• Friday, Mar 20
    SUNO vs
    54
    Montana State University-Northern
    73
    NAIA Women's Basketball Championship - 2nd Round
  • Wednesday, Mar 18
    SUNO vs
    84
    Vanguard University
    56
    NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Championship
  • Sunday, Mar 8
    Xavier at
    47
    SUNO
    55
    GCAC Women's Championship
  • Saturday, Mar 7
    Edward Waters vs
    55
    Xavier
    68
    GCAC Tournament Semifinals Game 1
  • Saturday, Mar 7
    Talladega vs
    65
    SUNO
    76
    GCAC Tournament Semifinals Game 2
  • Friday, Mar 6
    Philander Smith vs
    42
    Talladega
    55
    2015 GCAC Basketball Tournament
  • Friday, Mar 6
    Edward Waters vs
    61
    Dillard
    43
    GCAC Women's Basketball Championships (Quarter Finals)
  • Friday, Mar 6
    Tougaloo vs
    45
    Xavier
    65
    GCAC Quarterfinals
  • Friday, Mar 6
    Voorhees vs
    63
    SUNO
    86
    GCAC Tournament Quarterfinals
  • Monday, Mar 2
    Talladega at
    82
    Tougaloo
    71
    Senior Night
  • Monday, Mar 2
    SUNO at
    75
    Philander Smith
    68
    **Senior Night**
  • Saturday, Feb 28
    Voorhees at
    72
    Allen University
    81
  • Saturday, Feb 28
    Tougaloo at
    60
    Philander Smith
    79
  • Saturday, Feb 28
    Talladega at
    71
    SUNO
    92
  • Saturday, Feb 28
    Dillard at
    57
    Xavier
    60
    Crosstown Classic
  • Thursday, Feb 26
    Voorhees at
    52
    Edward Waters
    76
  • Thursday, Feb 26
    Tougaloo at
    79
    Dillard
    57
  • Tuesday, Feb 24
    Voorhees at
    58
    Columbia International University
    69
  • Monday, Feb 23
    Tougaloo at
    56
    Voorhees
    48
  • Monday, Feb 23
    Dillard at
    73
    Edward Waters
    66
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.