WALTHAM, Mass. – Before Saturday's game with Saint Anselm College, the Bentley University women's basketball program will recognize former Falcon standout Danielle Chaisson on her recent induction into the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame. The ceremony is slated to start at 1:25 pm with the game following.
Chaisson, who led Bentley to a 107-20 record and three NCAA Division II Elite Eight tournaments from 1994-98, finished her career with 1,728 points. That total ranked second in program history at the time and is currently fifth most. The six-footer is also the only player in Bentley's storied history with over 200 blocks and 200 steals.
As a senior, Chaisson was the MVP, tri-captain and leading scorer for a Bentley team that finished 30-2, captured the Northeast-10 regular season and tournament championships, repeated as NCAA Northeast Region champions, made a third straight appearance in the Elite Eight and was honored as the ECAC Division II Team of the Year.
Chaisson collected a host of honors during her four years in a Falcon uniform, including Kodak/Women's Basketball Coaches Association first-team All-America, Bentley's Outstanding Female Senior Athlete, Women's Division II Bulletin second-team All-America, Daktronics/CoSIDA Division II third-team All-America and Northeast-10 Player of the Year following her senior season.
The four-year starter was also a three-time All-Northeast-10 honoree, including first team in 1996 and 1998. Her highest scoring year came as a sophomore when she averaged 17.2 points and led the conference in both field goal percentage (.556) and blocks (2.6).