Danielle Scott played an incredible 19 seasons for the U.S. Women’s National Team and sustained excellence at the highest level. She is one of only four volleyball players – male or female – to have participated in five Olympic Games.
Danielle’s career also included four FIVB World Cup appearances, three FIVB World Championships selections and 11 FIVB World Grand Prix tournaments.
Danielle joined the U.S. Women’s National Team on a full-time basis in 1994 and retired from the international game in 2013 during an exhibition series with Japan on the campus of her alma mater, Long Beach State.
From her international debut to retirement, she earned many accolades and medals. Danielle was selected Best Blocker at the 2000 Olympic Games. She sparked the Americans to the 2001 FIVB World Grand Prix title as she was honored with the MVP, Best Scorer and Best Blocker awards. In the following year, she led the U.S. to the 2002 FIVB World Championship silver medal and named Best Blocker.
Danielle was the Team USA flag bearer at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio. Later that year, the Americans finished third at the 2007 FIVB World Cup. Team USA claimed silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
After missing all of 2010 while pregnant with her daughter Julianne, Danielle worked herself back into shape and helped Team USA win gold at the 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix and silver at the 2011 FIVB World Cup. Danielle was selected to her fifth Olympic Games at the age of 39 and earned her second consecutive Olympic silver medal.
Danielle was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2016.