"I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to continue my education at a top university like GW. The knowledge I have gained while working towards my degree will undoubtedly prepare me for life after graduation. My experiences as a GW athlete, however, are what have taught me my most valuable lesson--there is nothing better than the way you feel when you are doing something that you love. The combination of academic and athletic programs at GW has enlightened me in ways that will prepare me both for future success and happiness. My teammates are important to me because of the bond we share as a result of the combined passion for our sport, and the common appreciation of how special it is to be a member of GW Gymnastics. These are the qualities that bring my teammates and I closer together, as well as make them the best people to share my experiences with."
As a Junior in 2009 - Performed in ten meets on beam, vault and floor for the Colonials in the 2009 season, including EAGL Championships....Recorded a season-high 9.675 on three different occasions on vault, including the EAGL Championships (3/21)...Scored a career-high's at NC State (2/13) on floor exercise (9.775) and balance beam (9.600)... Named to the 2009 All-EAGL Academic team.
As a Sophomore in 2008 - Performed in three meets for the Colonials in the 2008, including the EAGL Championships...Recorded a season-high score of 9.775 on vault at Towson (3/21)
As a Freshman in 2007 - Did not perform in any meets for the Colonials as a freshman.
High School/Club: Competed with McKeon Gymnastics ... three-time Level Nine state qualifier ... two-time Level Nine regional qualifier ... first gymnast from her gym to qualify for Eastern's her junior year ... also was a two time diving state champion.
Personal: Born Danielle Nicole Parretti in Providence, RI ... daughter of Michael and Holly Parretti ... has a twin sister, Vinessa ...enjoys drawing and is a fan of the Boston Red Sox ... exercise science major.
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