This past Saturday, Danielle Mauldin of the Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team became the school and West Coast Conference all-time career rebounding leader when she pulled down rebound number 1,123.
The previous records were held by Louella Tomlinson who had 1,121 (2007-11) and Jermisha Dosty with 1,121 (1998-2002). Both Tomlinson and Dosty are former Gaels.
Mauldin finished the game with another double-double her 16th of the year, putting her on par with the NCAA leaders. She has also led the NCAA in rebounds per game during this season and enters the week in 4th with 13.8 rpg.
Mauldin enters the upcoming week with 1,130 career rebounds and looks to shatter the previous mark and perhaps hold the career mark for years to come. The Gaels will play nine more WCC games, anywhere from 1 to 3 more WCC Tournament games, and most likely an NCAA or WNIT postseason appearance.
Mauldin is enjoying her finest season as a Gael, averaging 17.9 ppg and 13.8 rpg. The scoring average ranks her tied for second in the WCC (behind teammate Jackie Nared) and puts her on top of the rebounding list. She has had two 20pt/20reb games this season, including against nationally ranked and conference favorite Gonzaga as SMC defeated the Bulldogs to open the conference season.