Dani Peterson
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Salt Lake City, 
Last School
Skyline High School
Roster Years

Before BYU

  • Four-year letterwinner in basketball
  • Two-time team MVP
  • Four-year starter
  • Team captain in 2007-08
  • Named 2008 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Team won 5A Championship in 2006 and 2008 and finished second in 2007
  • Named 5A Tournament MVP
  • Current state record-holder in individual field goal percentage with 64.8 (140-216) in 2006-07 season
  • Three-time Salt Lake Tribune 5A First Team All State
  • Two-time 5A All Tournament Team
  • 2008 Deseret Morning News 5A MVP
  • Two-time Deseret Morning News Second Team All State
  • 2008 McDonalds All-America nominee
  • 2007 End of the Trail All-Tournament Team
  • 2007 Adidas All-American Camp All-Star
  • 2005 Pacific Coast Shootout All-Tournament Team
  • played for the Salt Lake Metro Basketball Club in 2006 and 2007 and with the Utah Storm Basketball Club in 2005
  • Three-year letterwinner in soccer
  • Team captain in 2007-08 season


  • Parents are John and Linda Peterson
  • Has three siblings
  • Cousin Michael Peterson was a member of the 2010-11 baseball team


Yr G/GS    FG-FGA %    3-pts %     FT-FTA %     Pts.  Reb.  A.  To.   Bl.  St.   
09 16/0    11-36.306   0-2 .000   10-14 .714    32    24    0    7     5    3     
10 30/0    41-110.373  1-18 .056   7-16 .438    90    75   10   22    10    5   
11 34/0    61-132.462  4-25 .160   9-16 .563   135   104   17   21    22   17
TLS 80/0 113-278.406   5-45 .111  26-46 .565   257   203   27   50    37   25
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2008-2009

  • Final player notes
  • Played in 16 games off the bench, of those contests eight were nonconference and eight were MWC contests
  • Came off the bench to score eight points, all in the first half in the home win vs. UNLV on 2/21/09 for season and career bests in the points category
  • In that same game recorded two blocks for season and career highs
  • Scored four points for her fourth four-point performance of the year at SDSU on 01/24/09
  • Grabbed a new season and career high five boards at Portland on 1/03/09
  • Tied her season best four points at Long Beach St., on 12/20/08
  • Picked up four points and four in the home opener against Oregon on 11/21/08 Averaged 6.8 minutes of playing time, playing a season high 13 minutes in three contests, at SDSU; vs. UNLV and vs. SDSU
  • Recorded a total of 32 points and 24 rebounds
  • Was perfect from the line 2-2 in three games at Long Beach St., vs. CSU and at SDSU Named MWC Academic All-Conference
Sophmore Year 2009-2010

  • Final player notes
  • Finished the year tied for fourth place on the team in the blocked shots category with a total of 10
  • Ranked fifth in offensive rebounds with 34 on the year
  • Played a season high 20 minutes in the win over Wyoming on 3/25/10 in the third round of the WNIT picking up two points and three rebounds including two offensive boards
  • Came off the bench in the win over AF on 2/13/10 recording six points and three rebounds in 13 minutes of action
  • Grabbed five rebounds in the road game at TCU on 2/3/10 which tied for team highs
  • Dished out two assists in the road win at Utah on 1/30/10 for season and career highs in that category
  • Played in 30 of the 33 games on the year
  • Had one block in the road contest at Utah State on 12/19/09
  • Grabbed season and career highs in rebounds with nine at Montana State on 11/20/09 and also scored eight points after coming off the bench for 13 minutes of playing time
  • In the first road game of the season at Washington on 11/13/09 saw eight minutes of action where she grabbed one defensive rebound
  • Came off the bench to score 10 points in the home opener on 11/13/09 vs. UVU marking her first double figure contest of her career and of the season, the 10 points scored marked season and career highs
  • Named MWC Academic All-Conference
Junior Year 2010-2011

  • Final player notes
  • Played in all games
  • Finished the year ranked third in blocked shots and fifth in offensive rebounds
  • Ranked fourth in field goal percentage (.462, 61-132)
  • Averaged nearly 15 minutes of playing time off the bench
  • Had 10 points and nine rebounds in the home win over USU on 3/19/11 in the second round of the WNIT for her second season and third overall double figure game, the rebounds tied for team, game and for season and career highs
  • Grabbed four rebounds and had three blocks in the home win over Denver on 3/17/11 in the first round of the WNIT, the blocks were season and career highs
  • Recorded six rebounds in the win at CSU on 2/23/11, which are the most in league play
  • Grabbed three rebounds in the home win over TCU on 2/19/11
  • Had nine points in the win over Utah on 1/12/11, the most in league play to date Scored eight points in 15 minutes in the home game vs. UNLV on 1/5/11
  • Was one of two BYU players grabbing seven boards in the home game vs. Montana St., on 12/30/10 while also tying her season and career record in blocks with two Picked up season and career highs in points with 12 in the win over Portland St., on 12/18/10 after scoring eight points in the first half
  • Had two blocks for season highs which also tie for career highs in the win over Weber State on 12/11/10
  • Tallied eight points in the road game at UVU on 12/9/10 for season highs and also grabbed eight rebounds to tie for team highs as well as season highs
  • Grabbed five rebounds in the home win over USU on 11/23/10
  • Picked up seven points and six rebound in the game at Duke on 11/13/10
  • In the MWC all games final notes, finished ranked 12th in blocked shots
Senior Year 2011-2012

  • Finished her final year averaging 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting 57 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent at the free throw line
  • Placed third on the team in offensive and defensive rebounds and in blocked shots
  • Recorded her third season and career double-double with a team-high 18 points and 12 rebounds in the WCC Championship game vs. Gonzaga, the points were career bests and marked the ninth double digit outing of the year and the 12th of her career
  • Named to the WCC All-Tournament team
  • Finished the season in the WCC ranked seventh in blocks, 11th in defensive rebounds and 14th in rebounding
  • Recorded her second season and career double-double with 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds in the home game vs. Santa Clara, the boards were career bests
  • Dished out five assists in the home game vs. San Francisco setting new career highs in that category
  • Picked up new season and career bests in steals with three in the road game at LMU
  • Had season and career highs in blocks with five in the game at Portland
  • Recorded her first ever double-double with 14 points and 10 boards vs. Syracuse at the Hukilau Invitational on 12/3/11 with the rebounds being season and career highs, the points were her third this year and the fifth of her career.
  • For the second straight time recorded double digits in scoring with 15 for team highs in the game vs. Wisconsin and her fourth overall
  • Started in her first game in the home opener vs. No. 8 Duke picking up two points, four rebounds and one assist
  • Nsmed to the WCC Commissioner's Bronze Honor Roll
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year