(Carroll) Dani Stipe is one of three inductees into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Hall of Fame.
Stipe, a 2006 Carroll Kuemper Catholic graduate, enjoyed an outstanding athletic career. In addition to her prowess in track and field, she was an elite all-state softball athlete that was Iowa’s offensive player of the year her senior season in 2006.
On the track, she owns eight state crowns and one Drake Relays title. The long jump was her specialty, where she won the Class 2A state crown three times. Her jump of 18’11.5 in 2006 remains the Class 2A record.
Stipe won four state titles in 2006. In addition to her state record in the long jump, she successfully defended her Class 2A 100 and 200 meters titles, setting a 2A record in the 200 meters with a time of 24.98 while anchoring the Kuemper Catholic 4x400 meter relay team to a 2A record time of 3:56.61.
Stipe was a four-time NCAA qualifier and four-time Missouri Valley Conference champion, winning two heptathlon titles in addition to conference championships in the 4x400 meter relay team and one pentathlon championship.