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Cedar Rapids Xavier's Caitlynn Daniels commits to UAB

Point guard was a 2nd-team all-stater as a sophomore

Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Caitlynn Daniels (4) drives around Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Mallory McDermott (10) last season. Daniels has committed to play at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Caitlynn Daniels (4) drives around Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Mallory McDermott (10) last season. Daniels has committed to play at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Caitlynn Daniels, a dynamic point guard from Cedar Rapids Xavier, has committed to play women’s basketball at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Daniels announced her decision via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.

A 5-foot-7 junior, Daniels picked UAB over several other Division-I programs.


As a sophomore, she averaged 11.6 points and 5.1 assists per game as Xavier (14-9) reached the Class 4A regional finals, earning second-team all-state honors by the Iowa Press Sports Writers Association.

Daniels was part of Xavier’s state-semifinal team as a freshman. She is the younger sister of Zach Daniels, former Cedar Rapids Kennedy and University of Iowa pitcher, now with the Atlanta Braves’ minor-league organization.

A member of Conference USA, UAB was 27-7 last season and reached the second round of the WNIT. Daniels will join the Blazers in time for the 2020-21 season.

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