» 2016-17 UNC Strength & Conditioning Iron Ram Award
2016 (Freshman): Appeared in 52 games as a true freshman, making 45 starts in left field (46 total starts) • Batted .317 with a triple, 12 walks, six sacrifice bunts and six RBIs on the season • Possesses exceptional speed, ranking third in the ACC and 24th in the nation with 33 stolen bases • Helped UNC break its single-season team stolen bases record and ranked fourth all-time in school history in steals • Ranked ninth in the ACC in sacrifice bunts • Won UNC's Hustle Award.Click for expanded season info
Recorded her first career single and RBI against Northwestern (2/20), driving in the go-ahead run in the fifth after UNC had trailed 6-0 • Her first career base hit jumpstarted a 10-game hitting streak from Feb. 20 to Mar. 6 which she extended to a 13-game reached base streak • Went 2-for-2 with three stolen bases against IUPUI, the first Tar Heel to swipe three bases since 2011, and helped the team to tie the all-time record with eight team steals against the Jaguars • Went 4-for-5 against Syracuse in the series opener • Hit her first career triple in the Pitt series opener (3/19) • Reached base four times against Florida State (3/25) with a single, three walks and three stolen bases • Drove in the game-winning run in extras at Charlotte (4/13), with an RBI single in the eighth • Went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored in the Notre Dame finale (4/25), totaling five hits and three runs in the series • 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run against Boston College in the ACC Tournament • Went 2-for-3 against No. 8 JMU at NCAA Regionals.
Prep: 2014 West 3A State Player of the Year • 2014 Mid-Piedmont Conference Player of the Year • Four-time all-state • Four-time all-district • Four-time all-conference • A four-year starter for Ledford Senior High School, where she batted over .400 all four seasons with 92 career stolen bases • Led the Panthers to the 2012 Mid-Piedmont Conference Championship and the 2014 conference tournament title • Advanced to the fourth round of the state playoffs as a senior and to the third round in 2014 • Played travel ball for the Carolina Cobras and the Carolina Cardinals • Led her team to the 2013 ASA National Championship and a third-place national finish in 2015 • Won the ASA State Championship in 2013 and 2015 • Also ran cross country and track at Ledford, with whom she won four all-conference awards • Two-year member of the National Honor Society (2014, 2015) • Member of the Beta Club • Three-year member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society.
Personal: Born Destiny Rhochelle DeBerry on April 18 • Daughter of Brian and Wendi Shirah • Has two older siblings, Erica and Austin • Participates in the Richard A. Baddour Leadership Academy as a member of the Rising Stars program and serves as a CREED Mentor • Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.