Dani Tyler Named To Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame Class

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgDani Tyler, one of the most decorated student-athletes in Drake University history, will earn another honor this spring when she is inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame.The 21st MVC Hall of Fame class includes Tyler,  two long-time administrators in Bill Rowe (Missouri State) and Lois Patton (Evansville); two former track/cross country standouts in Mary Ellen Hill-Schupbach (Bradley) and Christian Goy (Illinois State); and Southern Illinois’ Darren Brooks.The league will conduct its annual Hall of Fame ceremony as part the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship next March 1-4. The March 2 festivities will begin with an 8:00 a.m. breakfast, followed by the induction ceremony at 8:30 a.m.Tyler, a native of River Forest, Ill., is the most recognized softball player in Drake and Missouri Valley Conference history, and she became first MVC player selected for the U.S. Olympic Team (1996).She helped lead United States to its first-ever gold medal in softball in 1996, hitting a home run against Australia and was also a starter on the USA team that earned a gold medal at the 1994 Pan American Qualifier.  Tyler was a member of the USA Softball National Team from 1994-2000 and was also an alternate on the US Gold Medal Olympic Team during the Sydney Olympics in 2000.  The Women’s USA National Team won gold medal in the 1998 World Championships.Tyler was a three-year starter for Drake and powered the Bulldogs to consecutive MVC Tournament titles (1993 and 1994), the first time in MVC history that had been accomplished. She was named Missouri Valley Conference Rookie of the Year in 1993; and was a unanimous first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selection in 1994 and 1995.  She was a member of the 1995 MVC All-Tournament team after hitting .556 and twice earned All-Midwest Region honors (1994 , 1995).As a sophomore in 1994, Tyler paced Drake to its second-consecutive MVC Tournament crown and the Bulldogs’ first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.  That year she set then Bulldogs and MVC single-season records for home runs (9), RBI (50), hits (73), at-bats (190) and fielding assists (169).  She remains Drake’s single season record holder for RBI, hits and at bats.  She also established then Drake career marks for homers (21), batting average (.395), RBI (115) and assists (444).  Tyler is Drake’s all-time leader in career batting average and assists, and she is second in RBI and sixth in home runs.She was the recipient of Drake’s Jerry Howlett Award in 1994 as Drake’s most outstanding overall athlete and is a member of the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.Tyler, who received bachelor of science degree in business administration (accounting) from Drake in 1997, also was honored by the school with the Drake Double-D Award in 2012.  She currently is a Partner at the CPA firm of Bansley and Kiener, LLP in Chicago.  She has won numerous athletic and humanitarian awards throughout the United States, has been a motivational speaker for several organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, and she is actively involved in several charitable and civic organizations throughout the Chicagoland area.”The Missouri Valley Conference has always been recognized for the great success of its athletics programs, with a rich history that dates back more than a century,” said Commissioner Doug Elgin. “Our MVC Hall of Fame has provided us with an opportunity to honor the student-athletes, coaches, administrators and contributors who have played important roles in the Conference and in intercollegiate athletics.”The individuals we will be honoring in the Class of 2018 are representative of the men and women who have preceded them in our Hall of Fame. They’ve brought significant honor to themselves, their institutions and to the Conference. We are truly humbled to have this opportunity to salute them for their achievements.  In a year in which we are celebrating 25 years of women’s athletics in the MVC, we’re excited to announce our six-person class, which includes three women who positively impacted women’s athletics at their institutions.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


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Posted On Sep 15 2019 by

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