Danielle Cox came to Florida State in the fall of 1997 following an All-American junior college career. Over her two seasons at FSU, the Anniston, AL native would become one of the most accomplished
players in school history.
Cox started all 72 games in left field as a junior in 1998 and ranked third in the ACC in triples and fourth in steals. And as a senior in 1999, she forged a Hall of Fame career. She led the country
in 1999 in stolen bases with 73, which was the second highest in NCAA history. She finished 20th nationally with a .432 batting average. She led the ACC in stolen bases, batting average and hits and
was the MVP of the 1999 ACC Tournament. She was named First-Team All-America by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and earned a spot on the All-ACC and All-Southeast Region teams.
Cox set, and still holds the Florida State record for career batting average (.366) and held the third spot in career stolen bases with 94 when she graduated. She became the first Seminole invited to
the USA National Softball Team and played professionally with the Georgia Pride.
The speedy outfielder will be remembered as someone who got on base early and often and could ignite the offense earning her a well deserved place in the Florida State Hall of Fame.