Stone Memorial Lady Panther senior Destiny Dishman signed a basketball scholarship with Trevecca Nazarene last Wednesday in the school gym. Her three year stats include 1,056 points (9.9 per game), 630 rebounds (5.9), 87 assists, 120 steals and 142 block shots. From left are, seated, Trystan Miller; former SMHS coach Radhika Miller, Tammy Hall, mother; Destiny Dishman; Bryan Dishman, father; Nancy Dishman; and Janet Dishman, grandmother; and standing, Andrew Miller; Scott Maddox, SMHS athletic director; Amy Wilhite, Trevecca Nazarene assistant coach; Gary Van Atta, Trevecca Nazarene head coach; SMHS coach Tim Smith; Dr. Janet Brooker, SMHS principal; and Steve Dishman, grandfather, holding Sofiah Miller.

Trevecca women's basketball coach Gary Van Atta is pleased to announce the Trojans' first signing for the 2009-'10 season, Destiny Dishman.

Dishman, a 6'0" senior from Crossville, is a versatile player who can play a guard, wing, or post position on the floor.

Dishman has been named to the all-District first team for each of the past two seasons, including being the District MVP last season. She was named the MVP of the Union County Christmas Tournament as a sophomore, and she also earned all-Region honors twice.

She has led Stone Memorial High School to the State Tournament Elite Eight each of the past two years, and last season she was named to two different All-State teams, including being named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (Associated Press) All-State First Team.

This fall, she will become the first female basketball player inducted to the Cumberland County Sports Hall of Fame.

As a junior, she averaged 13 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, with 32 assists, 53 steals and 66 block shots. She scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in Stone Memorials' first round TSSAA Class AA State Tournament game last season.

Dishman also played for Van Atta this past summer on the Tennessee Elite AAU team that earned a silver medal at the Junior Olympics in Detroit, MI. 

"We are extremely excited to have Destiny become part of the Trevecca family. She's a great person as well as an excellent student. She's a talented and skilled basketball player that will have a tremendous career in the Purple and White. Destiny has post size with guard skills. She can drill the three and score in the post. It's her versatility that makes her an invaluable addition to our team."