ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Tech freshman first baseman Ida Danielson (Fairfield, Calif.) was named the Sunshine State Conference Softball Player of the Week,
the Orlando-based league announced earlier today. She is the second Panther to earn SSC weekly softball honors this season.
Danielson is a Biochemistry major at Florida Tech and is the first member of her family to attend college. A graduate of Fairfield High School, she is the
daughter of George and Fa’anape Danielson. The 5-6 player also sees time in the circle for Florida Tech.
Thus far for her short collegiate career, she is batting .270 with a .365 slugging percentage. Danielson has notched 20 hits, eight runs and 10 RBI. She is
the only Panther, thus far, to tally every multiple base hit this year with two doubles, one triple and one homer. She has a .349 on base percentage and
tops the team with a .66 ERA, despite a 1-2 record she has made three appearances while allowing 10 hits on only one earned run. Danielson has fanned six
and walked six for her 10.1 innings hurled.
In an three-game series sweep of SSC rival Lynn University, Danielson batted .571 (4-for-7), slugged 1.000 and clubbed her first collegiate home run as the
Panthers continued their torrid start in conference play, improving to 6-0 against SSC competition and 16-11 overall. Danielson was perfect from the plate
in two of the three games, including a 3-for-3 showing in Saturday’s series finale. The first-place Panthers ended the week with a 2-1/2 game lead over
Florida Southern and Rollins in the race for the SSC pennant.
She is the second Panther to receive a Player of the Week honor this year being proceeded by fellow pitcher Judith Husband.
For more information check out the SSC website http://www.sunshinestateconference.com/ or the
weekly release at http://www.sunshinestateconference.com/0607/mar5.pdf.