Played in 26 games with three starts for the Cougars... averaged 6.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 24.1 minutes per contest... averaged 7.0 points per game during the regular season, ranking fourth among all freshmen in Conference USA... ranked 10th in C-USA in league games in 3-point percentage, shooting 33 percent (18-of-55) from beyond the arc... finished the season shooting 33 percent (59-of-181) from the field, 29 percent (26-of-89) from 3-point range and 60 percent (34-of-57) from the free-throw line... scored in double figures in six contests... averaged 12.2 points and shot 45 percent (13-of-29) from 3-point range over the final five games of the regular season... rattled off a career-best 24 points to carry Houston to a 66-53 victory over UCF (Feb. 26) on Senior Day at Hofheinz Pavilion... went 8-of-14 from the field, 4-of-6 from 3-point range and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe... the 24-point effort tied fellow freshman Amanda Lawson for the most points by a Houston freshman since Sha'Ratta Hawkins tallied 29 points against Rice on March 3, 2006... erupted for 17 points in Houston's narrow loss at East Carolina (Feb. 16)... went a perfect 5-of-5 from downtown, including back-to-back treys to give the Cougars a late lead... tallied 13 points and seven rebounds in the regular-season finale at Tulane (March 1)... posted 13 points off a 3-of-5 effort from 3-point range against SMU (Feb. 2)... recorded 12 points in a season-high 38 minutes of action against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 7)... went off for 16 points against McNeese State (Nov. 26) in the David Jones Classic... snapped an 0-4 skid from beyond the arc to begin her career with a 3-for-5 effort from 3-point range against the Cowgirls... posted eight points and four rebounds in collegiate debut against No. 25 Texas Tech (Nov. 16)... pulled down a career-high nine rebounds against Rice in the C-USA Championship First Round (March 7).
|Points||24||vs UCF (2/26/12)|
|FG||8||vs UCF (2/26/12)|
|FGA||16||vs Louisiana Tech (12/7/11)|
|3FG||5||at East Carolina (2/16/12)|
|3FGA||8||at Tulane (3/1/12)|
|FT||4,3x||vs. UCF (2/26/12)|
|FTA||4,8x||vs UCF (2/26/12)|
|Rebounds||9||vs. Rice (3/7/12)|
|Assists||2||vs. Oral Roberts (11/22/11)|
|Steals||2||at New Mexico (1/2/12)|
|Blocks||2||at UTSA (12/4/11)|
|Minutes Played||38||vs Louisiana Tech (12/7/11)|
Starred for St. Pius X High School for three seasons, helping lead the Panthers to a combined record of 84-25, including a district championship with a 32-4 record as a senior... finished career with 1,204 total points and 742 rebounds... averaged 15.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game as a senior... shot 46 percent (173-of-380) from the field, while sinking 42 3-pointers at a 41-percent clip during the 2010-11 season... recorded a dominating junior year with 15.6 points, 10.0 rebounds and 6.8 steals per contest... three-time TAPPS 5A all-state and all-district selection... named district tournament MVP all three years... earned a spot on the TAPPS 5A state basketball all-tournament team as a senior... also starred for three years on the volleyball squad, earning 5A TAPPS Volleyball Player of the Year honors... lettered one year on the track team, setting a school record in the high jump.
Danielle Bellena Parks is the daughter of Bellena and the late Darryl Parks... born on July 2, 1993, in New Orleans, La... has two siblings, Lakiesha (26) and Dione (22)... served on student council in high school, as well as the Houston Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse... career ambition is to become a pharmacist... enjoys reading, jet skiing, fishing and scuba diving in her free time.