Danielle Kaminaka was the starting third baseman on the LMU softball team from 2001-05. A three-time first team All-Pacific Coast Softball Conference performer during her collegiate career, Kaminaka also won PCSC Player of the Year and National Fastpitch Coaches Association Pacific All-Region honors in 2004 when she set then school records with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs. In 2005, Kaminaka's senior year, she won the PCSC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, was awarded first team Academic All-District honors, while helping LMU to its second conference title and the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. At the time of her induction, Kaminaka ranked second in career doubles (43), home runs (47), slugging percentage (.623), on-base percentage (.434) and walks (110); third in career runs (140) and RBIs (149), fifth in career hits (213) and sixth in career batting average (.326). After graduating from LMU in 2006 with her bachelor's degree in English, Kaminaka spent two years teaching English in Japan. She returned to LMU as a graduate assistant coach from 2008-2012 while also earning her master's degree in English literature from LMU in 2010.