Danielle Pfeifer
Danielle  Pfeifer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
McAuley

Event:
Mid-Distance

Elig (In/Out):
SR/SR


07/28/2016

Team, Eight Wolverines Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

All-Academic Awards for Women's Track & Field, Eight Individuals

01/14/2016

In the Spotlight: Danielle Pfeifer

Women's Track & Field Spotlight: Danielle Pfeifer

07/23/2015

Michigan, Six Individuals Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Recognition

Women's Track and Field Team, Six Earn All-Academic Honors

07/08/2015

Fifty-Seven Wolverines Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Fifty-Seven Wolverines Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

05/22/2015

Handler, Finn, Pfeifer Earn Capital One Academic All-District Honors

Women's Track & Field Trio Earns Academic All-District Honors

Last Updated: July 29, 2016

At Michigan
• Three-time USTFCCCA All-America first team, 2014, '15, '16 (distance medley relay)
• Two-time Big Ten Champion (Distance Medley Relay; 2014, '16)
• Member of the school record-setting 4x400-meter relay team (3:33.42)
• Two-time All-Big Ten first team honoree (2014, '16) and one-time second team (2015), (indoor, distance medley relay)
• Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2014, '15, '16)
• Four-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree (2013, '14, '15, '16)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015)
• Four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2013-14-15-16)

Outdoor
• Ran 2:07.71 in the prelims of the 800-meter run at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (May 26)
• Scored twice at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 14-15), running the third leg of the fifth place, school record-setting 4x400-meter relay team (3:33.42) which clinched a share of the conference title, and also ran 2:07.44 to finish fourth in the 800-meter run
• Ran a season-best 2:05.75 at the Payton Jordan Invitational (May 1) 800-meter race
• Competed in the 1,500-meter race finishing with a new personal-best time of 4:22.97 in the collegiate open section of the Mt. SAC Relays (April 15)
• Finished third in the first section of the 800-meter race (2:08.27) and also ran the second leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay team (3:41.19) at the Long Beach Invitational (April 16).
• Scored and placed second in both the 800-meter race (2:07.13) and the 4x400m relay (3:41.02) helping U-M to win the Battle of the Blues (April 2)
• Finished third in the 800-meter run (2:07.90) at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 25-26) and helped clinch fifth place in the 4 x 400-meter relay (3:47.55)

Senior (2016)
Indoor
• Earned All-America honors for the third time in her career by running the 800 meter leg of Michigan's third-place Distance Medley Relay (10:59.05) at the NCAA Championships (March 11)
• Member of the 2016 Big Ten Championship Team
• Scored twice at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27), medaling with a third place in the 800-meter race (2:05.94) while also running the 800 leg of the DMR, helping U-M regain its crown in 11:09.89 while also competing on the 4x400-meter relay
• Helped set a season-best DMR time of 10:58.25 while running the 800-meter in 2:05 at the Alex Wilson Invitational (Feb. 20)
• At the SPIRE Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 12-13) competed in the 800-meter race finishing third with a time of 2:05.76 and in the 600-meter race finishing second with a new personal record of 1:29.69
• Competed in three events at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 5-6), the 800-meter race finishing first (2:06.38), the 4x400m relay finishing fourth (3:42.14), and the 4,000-meter DMR finishing first (11:23.93)
• Finished second in the 600-meter race (1:30.72) and the 4x400m relay (3:45.39) helping U-M to win the Notre Dame Invitational (Jan. 23)
• Placed third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:11.58 and helped a 4x400m relay team to a first place finish (3:58.13) at the Hillsdale Winter Opener (Jan. 9)
• Won the 800-meter run in 2:11.12 at the GVSU Holiday Open (Dec. 4)

Junior (2015)
• First team All-American in the distance medley relay (3rd place)

Outdoor
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 28-30), finished fifth in the first round of the 800-meter race (May 28), running 2:06:60 and ran 2:07:58 in the second round of the 800-meter race (May 29)
• Ran 2:09.08 in 800-meter prelims at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17)
• Finished third in the 800-meter race at UVA Challenge (April 17-18), running a personal-best 2:05.46; also ran in the 1,500-meter race
• Won the 800-meter race in 2:07.72, and also ran on the winning 4x400m relay team at the CAL-UVA Tri Meet (April 3-4)
• Ran 2:07.51 to claim runner-up honors in the 800-meter race at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (March 27-28), where she also ran in the 4x400m relay

Indoor
• Ran the 800 meter leg of the distance medley relay to help U-M to 3rd place at the NCAA Championships (March 13-14), finishing in 10:58.64
• Earned a runner-up finish in the 800-meter race at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-28), setting a new PR (2:04.59) while also competing on the 4x400m relay team and helping the Distance Medley Relay to a runner-up finish
• Ran the 800 meter leg of the Distance Medley Relay at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational (Feb. 21), finishing in 11:03.23
• Won the 600-meter race at the Spire Invitational (Feb. 14), crossing at 1:31.14
• Finished seventh in the 800-meter race at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7), running 2:06.10
• Won the 600-meter race at the Dual Meet vs. Michigan State (Jan. 31) with a PR time of 1:30.66
• Finished runner-up in the 600-meter race at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 17), finishing in 1:32.39

Sophomore (2014)

Outdoor
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 29-31), finished 25th in the 800-meter run (2:06.59)
• At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 16-18), placed fourth in the 800-meter run (2:07.32, 2:06.99p) and ran the third leg of the eighth place 4x400-meter relay (3:44.69)
• At the Toledo Invitational (May 9), finished third in the 800-meter run (2:11.96)
• At the Payton Jordan Invitational (May 4), finished fifth in Section 4 of the 800-meter run (2:06.68)
• At the Beach Invitational (April 19), won the 800-meter run Invitational (2:06.82)
• At the Mt. SAC Relays (April 18), finished 20th in the Open Division of the 1,500-meter run (4:25.84)
• At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 5), finished second in the 800-meter run (2:07.61)
• At the Raleigh Relays (March 28-29), ran the last leg of the winning 4x800-meter relay (8:44.12) and finished 19th in the invitational 1,500-meter run (4:32.31)

Indoor
• At the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 14-15), ran the 800 meter leg of the distance medley relay that took fifth (11:14.60)
• At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-March 1), ran the 800 meter leg of the distance medley relay that won U-M's 11th-straight Big Ten title (11:12.52) and finished fourth in the open 800-meter run (2:07.32)
• At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 14-15), ran the second leg of the 14th-place 4x400-meter relay (3:50.57) and the third leg of the winning distance medley that set a new SPIRE record (11:00.20)
• At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7-8), finished eighth in the 800-meter run (2:10.55) and second in the 1,000-meter run (2:50.36)
• At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 18), finished sixth in the 800-meter run (2:12.46, 2:10.95#)

Freshman (2013)
• USTFCCCA All-Academic
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner

Outdoor
• At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 10-12), finished 21st in the 800-meter run (2:12.69)
• At the Toledo Invitational (May 2-3), took sixth in the 800-meter run (2:12.27) and ran the second leg of the fifth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:50.30)
• At the Penn Relays (April 25-27), ran the third leg of the 4x800-meter relay that placed fourth (8:25.95)
• At the Kansas Relays (April 18-20), finished fourth in the 800-meter run (2:09.69)
• At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 6), finished runner up in the 800-meter run (2:08.72)
• At the Raleigh Relays (March 29-30), ran the second leg of the 4x800-relay which finished first in record time (8:33.54) and placed eighth in section 3 of the 1,500-meter run (4:32.63)
• At the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational (March 22-23), finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run (4:34.95) and ran the second leg of the 'B' 4x400-relay which finished fourth (3:54.54)

Indoor
• At the Notre Dame Wilson Invitational (March 1-2), finished 12th in the 800-meter run (2:07.26)
• At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-23), finished seventh in the 800-meter run (2:06.96, 2:06.63 prelim)
• At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 8-9), finished 14th in the 800-meter run (2:08.22)
• At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 1-2), finished 13th in the mile run (4:56.92)
• Against Michigan State (Jan. 26), finished fourth (2:10.86) in the 800-meter run
• At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19), finished seventh in the 800-meter run (2:16.77) and ran the third leg of the 'D' 4x400-meter relay that took ninth (4:08.64)
• At the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (Jan. 11), started the 800-meter run but did not finish

Prep
• Graduated from McAuley High School (2012)
• National Honor Society
• History Honor Society
• Student Council member
• Northwest Exchange Student of the Month recipient
• Member of Key Club and Women in Medicine

Cross Country
• Three-year varsity letter-winner (2009, '10, '11)

Track & Field
• Four-year varsity letter-winner (2009, '10, '11, '12)
• Four-time Girls Greater Cincinnati League All-Conference selection (2009, '10, '11, '12)
• Four-time All-District selection (2009, '10, '11, '12)
• Four-time All-Region selection (2009, '10, '11, '12)
• Four-time 800-meter Regional champion (2009, '10, '11, '12)
• Member of the school-record holding 4x200-meter relay team (2009)
• Finished third in the 800-meter run at the outdoor state meet (2010)
• All-State (2010, '11, '12)
• Three-time Girls Greater Cincinnati League Runner of the Year (2010, '11, '12)
• Finished second in the 800-meter run at the outdoor state meet (2011, '12)
• Two-time 800-meter indoor state champion (2011, '12)
• Two-time Sportswoman of the Year (2011, '12)
• Set school records in the 400-meter run and 4x400-meter relay (2011)
• Holds the Cincinnati record in the 800-meter run and the 1,600-meter run (2012)
• Set school records in the 4x800-meter relay, 1,600-meter run and 800-meter run (2012)
• Athlete of the Year (2012)
• LaRosa's Most Valuable Player finalist (2012)
• Competed at USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships (2012)

Personal
• Enrolled in the School of Nursing
• Majoring in nursing
• Daughter of Tim and Julie Pfeifer
• Born December 22, 1993

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Event Time Date
600m (I) 1:29.69 2-12-16
800m (I) 2:04.59 2-28-15
Mile (I) 4:56.92 2-2-13
1,000m (O) 2:50.36 2-7-14
800m (O) 2:05.46 4-18-15
1,500m (O) 4:22.97 4-15-16

p = preliminary round


 



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