Breast / IM
AS A JUNIOR (2015-2016): Remained vital part of breaststroke corps in third season with Irish, culminating season at ACC Championship meet … at ACC meet, finished seventh with 200 medley relay (27.75 split) and swam on 400 medley relay … individually, finished eighth in 100 breast (1:01.66 finals, 1:01.05 prelims) and placed 19th in 200 breast (2:14.90 finals, 2:16.04 prelims) … all four times qualified as NCAA B-cuts … also clocked in at 23.74 in 50 free … began the year at Dennis Stark Relays, earning three first-place victories in 400 medley relay (1:03.86 split), 300 breast relay (1:04.52 leadoff split) and 200 medley relay (29.22 split), touching third in 400 IM relay (1:02.51 split) … at Florida Gulf Coast, earned second place in 200 medley relay (28.56 split) and 200 breast (2:18.73) and third in 100 breast (1:03.49) … against Michigan State, won 400 medley relay race (1:04.02 split) and clocked in at 54.64 in 100 free and split 24.32 on 200 free relay … at Purdue, swam to third place on 200 medley relay (29.11 split) and finished sixth in 100 breast (1:05.09) and ninth in 200 breast (2:22.47) … at Virginia Tech, earned second place with 200 medley relay (29.07 split), third on 400 medley relay team (1:03.78 split) and a pair of fourth-place finishes in 100 breast (1:04.04) and 200 breast (2:21.17), swimming 24.85 split on 200 free relay also … at Purdue Invitational, won 200 medley relay (27.69 split) and came in second on 400 medley relay (1:02.23 split) … swum lead leg of 200 free relay (24.10 split) … individually, took third in 100 breast (1:01.85 finals, 1:01.67 prelims), fourth in 200 breast (2:16.04 finals, 2:16.76 prelims) and 20th in 50 free (23.97 finals, 24.00 prelims) … at Virginia, placed third in 100 breast (1:04.39) and on 400 medley relay (1:05.03 split), 200 medley relay (29.29 split) and 400 free relay (54.71 leadoff split) … touched fourth with 200 free relay (25.09 leadoff split) and finished sixth in 200 breast (2:20.39) … versus Northwestern, earned two first-place victories in 200 medley relay (28.73 split) and 100 breast (1:03.76) and finished second twice, in 200 breast (2:18.65) and 400 free relay (52.45 split) … in Shamrock Invitational, swam to first with 200 medley relay (28.84 split) and 400 medley relay (1:02.34 split), taking second in 100 breast (1:03.47), third in 200 breast (2:19.22), seventh on 200 free relay and 17th in 50 free (24.36) … finished the year at Ohio State Last Chance meet, clocking in at 1:01.18 in prelims of 100 breast and touching in 1:01.58 in finals … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Showed improvement throughout the season, landing a spot on the team’s ACC roster and tallying NCAA B cuts in both breaststroke events … specialized in the freestyle, breaststroke and IM events … placed 10th in both breaststroke disciplines at the ACC Championships … finished the 100 breast in 1:01.20 and the 200 breast in 2:13.00 (both NCAA B cut times) … finished second in the “B” finals in both events … finished second in the 100 breast (1:04.01) in a dual meet against No. 24 Purdue … swam a leg of the second place 400 medley relay team (3:45.84) at the Shamrock Invitational in addition to a second-place showing in the 100 breast (1:02.63) … finished second in the 200 free (1:57.93) and the 200 medley relay (1:45.55) in a dual meet against Cleveland State … opened year by helping the 200 medley relay team take second (1:50.06) against Michigan State … best individual times included 24.25 in the 50 free (Shamrock), 54.56 in the 100 free (vs. Purdue), 1:57.93 in the 200 free (vs. Cleveland State), 1:01.20 in the 100 breast (ACCs), 2:13.00 in the 200 breast (ACCs) and 2:06.59 in the 200 IM (ACCs) … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14): Competed in the free, breast and IM and the medley and free relay events in first season with the Irish … finished 19th out of 37 swimmers in the 100 breast with an NCAA B cut time (1:02.36) at the ACC Championships … also finished in the 200 breast (21st – 2:16.08) and 200 medley relay … earned a third place finish in the 200 breast at the Shamrock Invitational … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School (Ohio) in the spring of 2013 … earned four letters in swimming and one in soccer … named team captain in swimming for two years … named an All-American in swimming as a sophomore, junior and senior … broke the state record in the 100 breast (1:02.74) in winning the event at the state championships as a sophomore … named the Top Female Performer of the State Meet award for efforts … swims for the Cleveland Lancers Swim Club and was a member of the Chagrin Valley Country Club Swim Team for nine years …qualified for and attended 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (100m breast – 1:11.27) … holds multiple region, club and pool records … three-time winner of the Akron Touchdown Club Swimmer of the Year award … also played club soccer for the Ambassadors Futbol Club and was team captain … has lengthy list of academic awards extracurricular activities … member of the Harmony Gold Show Choir … was the vocal section leader all four years and earned four varsity letters … presented with the Outstanding Individual Performer Award for Show Choir at the Medina Midwest Showcase … part of National Honor Society, the yearbook committee and student council … was an Event Chair and relay team captain for Relay For Life (twice)… volunteer at the Fieldstone Farms Therapeutic Center (4 years)… Kairos Retreat leader … earned the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete, and the Kenyon College Presidential Book awards … named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … earned Walsh Jesuit first academic honors all semesters … full name is Danielle Nicole Margheret … born in Cleveland, Ohio to Dan and Janice Margheret … has a younger brother, Johnathan … uncle, Stan Riefler, played football at Kent State … cousins Sierra and Sage Patterson played soccer at Ohio Dominican … uncle, Mike Petterson, played soccer at Cleveland State … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, double-majoring in marketing and design.