Danielle (Smith) Walker
Women's Basketball, 1987-91
Walker presently stands as Ferris' career rebounding leader (856) and fifth-leading all-time scorer (1,330). She garnered honorable mention All-GLIAC honors in 1990-91 after leading Ferris to a 13-14 overall record and an 8-8 conference mark. Walker, who led the Bulldogs in both scoring and rebounding three consecutive seasons, had a team-high 41 steals in 1989-90 and the squad's best blocked shots figure (10) in 1990-91. Her 14.8 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per contest averages as a sophomore (1988-89) both stand among Ferris' best sophomore class marks in history. She also registered the school's fourth-best rebounding average (7.8 rpg) for a freshman in 1987-88. The 5-10 Oak Park native was twice (1989-91) named the squad's Most Valuable Player Award winner. Walker, who played for both Pat Dolan and Lori Hyman during her Bulldog career, served as FSU's team co-captain as a senior. She led Ferris to a 39-69 (.361) overall record in her four seasons. Walker was Ferris' Most Improved Player Award recipient in 1987-88. A versatile player, she also ranks among the program's career leaders in field goals (6th - 531), free throws (5th - 268), steals (4th - 167) and blocks (7th - 37). In her junior season, Walker led Ferris in scoring 12 times in 27 outings. She was Ferris' leading points getter in 13 contests as a senior while ranking among the GLIAC's overall statistical leaders in both scoring and rebounding. Walker was a two-time all-state, all-league and all-area honoree at Royal Oak Shrine before coming to Ferris State and since has became a teacher. She and her husband, Ferris men's basketball alum, Jarvis Walker, have three children and live in Norton Shores, Mich.