Dani Bunch
Dani Bunch

RS Senior

Mahomet, Ill.

High School:
Mahomet-Seymour HS




Tuesday Track Tidbits

The Boilermakers will head to the Kentucky Relays this weekend.


Purdue and Indiana Take on Notre Dame and Louisville at Border Wars

The Boilermakers compete Saturday in the four-team scored meet.


Boilers Add to Top Fives at Texas State

Coy Blair had a huge day in the shot put with a top 10 national throw.


Track & Field Heads to Texas

The Boilermakers head back to warm weather after last week's cancellation.


Track & Field Set to Host Home Opener - *UPDATE: CANCELLED*

The two-day Mike Poehlein is set for Friday and Saturday at Rankin Track and Field.

IndoorSchool Record Shot Put Throw | School Record Weight Throw

2013: Won the silver medal at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the shot put and weight throw ... won the Big Ten Championship in the outdoor shot put with a school-record throw of 17.13m (56-02.25) and was the first Purdue woman to break the 17m mark ... broke the shot put indoor school record with a toss of 16.70m (54-09.50) at the IU Relays where she finished second ... won the shot put at the SPIRE Invite with a throw of 16.60m (54-05.50) ... threw 16.55m (54-03.50) at the Big Ten Championships ... won the shot put at the Purdue/Indiana Dual and the Gene Edmonds Cup ... has second-best weight throw mark in program history as she tossed 21.61m (70-10.75) at the Big Ten Championships where she finished second ... mark is one centimeter shy of program record ... won the weight throw at the Gene Edmonds Cup, SPIRE Invite and Purdue/Indiana Dual ... finished 13th at the NCAA Championships ... also had four second-place finishes on the season ... finished eighth in the country in the outdoor shot put with a mark of 16.83m (55-02.75) and scored a point for the Purdue women at the NCAA Championships ... finished sixth at the NCAA East Regional in the shot put ... won the event at the Dave Rankin Invite ... finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships in the hammer throw with a personal record mark of 57.97m (190-02) ... won the event at the Dave Rankin Invite ... qualified for the NCAA East Regionals where she finished 32nd ... also competed in the discus two times, including a first-place finish at the Dave Rankin Invite with a mark of 48.86m (160-04).

2012: Big Ten Champion in the weight throw (indoors) and shot put (outdoors). Was a repeat Big Ten Champion in the weight throw. Named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Championships for the indoor season. Set the school-record in the indoor shot put by throwing 16.65m (54-07.50) at the Wisconsin Last Chance Meet (3/2). Placed first at the Purdue Invitational (1/7) in the shot-put throwing 15.79 meters and in the 20-pound weight throw throwing 19.06 meters. Took second in shot-put at the Wisconsin Last Chance Meet (3/2), the Big Teen Indoor Championships (2/25) the Boilermaker Invite (2/18) and the Meyo Invitational (2/4). Captured first in the 20 pound weight throw at both the Big Ten Indoor Championships and the Boilermaker Invite. Placed first at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational (4/20-4/21) in the shot put and the hammer thrown. Took first in the hammer throw at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (3/30-3/31) and second in the shot-put. Also placed fifth in the discus.

2011: Big Ten Champion in the weight throw as a freshman ...

Did not compete her first season at Purdue.

Four-year varsity letterwinner at Mahomet-Seymour High School; five-time Illinois State High School Shot Put Champion, winning the state title three times indoors and twice outdoors and set the state record for both; threw the shot put 15.56 meters (51-00.75) and the discus 43.43 meters (142-06); placed fourth in the shot put outdoors as a sophomore and placed ninth and second in the discus as a junior and senior; holds the school records in both the shot put and discus; two-time Gatorade Illinois Girls' High School Athlete of the Year and USA Today All-USA Girls' High School Track Team honoree; five-time all-conference award winner; won three varsity letters in volleyball and basketball, earning all-conference honors in both.

Daniella Lynnette Bunch was born May 16, 1991, in Mahomet, Ill.; is the daughter of Debbie and Daniel Bunch; has one brother, Derek; enjoys doing outdoors activities and watching scary movies; majoring in biology.