2011-12 CO-CAPTAIN 2010 & 2011 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN 2010 COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT II SECOND TEAM
2011 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Started 36 games for the Nittany Lions and played in 51, catching, pinch hitting and being the designated player...Served as one of three captains and the only junior as captain during the 2011 season...Had a .214 batting average in 112 at-bats, scoring four runs on 24 hits with nine RBI...Recorded first hit in a 1-for-3 effort vs. Tulsa (2/18)...Had her first of seven season-best two hit performances in three at-bats vs. Long Island (2/19), tallying a double as well...Versus Jacksonville State (3/6), notched two hits, accounting for two RBIs...Had a season-high four at-bats at Kennesaw State (3/8), recording one hit...Had first double of the season vs. Bowling Green (3/11) and drove in two runs...Went 2-for-2 vs. Georgia State (3/11)...Crossed the plate for the first time vs. Belmont (3/13), going 2-for-3 with a double...Notched two hits in four plate appearances and scored one run vs. Oklahoma (3/18)...Went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, one run-scored and hit her lone home run of the season in the second game of a double-header against Buffalo (4/14)...Went 1-for-1 with an RBI single in a pinch-hitting effort at Ohio State (5/11)...Made NCAA Tournament debut, laying down a sacrifice against Albany (5/21) en route to victory...Went 1-for-2, starting as the designated player against Oregon (5/22) in the NCAA Regional Final.
2010 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II Second Team as well as the All-Big Ten Academic squad...Second on the team in batting average (.289) with 41 hits, 20 runs, a team-high 12 doubles and five homers...Batted in 30 runs, started all 51 games, while slugging a team-best .469, earning 11 walks and hit by Big Ten-leading 13 pitches...Hit in seven consecutive games to start the season...Hit .471 with a slugging percentage of .706 and on-base percentage of .500 at the Hotel Encanto Invitational (2/12-14)...Went 3-for-3 with a home run, sac fly and four RBI at New Mexico State (2/13)...Went 2-for-4 and a run against Colorado State (2/12)...Went 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double vs. UTSA (2/13)...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and throwing out first base stealer of the year vs. Western Kentucky (2/19)...Had a 2-for-2 day with three RBI vs. UC Santa Barbara (2/19) behind a two-run double and a solo home run...Threw out second runner of the year vs. Utah State (2/20)...Stole first collegiate base at San Diego State (2/20)...Hit in all four games of the ECU Pirate Classic (2/27-28)...Went 1-for-3, belting third homer of the year vs. Towson (2/27)...Had 2-for-4 day with an RBI double and a run scored vs. Delaware (2/27)...Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and a two-RBI double vs. Morehead State (2/28)...Had two of Penn State's five hits at East Carolina (2/28) in three at bats...Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Florida Gulf Coast (3/5)...Notched RBI at South Florida (3/7) with a sacrifice fly...Went 1-for-4 vs. Saint Joseph's (3/10) with an RBI...Belted game-winning hit, a two-RBI double vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3/14)...Posted impressive 3-for-6 day at the plate in doubleheader against Saint Francis (3/24), hitting a homer and a double with four RBI (three on the homer in Game One) and three runs scored...Went 3-for-7 at the plate in a doubleheader against Minnesota (3/27), registering a two-run double in Game Two, while also scoring twice...Went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two walks in the first game at Kent State (3/31) before going 2-for-4 with a three-run game-winning home run in the sixth inning of a tied ballgame in Game Two...Had a perfect day at the plate vs. Purdue (4/3) going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a hit by pitch, while adding a single and walk the next day vs. Purdue (4/4), extending a career-best eight-game hitting streak...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Game Two vs. Pittsburgh (4/6), which included a league-best 11th hit-by-pitch...Had a pair of hits, one in each game at Wisconsin (4/10-11)...Tallied a hit in each game of a doubleheader vs. Michigan State (4/14) including a double in Game One to extend hitting streak to five...Went 1-for-3 with a run batted in at Indiana (5/14).
2009 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Played in 44 games, starting 43 at catcher...Made 109 at-bats gathering 28 hits (.257) and slugging .413...Reached base at a .336 clip...Hit six doubles, a triple and three homers while batting 17 runs in and scoring nine times...Posted a .993 fielding percentage, committing just two errors...Had nine multi-hit games...Notched first collegiate hit going 1-for-3 with a run scored at Arizona State (2/7)...Went 1-for-2 in back-to-back games against Cal State Bakersfield (2/7) and Wichita State (2/14) tallying three RBI, a run and a double in the two games...Went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored with a double against eventual national champion Washington (3/13) ...Went 6-for-10 in a three-game stretch vs. Texas (3/12), Washington (3/13) and Arizona (3/14)...Hit first collegiate homer at Illinois (3/22) on a 2-for-4 day with a run scored and three RBI...Hit a homer in very next game at Pittsburgh (3/25), going 2-for-3...Went 2-for-3 with two RBI at Iowa (4/4)...Went 3-for-6 in a doubleheader against Saint Francis (4/16)...Went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI at Michigan State (4/29)...Hit a two-run home run against Indiana (5/2), totaling three hits in six at-bats with three RBI and two runs scored in the doubleheader.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played on the TeamSmith 18 Gold for head coaches Julie Smith and Terri Schweikert...Multi-sport athlete at El Modena, earning seven varsity letters in softball, basketball and golf...Earned scholar-athlete honors all four years as well as the presidential award senior year.
Danee Jane Collett was born on March 20, 1990 in Anaheim, Calif. to Dan and Tara Collett...Has an older brother, Austin Collett, and an older sister, Chelsey VonAchen... Austin played football at Sacramento State...Majoring in elementary education...Considering a master's in special education after graduation...First name is pronounced DAN-ee.
QUOTING COLLETT ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I fell in love with the amazing atmosphere here."
QUOTING COACH PETRINI ON COLLETT
"Danee has really grown into a great leader for our program. She is one of the most powerful hitters we have in our offensive lineup. She has worked hard to complete her plate coverage and own each at bat in the batter's box. We are ready to see her have a career year in her final campaign."