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Feb 28, 2021

Clemson Athletics Black History: Danielle Hepburn

Danielle Hepburn was the ACC Player of the Year in 2008 when she was also named a third-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.  She became the first African-American Clemson volleyball player to make an All-America team and was just the second Tiger to make an All-America team in program history.

One of the most athletic volleyball players in Clemson history, she ranked second in the nation in blocks-per-set with 1.50 in 2008.

In addition to her third-team selection as an All-American in 2008, she was an honorable mention choice as a sophomore and a junior.  Additionally, she was a three-time AVCA All-Regional selection.

Hepburn’s junior year she led Clemson to a 29-4 record, the ACC Championship and a #22 final national ranking.  The Tigers also reached the NCAA Tournament in 2008.

Hepburn was inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.