Position
Catcher
Height
6'0
Class
Junior
Hometown
Lafayette, La.
B/T
R
High School
James E. Taylor HS

2004 Easton Second-Team All-American
2004 Second-Team All-SEC
2004 LSWA Second-Team All-Louisiana
2004 LSWA Louisiana Hitter of the Week (March 9)
2004 CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District
2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2003 Louisiana Hitter of the Week (March 24)
2003 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2003 Verizon Second-Team Academic All-District VI
2002 First-Team All-Louisiana

JUNIOR SEASON (2004)
Played in 48 games, starting eight … Named an Easton All-America second team selection … Member of the All-SEC and All-Louisiana second team … Named the Louisiana Hitter of the Week on March 9 … Selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team and SEC Academic Honor Roll … Posted a perfect fielding percentage in SEC play … Ranked fifth in the SEC in on base percentage and walks, and sixth in putouts … Ranked fifth in the SEC in league games on base percentage, eighth in walks, 10th in putouts … Against South Carolina, recorded the SEC’s most putouts in a league game with 17 … Recorded the fourth most walks in a single-season in LSU history … Broke the LSU career record for fielding percentage … Posted five multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games … Recorded a five-game hitting streak … Went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs against Southern Miss … Recorded three RBIs against Mississippi State, Kentucky and Ole Miss.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003)
Played in 58 games, starting 42 … Named the Louisiana Hitter of the Week on March 24 … A Verizon Second-Team Academic All-District VI selection with a 3.79 grade point average in pre-medicine … Tied the LSU single-game record with a 4-for-4 performance against Jackson state in the Purple & Gold Challenge … Recorded a season-high three RBIs against Jackson State and Auburn … Tied the LSU single-game record with a pair of home runs against Auburn …  Knocked in the first two runs in a 5-4 come-from-behind win in the seventh inning at No. 11 Georgia … Ranked third on the team in on-base percentage and fifth in slugging percentage … Had a pair of two-double games (vs. Jackson State and vs. Alabama) … Recorded just one error in 199 attempts … Had five multiple-hit and six multiple-RBI games.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2002)
Played in 55 games, starting 21 … Named to the All-Louisiana first team as a utility player … One of only four players in school history to finish with a perfect fielding percentage with more than 75 chances … Recorded three multiple-hit and five multiple-RBI games … LSU was 16-1 when she was the starting catcher and 4-0 when she was the starting designated player … Was fourth on the team in batting average … Knocked in the game-winning run in a 1-0 win at Ole Miss … Hit a pair of doubles as part of her season-high three hits against Kentucky.

HIGH SCHOOL
Louisiana Class 4A MVP in 2001 … District MVP in 2000 … Three-time first-team all-state and all-district selection … US Army Reserve Student Athlete of the Year in 2001 … Led St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, La., to the state championship in 2001 … Had a .398 batting average with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs her senior year … After transferring to Taylor High School in 2001, she graduated in December and missed her senior season in order to join the Tiger softball team prior to the start of the 2002 season.

PERSONAL
Full name is Leigh Ann Danos … Her parents are Joe and Sheri Danos … Has a sister, Jodie … Graduated in the top 10 percent of her class with a 4.0 GPA… Enjoys shopping and going to the beach … Majoring in pre-med … Born on July 12, 1984, at Thibodaux, La.

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