Wildcats smash 200 free relay pool record in afternoon's final race
2014-15: After missing all of her freshman season with an injury, returned to swim freestyle for the Wildcats in select meets … Academic All-Big Ten … Competed in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle races for Northwestern at its home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) with her best finish coming via a 30th-place effort in the 500 free … Had three dual meet swims during the fall, one each in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyles … Improved over training trip to score points in two races against Milwaukee (1/16) in her final action of the season, finishing fourth in the 200 free and fifth in the 500 free with career-best times.
2013-14: Missed entire season due to injury.
High School: All-state, all-sectional and all-conference award winner who won three Mid-Suburban League championships, three sectional crowns and twice qualified for the Illinois state meet ... Named team MVP ... Holds the Barrington school record in the 500 free for a program that has won 20-straight team conference championships ... Swam 12 years with Patriot Aquatic Club, which won the Illinois Senior State Championship in 2011 and 2012 ... Part of state-record-holding 800 free relay ... Won Senior State titles in the 800 free, 400 free and 400 medley relays ... NCSA Junior National qualifier ... Also lettered for one year in water polo in high school ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... National Honor Society member ... Spanish Honor Society member ... Editor-in-Chief of high school newspaper ... Four-year honor roll honoree and was in the top five percent of her class.
Personal: Born Danielle Nicole Elliott ... Daughter of Michele Perlis and Mark Elliott ... Older sister, Erika, also swims for Northwestern as a member of the Class of 2016 ... Has been competing alongside her sister for 12 years ... Chose Northwestern over Dartmouth and Brown ... Majoring in journalism.