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Dana Dingle

At UMass

  • Never flashy but always a dependable workhorse, playing in each of UM's 137 games during his four years, starting 107.
  • The 137 games played ranks first all-time in UM history.1)
  • Played 3,690 total minutes (26.9 average), yet only averaged 1.86 fouls per game, and only fouled out one time (at Xavier on 2/4/96).
  • Verbally committed on 11/5/1991. “I feel comfortable with the coach. I like the way they play - up and down. . . It's like St. Raymond's.”2)

1995-96 Senior year

  • Co-captain, along with Donta Bright.
  • Appeared in all 37 games, starting each time.
  • Third Team All Atlantic 10.
  • NABC All-District Second Team selection.
  • Eighth in the A-10 in rebounding with 7.4 per game.
  • Led UMass in rebounding, outright or shared, in 16 games.
  • Played 1204 minutes in the season, which still stands for fifth all-time in UM history.3)
  • Led the team in scoring, with 17, in the win at St. Bonaventure (1/14).
  • Scored his career high 24 points at Duquesne (1/20).

1994-95 Junior year

Roster photo 1994-95

  • Appeared in all 34 games, starting 31.
  • Led UMass in rebounding, outright or shared, in four games.

1993-94 Sophomore year

  • Appeared in all 35 games, starting 32.

1992-93 Freshman year

  • Appeared in all 31 games, starting 7.
  • Named to the Atlantic 10 Freshman Team.



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  • Son Jordan played guard for three seasons at Penn. Jordan was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2019-20, and Ivy Player of the Year in 2022-23.6)7) Jordan transferred to St. John's for 2023-24 to play for coach (and UMass alumnus) Rick Pitino.8)
  • Younger brother Daniel played at Temple from 2012-17.9)10)11)12) Daniel played versus UMass once, with UM winning 70-67 in Amherst in 2016.13)
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