Senior Shawna Wright had five RBI in the victory in Cathedral City.
2013 (Freshman): Pinch hit in game two of NCAA Regionals vs. Hawai'i ... pinch ran in the regular season finale vs. Cal ... pinch hit in game three at Utah ... scored a run in game one vs. Stanford ... pinch hit in game three ... was used as a pinch runner in game one at ASU ... made her first career start as DP in game three ... returned to action in game three vs. OSU after missing two weeks with a concussion ... drew a walk as a pinch hitter in game one at Arizona ... was a pinch runner vs. Texas and Pacific ... as a pinch hitter vs. Penn State drew a walk ... scored twice vs. Ohio and was HBP ... scored a run vs. New Mexico ... had a hit and an RBI vs. Yale ... scored a run vs. Brown ... also pinch ran vs. Bradley ... scored a run vs. Virginia ... had her first career hit and RBI in the win vs. Illinois and also scored ... appeared as a pinch runner vs. No. 13/16 Georgia ... scored a run as a pinch runner vs. Notre Dame and Kentucky ... stole a base vs. No. 2/1 Oklahoma ... also pinch ran vs. Cal Poly at SDSU tournament ... scored two runs on opening weekend in Hawai'i ... made her collegiate debut against Ole Miss as a pinch runner and also scored as a pinch runner in the second game against UAB.
Braun hails from Chehalis, Wash., where she played softball W.F. West High School and was home schooled ... she is a right-handed utility player and played club ball for the Northwest Sidewinders ... with club team was the all-time top hitter ... in 2010 she set her HS record for triples ... in 2009 she was the teams Rookie of the Year, earned Second-Team All-Evergreen Conference and was named the Seattle Times Player of the Week ... in 2010 she earned first-team all-conference and was named The Chronicle All-Area team ... in 2011 she was named MVP by both the Evergreen Conference and The Chronicle ... in 2012 was first-team all-conference, all-area and captain ... along with playing varsity fastpitch, she was also a two-year varsity soccer letterwinner.
Born April 13, 1994 ... parents are Deanna and Jim ... has three siblings, Mitchell, Zach and Kyle ... hobbies include camping, music, hiking and hanging out with friends and family ... lists Hope Solo as her favorite athlete because, "she has always inspired me to be a better athlete." ... admires her mom and dad the most because, "they always have believed in me and because they are true examples of hard work and paying off."
Braun on why Washington
"I've wanted to play for UW since I was a little girl. I want to win a national championship and I believe this program has the capability to do exactly that and bring me to the top of my game."
Coach Tarr on Braun
"Dani is a versatile athlete who will compete for time at any of the infield positions and in the outfield. Offensively, she will make our line up more dynamic as she can hit for both power and average. Dani is a tremendous student who will enter UW as a freshman with an AA degree." Tarr said.