Danielle Tauro
Danielle Tauro

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Manahawkin, N.J.

High School:
Southern Regional

Event:
Mid-Distance


At Michigan ... Three-time All-American (DMR, 2008, 2009, 2011) ... Four-time Big Ten champion (DMR, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) ... Four-time indoor All-Big Ten first team (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2009, 2010, 2011) ... Four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner (2008-11).

Senior (2011) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner.
Outdoor
Ran on the sixth-place distance medley relay team (11:07.76) at the Penn Relays (April 28) ... Won the 5,000-meter run to set a new meet record (16:32.27) at the Johnson/Joyner Invitational (April 8) ... Ran on Michigan's winning 4x1,500-meter relay team (18:04.14) at the Colonial Relays (April 2), setting a new meet and facility record.

Indoor
All-America first team (DMR) ... All-America second team (mile) ... Ran the 1,200-meter leg of the distance medley relay, helping MIchigan to a sixth-place finish (11:07.38) at the NCAA Championships (March 11) ... Finished 16th in the mile (4:49.59) at the NCAA Championships (March 11) ... All-Big Ten first team ... Ran a 4:38.77 mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 3) ... Helped the DMR to a first-place finish (11:17.34) and placed fourth in the mile (4:43.69) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27) ... Won the mile (4:44.19) at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 11) ... Helped the DMR team to a win and an NCAA automatic time (11:04.26) while placing fourth in the 800-meter run (2:11.83) at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4-5) ... Finished seventh in the invitational section of the mile (4:50.57) and ran on the first-place 4x800-meter relay team (8:51.37) at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 28-29) ... Ran the 3,000 (10:00.78) against No. 23 Ohio State (Jan. 15).

Junior (2010) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Team captain.
Outdoor
Finished ninth in the 1,500-meter run (4:28.13) at the Big Ten Championships (May 16) ... Ran a season-best time of 4:26.71 in the 1,500-meter preliminaries at the Big Ten Championships (May 15) ... Won the mile (4:51.21) and the 800-meter run (2:11.89) at the Joyner/Johnson Invitational (April 9-10).

Indoor
All-Big Ten first team ... Part of 10th place DMR team (11:19.33) at the NCAA Championships (March 12) ... Took second in the mile (4:37.95) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-28) ... Ran the mile leg on the Big Ten champion DMR team (11:21.33) ... Won the mile (4:50.95) at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 22) ... Part of winning 4x800-meter relay team (8:47.95) at PSU Northeast Challenge (Jan. 16) ... Won the mile run (4:58.10) at the Akron Opener (Jan. 8).

Sophomore (2009) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award.
Outdoor
Finished 12th in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:24.30 at the NCAA Championship (June 13) ... Took third in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 30) with a time of 4:25.61 to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships ... Finished fourth in the 1,500-meter run (4:20.40) and ninth in the 800-meter run (2:16.38) at the Big Ten Championships (May 17) ... Finished third in the 800-meter run at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 9) with a time of 2:09.57 ... Took 14th in the 1,500-meter run at the Payton Jordan Invitational (May 2) in a time of 4:18.25 ... Won the 3,000-meter run at the Penn Relays (April 23) in a time of 9:33.18 ... Placed second in the 1,500-meter run (4:25.22) and second in the 800-meter run (2:08.32) with a NCAA provisional qualifying mark in both races at the Spring Break Collegiate Invitational (March 21)

Indoor
Finished fifth and met an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the one mile run (4:38.71) at the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 7) ... At the Big Ten Championships, placed third in the one mile run (4:44.47) (March 1) ... Finished the one mile run in 4:44.27 at the Tyson Invitational (Feb. 14) ... Placed ninth and met an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 800-meter dash (2:08.77) at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7) ... Came in first in the 3,000-meter run (9:35.60) at the Michigan Intercollegiate (Jan. 31) ... Won the one mile run (4:49.95) at the Indiana Invitational (Jan. 17) ... Placed second in the 3,000-meter run (9:55.95) at the Akron Quad (Jan. 9).

Freshman (2008) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award.
Outdoor
At the Big Ten Championships, qualified for the 1,500-meter finals with a 4:28.47 and came in eighth in the finals with a 4:27.31 (May 16-18) ... At the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invite, came in fifth in section three of the 1,500-meter run (4:29.39) ... At the Penn Relays, ran the first leg in both winning DMR (10:49.58) and the 4x1,5000 meter relay (17:28.98) (April 24-25) ... At the Central Collegiates, ran the 800-meter in an NCAA qualifying mark of 2:09.34 (April 19) ... At the Sun Angel Classic, ran an NCAA regional qualifying 1,500-meter (4:26.67) (April 11) ... At the FSU Relays, ran the third leg of the first place 4x800-meter relay (8:58.81), came in fourth in the 800-meter run with a 2:11.29 (March 27-29)

Indoor
At the NCAA Championships, ran on the second-place DMR squad (11:02.22) (March 14-15) ... At the Big Ten Championships, ran the mile in 4:51.38 in the qualifier and came in sixth in the final with an NCAA Provisional mark of 4:48.37, ran the third leg of the Big Ten Title DMR team (11:20.62) (March 1-2) ... Came in first in the 800-meter run (2:11.35) at the Silverston Invite (Feb. 23) ... In the Olympic Development Mile Run at the Tyson Invite, ran 4:53.33 (Feb. 15-16) ... Ran the first leg of the U-M record NCAA Automatic DMR squad with a 3:25.70 split and ran the 800-meter in 2:11.73 at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 8-9) ... Came in first in the mile run at the Simmons/Harvey Invite with a time of 4:50.51 (Jan. 26) ... Placed fourth in the 800-meter run (2:10.36) at the Akron Quad (Jan. 18).

Prep ... Graduated from Southern Regional High School (2007) ... National Honor Society ... Honor Roll ... All-state in both cross country and track (2003-07) ... All-county athlete of the year (2004-07) ... State champion (outdoor) 1,600-meter (2004-06) ... State championship track team (2007) ... Holds New Jersey State record in sprint medley relay ... Nike outdoor national champion in mile and 1,500m (2006) ... Nike outdoor national champion in DMR (2007) ... All-Shore Athlete of the year (2007) ... Penn Relays DMR Champion (2007) ... Ran for team USA in Beijing, China, for 1,500m at World Junior Championships (2006).

Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sport management... Born on December 22, 1988 ... Daughter of Victor and Donna Tauro.

Personal Bests

Event Time Date
800m (I) 2:08.77 2-7-09
Mile (I) 4:38.71 3-7-09
3,000m (I) 9:35.60 1-31-09
800m (O) 2:08.32 3-21-09
1,500m (O) 4:18.25 5-2-09
Mile (O) 4:51.21 4-10-10
5,000m (O) 16:32.27 4-8-11