Has great athleticism, court awareness and pass and serve skills ... Will contend for the libero and primary defensive specialist positions ... Had the best season of her career as a junior.
2005: Junior Season
Added depth to the KU defense ... Played in 21 and started seven of the Jayhawks' 30 matches in 2005 ... Averaged 1.50 digs per game in all 21 matches, including a 1.67 average in 15 Big 12 contests ... Registered double-digit kills in three matches ... Saw her first action of the season against UMKC on Aug. 27 ... Played in all three matches of the BYU/UVSC Challenge Sept. 1-2 ... Added two digs against Baylor on Sept. 24 ... Contributed two digs at #1 Nebraska (Oct. 26) ... Made her first career start against Colorado on Nov. 2 and totaled 11 digs and a career-high four aces against the Buffs ... Started and posted six digs at #24 Kansas State on Nov. 5 ... Set a new career best with 17 digs at Oklahoma on Nov. 9 ... Totaled five digs and three aces in KU's sweep of Texas Tech on Nov. 12 ... Added 11 digs at Texas A&M on Nov. 16 ... Contributed six digs against #16 UCLA in NCAA Tournament action on Dec. 2.
2004: Sophomore Season
Played a significant role in the Kansas defense with her pass and serve in the regular season ... Showed good court awareness and hustle ... Averaged 1.06 digs per game ... Saw first action of the season against North Texas and Oral Roberts on Sept. 4 ... Added three digs and an ace against the Mean Green ... Added three digs in the Holiday Inn/Jayhawk Classic Sept. 10-11 ... Saw the first full match of her career against No. 16 Kansas State on Oct. 6 and posted five digs and her first career kill ... Added three digs at Colorado on Oct. 9 ... Contributed four digs and recorded her first career assist at No. 18 Kansas State on Oct. 30 ... Added three digs in one game at Missouri on Nov. 3 ... Came in for the injured Jill Dorsey and played libero for two games (three digs, one ace) ... Got hot late in the season, registering a career-best nine digs at No. 11 Texas on Nov. 17.
2003: Freshman Season
Saw action in nine games in her freshman campaign ... Contributed a career-best four digs against Liberty in her first career appearance ... Saw action and recorded her first service ace on Sept. 13 against Creighton.
Attended Sacred Heart High School in Salina, Kan. ... A three sport standout at Sacred Heart, earning a total of 12 letters in volleyball, basketball and softball ... Named the volleyball team's MVP in 2001 and 2002... Also led the Knights to a conference championship in 2001... Coached in volleyball by Mary Pat Weese ... Played club volleyball for the Salina Juniors Konza Prairie.
Born February 3, 1985, in Hoxie, Kan. ... Parents are Rose and Jim Wittman ... Mother and father were athletes at Butler County C.C. and Fort Hays State, respectively ... Majoring in sports and fitness management ... Prefers to go by "Dani."