Junior Year (2011-12): Played in four games before sitting out for the remainder of the season due to knee injury ... recorded two points and one rebound against IPFW ... shot 2-of-2 from the free-throw line against Dayton.
Sophomore Year (2010-11): Missed entire season due to knee injury sustained in preseason.
Freshman Year (2009-10): An athletic, raw talent who provided frontcourt depth ... played in 24 contests ... scored 16 total points and grabbed 20 rebounds, including 11 on the offensive end ... saw first career game action vs. Furman in season opener, scoring two points and grabbing an offensive board in four minutes ... scored a bucket and added an assist against Dartmouth ... posted first career assist in career-high eight minutes off the bench against Eastern Kentucky ... grabbed career-best three rebounds - all on the defensive end - in eight minutes against Valparaiso ... played a productive and career-high 13 minutes in win at Seton Hall, grabbing two offensive rebounds and providing a defensive lift off the bench ... saw a career-best 24 minutes off the bench and started the second half at DePaul, scoring her first points in BIG EAST play and matching a career high with three rebounds ... scored season-best four points on 2-of-3 shooting and grabbed three rebounds, including two on the offensive end, against No. 4/3 Notre Dame ... scored on a layup, grabbed a rebound, and dished out an assist in 12 minutes off the bench in overtime win at Syracuse ... scored on a layup, dished out an assist, and recorded the first two steals of career against Pittsburgh ... earned first career free throws against USF, but missed both ... grabbed two offensive boards in BIG EAST Championship second round against Rutgers.
High School: Four-year starter at Clay High School ... averaged 12.1 points and a team-leading 7.9 rebounds per game as a senior ... earned first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-state honors as a senior ... finished her prep career as her school's second-leading rebounder and 10th-leading scorer ... excelled in track and field as a four-time city and section champion in the 400 meters ... qualified for the state championships each of her four seasons ... earned conference MVP honors following her senior year.
Personal: Born Jan. 8, 1991 ... daughter of Darrell and Shredia Daniel.
Academic Major: Journalism.
Getting To Know Elese
Favorite Basketball Team: Boston Celtics Favorite Basketball Player: Scottie Pippen Favorite Non-basketball Team: Detroit Red Wings Favorite Food: Most candies and chocolate bars Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Moosetracks or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Favorite TV Show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Favorite Movie: Goofy Movie Favorite Quote: "The affairs of the world are so complex in an attempt to avoid one danger, we fall commonly in another." Best Advice You Ever Received: Just do it. - Nike Dream Date (who would you most like to go out with?): Jarrett James Keultjes ; we haven't been on a date in awhile! Last Book You Read: Eclipse What's on your iPod right now?: Kanye West's album - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy What is your worst habit: (constantly being amazing) just kidding; worrying too much, because I'm a perfectionist. What websites do you have bookmarked?: I don't bookmark, I favorite mostly just online stores I like to shop at. Talent you'd most like to have: I wish I had telekinetic powers. Attribute that you like most about yourself: My ability to strive to see the positives in all situations. Attribute that you least like about yourself: My worrying What's hanging on your dorm/apartment walls: A little tapestry, huge Michael Jordan poster, as well as a pair of beat-up old Jordan shoes (my only pair), and Pre Fontaine poster, and an awesome LOVE poster. One thing I can't live without: Smiles and compliments On average, how many text messages do you send per day?: A ton! All to the same person. I would love to trade places for a day with...: No one, I'm content with everything. First Job: A pizza place My Bucket List (Three things I want to do before I die): Get re-tweeted by a celebrity, learn how to play acoustic guitar, and learn to sing. If you could have a meal with any three people, who would they be?: Me, myself, and I My greatest love: Witnessing happiness for myself and for others I chose UC over (what other schools did you visit/consider?): The alternative: not being a Division-I women's basketball player in the best conference.