Danielle (Kittelson) Peterson
Danielle graduated from RLHS in 1986 as a 3-sport star in fast-pitch softball, volleyball and basketball. In fast pitch she led Rice Lake to three conference championships in 1984, 85 and 86. She was MVP for all four years. Danielle compiled a pitching record of 44 wins and 17 losses. She won 11 games as a sophomore, 11 as a junior and had a 16-3 record as a senior. She pitched 5 no-hitters; 3 as a junior. She struck out 81 batters as junior and 122 as a senior. Danielle led the team in hitting as a freshman with a .486 batting avg. and followed that with an average of .426 her sophomore year. She graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a degree in physical education. She was a 4-year letter winner in softball, a 2-year All-American, and the 1990 MVP in the Iowa Conference as a pitcher and a catcher. After a 14-3 pitching record her senior season, with a 0.89 earned run avg. her college career record was 25-9 with a 0.78 ERA. She also established a school record with 16 home runs. Luther advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament and placed 4th. On October 21, 2000, Kittelson was inducted into the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame.