BG women get Big East transfer


Danielle Havel, who played last season at DePaul University, has transferred to the Bowling Green women’s
basketball program. She will sit out the 2009-10 season per NCAA regulations and have three seasons of
eligibility remaining.
"Danielle will be a tremendous addition to BGSU and our basketball family," said head coach
Curt Miller. "She is an outstanding player with the versatility to play three positions for the
Falcons. Danielle is a proven winner, a productive rebounder, and has a high basketball IQ."
Havel, a 6-feet-2 forward, is a native of Carmel, Ind. She played in 28 games off the bench as a freshman
at DePaul in 2008-09, helping the Blue Demons to a 23-10 overall record, a 10-6 Big East Conference mark
and a trip to the NCAA tournament.
Havel averaged 0.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, playing 10.9 minutes per contest for the Blue
Demons. Over the last four games of the year, however, she averaged 23.5 minutes per game. That stretch
included a pair of conference tournament games as well as the NCAA first-round contest against San Diego
Havel scored seven points, the highest total of her collegiate career, in one of those games, an overtime
win over West Virginia in the league tourney. She also tied her career best with a team-leading seven
rebounds in that game. Havel led the Blue Demons in rebounding in four games on the season.
At DePaul’s end-of-season banquet, Havel was a co-recipient of the team’s most improved player award.
Havel, a four-year starter at Carmel H.S., finished her career as the school’s all-time leading scorer
and rebounder. She teamed with incoming BG freshman Chrissy Steffen to help the Greyhounds to a 23-4
record and the IHSSA Class 4A state title her senior year. Havel had a double-double in the championship
game win, with 16 points and 14 rebounds. She was an all-state selection and tied for third in the
voting for Indiana’s Miss Basketball.
"Danielle was our top power forward recruit in the Class of 2008," said Miller. "She is
not only a great player, but a person with outstanding character. She has the potential to be a team
leader, and will be a great addition to our championship locker room.
"Danielle has a chance to make a huge impact in our conference."
Havel’s cousin, Madeline Means, was a four-year letter winner on the BGSU volleyball team.

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