Name: Danielle Hansen
Position: 2
Sport: Rowing
Classification: Legs, Trunk and Arms Four with Coxswain
Height: 6-1
Weight: 160
DOB: 10/16/1993
Birthplace: Modesto, Calif.
Hometown: Patterson, Calif.
High School: Patterson High School (Patterson, Calif.) ‘12
College: University of Washington ’16, Psychology and Communications
Coach(es): Ellen Minzner
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver (LTAMix4+)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – silver (LTAMix4+)
  • Years of participation: 2014, 2015
  • Medals: 2 (2 silver)
  • Silver – 2014 (LTAMix4+), 2015 (LTAMix4+)
Personal: Hansen chose rowing because it was the only sport a coach would let her play with Erb’s Palsy in her arm. Her parents are the most influential people in her sporting career because they have worked hard their entire lives and always stay humble, persevere through setbacks and put God first....Daughter of Philip and Sharon Hansen…Has four sisters, Dayna, Hailey, Jayme and Jessica…She lists her hobbies as going to church and the beach, rowing, playing guitar and ukulele and hanging out with her friends and family… She finished first place at the 2014 Pac-12 Championship in the University of Washington’s novice eight.