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Danielle Collins

St. Petersburg, Fla.
Northeast HS
High School
Danielle Collins - Summer Olympics - Virginia Cavaliers


2015-16 (Senior Season)

  • Claimed NCAA singles championship – her second NCAA singles title in three seasons
  • Became only the seventh woman all-time to win two NCAA singles titles, the first from the ACC
  • Named Honda Sport Award winner for tennis and candidate for Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year
  • Earned ITA All-America singles honors for the third time as the No. 2 seed at the NCAA Singles Championship
  • Named national ITA Senior Player of the Year and ITA Atlantic Region Senior Player of the Year
  • Named VaSID Player of the Year and First Team selection
  • Finished her career with her first No. 1 singles ranking
  • Set the program record for singles wins by a senior with 38, passing mark set by teammate Julia Elbaba this year (37)
  • Earned All-ACC first-team honors for the third straight season
  • 38-4 record in singles play, including a 29-4 mark vs. nationally-ranked opponents
  • 19-2 mark in dual match play, including an 11-1 mark in ACC play at No. 1 singles
  • 28-12 mark in doubles play, including a 25-11 mark with Meghan Kelley
  • Nationally-ranked in doubles play with Kelley, going 15-9 in dual play and 8-4 in the ACC
  • Advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 in doubles with Kelley
  • Claimed the Oracle/ITA Masters Championship in the fall
  • Claimed the ITA/Riviera All-American Championship in the fall
  • Holds 125 career singles wins, including 24 as a freshman at the University of Florida and 101 at UVA

2014-15 (Junior Season)
• Posted a 26-6 singles record, including a 22-4 mark in dual play
• Recorded a 14-6 doubles record, including a 7-3 record with Maci Epstein
• Earned ITA All-America singles honors after earning a No. 9-16 seed at the NCAA Singles Championship
• Advanced to the NCAA singles quarterfinals and finished the championship 3-1
• Defeated UCLA’s Jennifer Brady (No. 209 in WTA Rankings) in the NCAA round of 16
• Finished No. 11 in the final ITA singles rankings
• Named All-ACC First Team for the second consecutive season after posting an 12-2 dual mark in league play
• Selected to the VaSID All-State First Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Defeated No. 68 Beatrice Gumulya (6-4, 6-1) of Clemson, No. 15 Hayley Carter (6-1, 7-5) of North Carolina and No. 53 Paige Hourigan (6-4, retired) of Georgia Tech to help the Cavaliers clinch their second consecutive ACC Championship
• Posted a 15-5 record against ranked singles opponents
• Won 16 consecutive singles matches from March 29-May 2, 2015
• Missed most of the fall collegiate season with a wrist injury
• Went 1-1 at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Singles Championship as a wild card participant
• Competed at the US Open and extended No. 2-seed Simona Halep to three sets, but lost 6-7(2), 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round
• Advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational in Flushing, N.Y.
• Ranked No. 10 in the ITA preseason singles rankings
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2013-14 (Sophomore Season)
• Posted a 37-10 singles record, including a 19-5 mark in dual play
• Recorded a 21-10 doubles record, including a 15-6 record with Maci Epstein
• Earned ITA All-America singles honors after becoming the first player in school history to win the NCAA Singles championship
• Defeated No. 43 Veronica Corning (7-5, 6-2) of Northwestern, No. 18 Annet Schutting of Cal (6-3, 6-3), No. 2 Robin Anderson of UCLA (6-1, 6-4), No. 7 Hayley Carter of North Carolina (6-3, 3-6, 7-5), No. 27 Ester Goldfeld of Duke (6-3, 7-6) and No. 24 Lynn Chi of Cal (6-2, 7-5) at the NCAA Singles Championship
• Nominated for the prestigious Honda Sports Award for women’s tennis
• Named ACC Championship Most Valuable Player after clinching all three doubles points with Epstein and going 2-0 in singles
• Named All-ACC First Team after posting an 11-2 dual mark in league play
• Named ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on March 18 and March 25
• Ranked a career-best No. 14 in the final ITA singles rankings
• Her 37 singles wins rank second on UVa’s single-season wins list
• Clinched Virginia’s 4-1 win over Baylor with a 6-4, 6-3 win over No. 81 Ema Burgic, sending the Cavaliers to their first NCAA quarterfinal appearance in school history
• Named ITA Atlantic Region Player to Watch
• Posted 21-5 record vs. ranked opponents
• Captured the ITA Atlantic Region singles title and advanced to the ITA National Indoor Singles Championship
• Claimed the Lauren Nikolaus singles flight at the Tribe Invitational

2012-13 (Freshman Season at Florida
• Posted a 24-8 singles record, including a 9-3 mark in dual play
• Tallied a 20-15 doubles record, including a 9-11 mark in dual action
• Reached No. 22 in the ITA singles rankings and finished the season No. 103
• Ranked No. 15 in the ITA preseason doubles rankings with partner Lauren Embree
• Finished No. 57 in the doubles rankings with Embree
• Earned the No. 8 ranking in the September 2012 ITA National Freshman/Newcomer listing
• Defeated No. 43 Lucia Batta of UNLV, 6-4, 6-2, in 2012 Riviera All-American round of 32
• Claimed Michigan Wolverine Invitational doubles championship with Olivia Janowicz
• Received the USTA’s wildcard into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships and reached the round of 16

• Trained for six years at the Isla del Sol Country Club in St. Petersburg, Fla.
• Ranked No. 2 nationally in the 2011 and 2012 Recruiting Rankings by
• Ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida and the Southeast among G18 and under
• Winner of six Super National titles and Super National Sportsmanship Award
• Recorded three consecutive Gator Bowl championships
• Was the 2011 G18 and under National Team Championship winner representing the Florida section
• Won her first pro tournament event in Williamsburg, Va., in October 2011
•Trained in the Bollettieri Tennis program at IMG Academy from 2010-2012

High School
• Graduated from Northeast High School (St. Petersburg, Fla.) in 2012
• Claimed the 2010 Singles 3A State Championship
• Named the 2010 Florida Dairy Farmers State Player of the Year


• Daughter of Walter and Cathy Collins
• Transferred to Virginia because of the amazing academics and athletics
• Plans to major in media studies
• Postgraduate plan is to play professional tennis and attend business school
• Enjoys winning, going to the beach, jet skiing and running