5 Dana Mitchell
5 Dana Mitchell
Height: 6-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairless Hills, Pa.
High School: Pennsbury
Position: F

As A Bonnie
Three-time All-Conference selection ... tabbed as a 2009 preseason All-Conference first team selection ... became just the fifth player in program history to be named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference second team twice in her career ... athletic wing with a penchant to fill up the basket in bunches ... developed into one of the elite scorers in the Atlantic 10 and throughout the nation ... excellent touch around the bucket with extended range stretching to the three-point arc ... boasts tremendous court awareness and basketball IQ ... has the ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the rim at ease ... developed a solid back-to-the-basket game ... joined the starting five in 86 of 94 career contests ... ranks 5th all-time with 1,463 points following three seasons of play ... sits among the program's best in field goal percentage (49.9/3rd), made free throws (421/3rd), free throw percentage (81.2/5th), double figure scoring games (83/4th) and 20-point scoring efforts (22/t-5th) ... owns career marks of 15.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest ... eclipsed the double-digit plateau in 83 games over the last three years ... joins seven other women in the 1,000 point and 500 rebound club with 1463 points (5th) and 549 rebounds (6th)

As A Junior (2008-09)
Landed on the All-Atlantic 10 second team for the second consecutive year ... named Buffalo FAN Awards Women's Western New York College Player of the Year ... posted 527 points for second in the Atlantic 10 conference ... averaged 15.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest ... led in scoring in 19 games ... became the third in school history to notch 500 points in a single season more than once ... etched several single-season school records including points (527/6th), made field goals, (199/4th), made free throws (122/9th), and rebounds (191/15th) ... scored in double digits in all but three games ... boasted double figures in 31 out of a possible 34 games, including 20-straight to end the season... had eight performances of 20 or more points in a game ... place among A-10 players in field goal percentage (50.3/7th) and free throw percentage (81.9/4th) ... produced 14 game-high rebounding performances ... grappled down at least seven boards in 10 games ... downed at least seven boards in 10 games ... led the team in made field goals and free throws, and rebounds ... piled up averages of 15.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, while placing second on the team with a 50.3 shooting percentage ... grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds in the season opener against Binghamton (Nov. 14) ... stuffed the stat sheet with 27 points, eight rebounds and two assists against Oakland University (Nov. 30) ... collected a career-high four steals at Marist (Dec. 20) ... knocked in a season-high 27 points against La Salle (Jan. 10) going 12-for-17 from the floor ...also landed a season-high12 field goals against the Explorers ... shut down UMass (Jan. 17) and GWU (Feb. 21) with two blocked shots ... tossed up a game-high 22 points to shut down Saint Joseph's (Feb. 8) ... tossed out five assists against George Washington (Feb. 21) an Charlotte (Feb. 28) for career highs ... also turned in eight 100 percent free throw performances topping at 9-for-9 in the first round of the A-10 tournament against Saint Joseph's (Mar. 6) ... was the leading scorer in every WNIT game, boasting 12 points and eight rebounds against Big 10 foe Wisconsin (Mar. 26)

As A Sophomore (2007-08)
Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference second team ... became the third Bonnie and fifth sophomore ever to capture the A-10 scoring crown with a league-best 18.1 points per game ... also ranked 36th in the nation in scoring ... turned in the best Bona scoring average since the 1998-99 season ... one of nine Bonnies all-time to surpass the 500-point mark in a single-season with 543 tallies ... approached the pinnacle of several single-season school records, including points (543/5th), made field goals (202/3rd), made free throws (132/7th) and rebounds (192/14th) ... compiled averages of 18.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, while shooting a team-best 47.6 percent from the floor ... led the team in points, rebounds, made free throws, free throw percentage and blocks ... placed among the A-10's best in field goal percentage (47.6/11th), free throw percentage (81.0/7th), rebounds (6.4/13th) and offensive rebounds (2.4/11th) ... one of two Bonnies to start and appear in all 30 contests ... reached the double digit mark in every contest but one (29-of-30) ... finished second in the A-10 with 11 contests of 20 or more points ... led in scoring in all but eight games ... recorded six double-doubles for the sixth best total in the conference ... hauled down at least seven boards on 12 occasions ... connected on seven or more field goals in a single-game 18 times ... captured MVP honors at the St. Bona Shootout after posting 22 points in a victory over Binghamton (Nov. 17) ... registered first double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 rebounds vs. Niagara (Nov. 20) ... averaged 21.5 tallies over a two-game stretch at the Florida Atlantic Holiday Classic to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team ... connected on 10-of-13 shots from the floor at Colgate (Dec. 20) for 20 points ... recorded back-to-back scoring efforts of 27 and 28 points at IPFW (Dec. 23) and Binghamton (Dec. 29), respectively ... garnered an A-10 Player of the Week honor for the period ending December 31 following a 28-point and 10-rebound outburst against the Bearcats ... knocked down a season and career-high 12 field goals against Ivy League champion Cornell (Jan. 4) to post a personal-best 34 tallies ... one of nine players in the league to exceed the 30-point level ... notched fourth double-double of the season with 24 points and 11 boards at Rhode Island (Jan. 19) ... poured in 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting vs. Fordham (Jan. 23) ...dished out a career-best three assists against La Salle (Jan. 26) to go along with 16 in the scoring column ...calmly drained a pair of free throws with 0.2 second remaining to seal a one-point victory over Duquesne (Jan. 30) in the Reilly Center ... also added 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals ... matched a career-high 12 rebounds and tallied 10 points for fifth double-double of the year against Richmond (Feb. 6) ... filled the books with 18 points, nine rebounds, two assists and three steals in Charlotte (Feb. 9) during a narrow loss in A-10 action ... notched 13 points in just 16 minutes of action to complete the season sweep over the Dukes (Feb. 13) ... collected final double-double of the year with 14 points and 11 caroms to push for a win against nationally ranked George Washington (Feb. 16) ... reached 20 points for the 11th time vs. Saint Louis (Feb. 24) by tallying 21 points and five rebounds in victory ... stuffed the stat sheet with 18 tallies, eight rebounds and three pilfers against Xavier (Mar. 1).

As A Freshman (2006-07)
Appeared in 30 games, starting the final 22 contests ... selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team ... received A-10 Rookie of the Week honors four times ... averaged 13.1 points per game to lead the team and rank 15th in the conference ... third among A-10 freshmen in scoring and fourth in rebounding (5.5) ... ranked fifth in the league and first among freshmen with a 52.8 field goal percentage ... her 80.7 free throw percentage and 2.6 offensive boards per game both finished sixth in the conference ... reached double figure scoring in 22 of initial 30 collegiate contests ... only failed to reach double digit points three times in the last 19 outings ... averaged 14.9 points per game in league play ... had 11 games with at least 15 points ... registered four 20+ point scoring efforts ... led the team in scoring 12 times and rebounding seven times ... averaged 18.5 points and 7.0 rebounds over two games at the Wagner Holiday Tournament en route to the Tournament MVP ... scored a team-high 17 points and collected seven boards in a win vs. Siena (Nov. 11) in collegiate debut ... was the only Bonnie to finish in double-figures against nationally ranked Bowling Green (Dec. 9) with 11 points and six rebounds ... notched first 20+ point scoring performance of the season with 22 on 8-of-11 shooting from the floor in a win over Cornell (Dec. 29) ... recorded 15 points and nine rebounds in a defeat of Rider (Dec. 30) ... sank 10-of-13 shots from the field en route to a 23-point performance against Albany (Jan. 2) ... hauled down a season-high 10 boards to go along with nine points against Duquesne (Jan. 9) in first introduction to A-10 play ... scored a team-high 18 points against LaSalle (Jan. 18) ... had 16 points, including 14 in the second half, in a win over Dayton (Feb. 2) ... registered 20 points and six rebounds at Saint Louis (Feb. 8) in a season-high 36 minutes ... finished one-point shy of first career double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds against #8/9 George Washington (Feb. 11) ... posted back-to-back 19-point efforts at Saint Joseph's (Feb. 15) and vs. Duquesne (Feb. 18), respectively ... recorded a season-high 32 points and 10 caroms in a victory over Rhode Island (Feb. 22) for first career double-double ... tallied 16 points on 6-10 shooting from the field vs. Charlotte (Feb. 25).

High School
As a four-year starter, Mitchell finished with a school record 1,757 career points, a figure that ranks third all-time in the Lower Bucks County girls basketball record books ... named the Philadelphia Inquirer 2005-06 Female Athlete of the Year ... as a senior in 2005-06, she led Pennsbury West High School to a school record 27 wins, a share of the Suburban One National Conference (SOL) Championship and a spot in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament ... established the school's all-time single-season scoring record with 746 points, an average of 24.1 points per game ... also averaged 11.1 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 2.0 assists per game... selected to the Pennsylvania AAAA All-State second team ... also named the Suburban One League Player of the Year and the Bucks County Courier Times Player of the Year ... scored 20 or more points 24 times and reached at least 30 points five times ... as a junior, averaged 20.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 3.0 assists per game ... helped guide the Falcons to a 17-9 record in 2004-05 ... led the conference with 20.8 points per game and earned a spot on the Suburban League first team ... first player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau as a junior ... played under head coach Donna Nicholson ... member of the AAU club Newtown Shamrocks.

Personal

Born on October 3, 1988 ... daughter of Lori Sullivan ... has one sister, Amy (12) ... standout soccer and volleyball player in high school, made evident by selection as the Philadelphia Inquirer 2005-06 Female Athlete of the Year ... All-State selection in volleyball as a senior ... All-District selection as a goalkeeper for Pennsbury ... led the Falcons to the state soccer semifinals in 2006, recording 14 shutouts ... National Honor Society member ... mother played basketball at Shippensburg (Pa.) University ... selected to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for academic achievement following freshman season ... marketing major.

CAREER HIGHS
Points 34  at Cornell (Jan. 4, 2008)
Rebounds 13  vs Binghamton (1/4/08) 
Assists  twice
Blocks  twice
Steals  at Temple (2/22/09)
Field Goals 13  vs. Rhode Island (Feb. 22, 2007)
Field Goals Attempted 20  Three Times
Free Throws 11  at IPFW (Dec. 23, 2007)
Free Throws Attempted 13  Twice
3-Pt Field Goals 2  at Charlotte (Feb. 8, 2008)
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted 3  Twice
Minutes 36  at Saint Louis (Feb. 8, 2007)

 

   

DANA MITCHELL'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year G/GS Min/Avg FG-A Pct 3PT-A Pct FT-A Pct Reb Ast TO Blk St Pts Avg
06-07 30-22 796/26.5 151-286 .528 3-13 .231 88-109 .807 166 25 47 1 15 393 13.1
07-08 30-30 851/28.4 202-424 .476 7-21 .333 132-163 .810 192 39 78 11 26 543 18.1
08-09  34-34     854/25.1    199-396 .503   7-17 .412 122-149 .819  191    43    95  13  26    527  15.5
Tot. 86-94 2501/26.6  552-1106 .499 17-51 .333 342-421 .812 549  107  220  25  67  1463  15.6