Danielle Viglione Named to UT Hall of Honor

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  1. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    She was on the team when I was at Texas - kind of surprised she wasn't already in.

    From the Texas athletics website:
    "One of the most prolific scorers in program history, Danielle Viglione averaged 15.8 points per game during her Texas career from 1993-97, helping the Longhorns to 77 victories, three NCAA Tournament appearances and a Southwest Conference Championship in 1996. She played in 105 career games with 98 starts. She holds the University of Texas school record for most points in a single game, pouring in 48 against Houston in her freshman season. Viglione also knocked down 11 three-pointers in that game and remains the only player in program history to have recorded double-digit three-pointers in a single game. In her rookie year of 1993-94, she averaged 21.0 points per game and was named the Southwest Conference Freshman of the Year. She is the only player in program history to record multiple 40-point single-game performances. Viglione is the school's all-time career three-pointers made leader with 293 treys in her 105 games on the Forty Acres. She ranks 14th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,658 career points. She was equally as effective of a scorer from the free-throw line, ranking seventh all-time in school history with an 81.2 percent (259-319) clip from the charity stripe. Viglione was a three-time all-conference selection, earning First-Team All-SWC honors as a freshman in 1993-94. Following her collegiate days, she signed with the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs, playing one season, before beginning an impressive 10-year professional career playing internationally in Israel, Turkey and Italy. She is a member of the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame. Viglione graduated from The University of Texas in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and was a recipient of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She is co-owner of the Sacramento Skills Academy, where she teaches and guides more than 4,000 boys and girls in the game of basketball. Viglione resides in her hometown of Sacramento, Calif. She was a decorated high school player, holding 10 California State scoring records and five national high school marks. She broke Cheryl Miller's single-season state scoring record and totaled 3,089 points for her three-year prep career."
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  2. brnkj

    brnkj 500+ Posts

    Well-deserved.... great player and very nice lady.
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  3. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    She had the quickest catch and shoot release of any player I have ever seen. She never brought the ball down. One of my favorite former Longhorn players. A true Great and well deserved to be put into the UT Hall of Honor!

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  4. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

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  5. DINO22

    DINO22 1,000+ Posts

    Well deserved!!!!!
  6. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Former players attending Danielle’s induction ceremony including the mom of Texas’ most recent commit:

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