• Wednesday, Mar 15
    Talladega vs
    75
    Campbellsville University
    84
    First Round NAIA National Tournament Billings, MT
  • Sunday, Mar 5
    Talladega vs
    59
    Xavier
    42
    GCAC Tournament Finals
  • Saturday, Mar 4
    Talladega vs
    69
    Tougaloo
    64
    GCAC Tournament Semi-Finals
  • Saturday, Mar 4
    Xavier at
    61
    Dillard
    53
    GCAC Women's Basketball Semifinal
  • Friday, Mar 3
    Tougaloo vs
    52
    Edward Waters
    45
    GCAC Quarterfinals
  • Friday, Mar 3
    Philander Smith vs
    65
    Xavier
    73
    2017 GCAC Basketball Championship - Opening Round
  • Friday, Mar 3
    SUNO at
    60
    Dillard
    70
    GCAC Women's Basketball Quarterfinal
  • Monday, Feb 27
    Dillard at
    76
    Tougaloo
    59
    Senior Night
  • Monday, Feb 27
    Philander Smith at
    60
    Talladega
    85
    Senior night
  • Monday, Feb 27
    SUNO at
    69
    Edward Waters
    85
  • Saturday, Feb 25
    Xavier at
    62
    Tougaloo
    50
    Homecoming 2017
  • Saturday, Feb 25
    Philander Smith at
    37
    Edward Waters
    65
  • Friday, Feb 24
    Philander Smith at
    37
    Edward Waters
    65
  • Wednesday, Feb 22
    Stillman College at
    67
    Dillard
    58
    Senior Night
  • Monday, Feb 20
    Philander Smith at
    64
    Lane College
    83
  • Monday, Feb 20
    Tougaloo at
    77
    SUNO
    83
  • Monday, Feb 20
    Dillard at
    71
    Texas College
    40
  • Monday, Feb 20
    Talladega at
    56
    Xavier
    54
  • Saturday, Feb 18
    Tougaloo at
    49
    Stillman College
    85
  • Saturday, Feb 18
    Xavier at
    64
    Dillard
    69
    Bleu Devil Classic
Women's Basketball
Lauren Daniel graduated in spring 2012 from Dillard.
Lauren Daniel graduated in spring 2012 from Dillard.
Women's Basketball - Mon, Oct. 8, 2012
"Being a scholar-athlete teaches a person how to become more responsible with everyday life."  These are the words of former Lady Bleu Devils basketball player Lauren Daniel.


Daniel, a recent graduate of Dillard University, accepted a position at Brown Greer law firm located here in New Orleans. While at Dillard University she studied accounting and received her Bachelor of Science degree in May of 2012.

A native of New Orleans, Daniel began shooting hoops at a very young age.  Although she did not want to pursue a career in the sport, she trained hard and her work ethic has paid off.

"I learned that everyday life comes from the game of basketball, and being an unselfish team player worked on and off the court," said Daniel.  "There were times when I helped someone and needed help during the sport and in real life scenarios."

Hanging up the jersey temporarily for a suit, Daniel has adapted to the corporate world in a positive way.  Working in a firm, she said, is just like going to college.  However, the workforce is more structured.

"Time management is imperative.  Practicing that in college and with the basketball team has given me an idea of how important it is to maintain a job," said Daniel.  She gives 100 percent in everything she does, and this is the only way she knows how to reach her goals.

Daniel credits a lot of her success to her former coach KiKi Baker Barnes.

"She has prepared me as much as possible to make sure I know how to speak well, be on time, be prepared and to have good communication skills.  For all these effects, I thank her for that," said Daniel.

Barnes who is in her sixth season at Dillard said, "Lauren was a hard worker and really committed to being the best that she could be.  I was tough on her and her speaking highly of me insures me that she understood the pressure."

Barnes' programs focuses on making young women better than they were.  "I want the young ladies to leave here and be able to compete in their designated job markets.  My ultimate goal is to see them successful and rise to the top," said Barnes.

Daniel says she never forgets her life lessons.  One in particular is a constant reminder of why she strives for success.

"Everyone wants to win, more than they want to lose, but accept both.  Everything won't go your way. There will be great moments and downfalls," said Daniel.  "But if you work hard and continue to strive forward along the way, you will definitely come out a winner!"

  


*Photo provided by Lauren Daniel

 

Jonah Gilmore

DU Sports Information Dept.