Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Duke's top backstroke competitor, as she holds the top seven marks in the 100 back event for the season so far, as well as the top three 200 back marks ... one of Duke's top freestyle performers, as she holds the fall's top times for the 50 (24.27) and 100 free (52.28) and the third-best time for the 200 free (1:54.51) ... a member of each of Duke's top relay squads ...Junior: At the ACC Championships, placed 14th in the 200 back prelims with a personal-best mark of 2:04.12 to qualify for the consolation finals ... that time was tops on the team, as she also held the top 100 back, 200 IM, 50 free and 100 free marks for the year ... the top 200 IM mark came in the ACC Championship prelims, as she touched in 2:05.31 ... secured a leadoff split of 24.12 seconds for the 200 free relay team at ACCs to post a personal-best 50 free mark ... held the top four 100 free times for the year, with her fastest outing coming at the ACC Championships where she notched a leadoff split of 51.75 seconds ... recorded the top five fastest 100 back times for the year, as her personal-best time of 56.47 seconds at ACCs ranked 10th in the conference ... notched two victories versus East Carolina (100 and 200 back) ... took first place in the 100 back finals and fourth place in the 200 IM finals at the Patriot Invitational ... placed first in the 100 back in double dual meets versus N.C. State and Maryland and UNC Wilmington and Richmond ... finished first in the 200 back event versus Clemson ... was a member of Duke's fastest 200 free (1:36.50), 400 free (3:29.52), 800 free (7:36.64), 200 medley (1:46.09) and 400 medley (3:49.20) relay teams ... that 400 medley relay time was seventh-fastest in the ACC, while the 400 free and 200 medley relay times ranked eighth and the 200 free and 800 free relay marks ranked 10th ... was named to the All-ACC Academic Swimming and Diving Team ... also was a member of the ACC Honor Roll ... Sophomore: Set a career-best mark of 57.35 in the 100 backstroke consolation finals at the ACC Championships, breaking a mark set in the preliminaries earlier in the day ... just missed an invite to the 100 back finals, finishing ninth in preliminary competition, .26 seconds behind the necessary eighth place ... her season-best time of 2:07.65 in the 200 IM prelims at ACCs was a Duke third-best for the season ... posted a season-best time in the 400 freestyle relay with Anna Rogers, Julia Lewis and Katie Ness at ACCs (3:28.53) ... broke the 200 freestyle relay school record with Rogers, Stupp and Lewis, posting a time of 1:35.86 at the ACC Championships, besting the previous record of 1:35.91 ... also combined with Nora Stupp, Ness and Lewis to break the 200 medley relay Duke record at ACC’s ... posted a season-best mark of 2:06.00 in the 200 backstroke at the ACC Championships, while placing fifth in the bonus finals ... combined with Jackie Rodriguez, Emily Kelly and Ness to record a team season-best in the 800 free relay (7:33.68) ... was named to the ACC Honor Roll ... Freshman: Swam Duke's season-best 50 backstroke at the ACC Championships ... peaked at the conference meet, recording five personal-best times to close out the year ... Prep: Graduated from McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md. ... All-America pick as a junior and senior ... set school records in the 100 back and 400 free relay events junior year and 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay during senior season ... earned Golden Eagle award for swimming, water polo and lacrosse ... also lettered in water polor and lacrosse at McDonogh ... member of honor roll all four years ... Personal: Born Danielle Patricia Spearman on February 19, 1986, in Baltimore, Md. ... daughter of Dave and Pat Spearman ... has one younger brother, Patrick and two sisters ... father graduated from Duke in 1977and sister, Christina, graduated from Duke in 2006 ... sister, Caroline, is a current member of the Duke women's lacrosse team ... majoring in biological anthropology and anatomy.