a nominee for the Wendy's High School Heisman Top Scholar Athlete Award in 2007 ... coached by Warren Nagano ... played club with the Corona Angels and helped them to a second-place finish at the 2008 ASA 18-Gold Nationals in August.
Born Danielle Taylor Yudin on Aug. 17, 1990 in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... parents are Patty and Andy Yudin ... has one younger sister, Lexi ... says the one thing she likes about the sport is that no matter what happens, the next pitch can change a game ... favorite academic class is spanish ... biggest athletic thrill was committing to play for the Bruins ... favorite pro athlete and athlete she admires the most is New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter ... favorites include the television show "House", actor Channing Tatum and eating shrimp ... majoring in physiological sciences with aspirations of becoming an orthopedic doctor.