Clemson, S.C. — Clemson women’s basketball head coach Amanda Butler announced the addition of former Michigan point guard Danielle Rauch to the 2023-24 roster on Monday.
In what is certainly an unconventional career trajectory, Rauch joins Team 49 after spending the 2022-23 season as a graduate manager at Clemson. Thanks to an NCAA women’s basketball rule that essentially states that graduate managers are not required to forfeit eligibility to serve in that role, her graduate manager year served as a red-shirt season and she has one year of eligibility remaining.
At Michigan, Rauch earned four varsity letters and led Michigan to a Sweet 16 appearance as a junior and Elite 8 appearance as a senior. She played in 97 games with 40 starts, including 32 starts in 2021-22. Off the court, Rauch was named three-time Academic All-Big Ten, CoSIDA Academic All-District, was Michigan’s female winner of the Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in her career.
Rauch joins a signing class that includes NJCAA First Team All-American Nya Valentine and WJCAC All-Conference player Danna Grenald, as well as Pitt transfer Dayshanette Harris and Lehigh transfer Mackenzie Kramer.