Surrounded by her parents, coaches, and fellow players, DCHS Softball standout Danielle Tyson signed Wednesday with Trevecca Nazarene University to play softball after she graduates here.
Trevecca is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Nashville.
"I chose Trevecca because I felt like it was where the Lord was calling me to go," said Tyson. " It is a great school. I loved the players when I went there to camp this past summer. I just really liked the atmosphere and the campus. Those are the major factors why I chose Trevecca," she said.
DCHS Tigerette Coach Danny Bond said Tyson has been an asset to his program and has helped put them in contention for district and regional championships in recent years. "Dani Tyson came in four years ago having moved in here. She tried out for the team and we found that she had a lot of talent. She has refined her skills through the years and has led us in many categories each and every year. Last year she led the team in about seven categories, including batting average and stolen bases. She has developed into a good overall player. Dani can do a lot of different things. She can play the outfield or infield, which she has done here. She pitches for us and has turned from being a dominant batter from the right side to the left side with the drag and slap. She has great speed and I think that will be one of her biggest assets in college along with her size and raw talent. She will do well at Trevecca. Dani has been a big plus for our program here at DCHS the last three years. We've been in the hunt for the district championship and regional tournaments each year that she has been here. I see great success for her and Trevecca with her being on the team," said Coach Bond.
Tyson's mother, Fran gives much of the credit for Dani's abilities to her high school coaches. "We appreciate very much the coaching staff at DCHS. I think that is such a crucial part of developing Danielle into the player she is now. They have worked hard with her and been patient with her and pushed her. I think that produced the ability for her to go on to the next level and play so we just appreciate all the coaches who were involved here," said Tyson.
Danielle was joined at the signing at DCHS Wednesday by her parents, her coaches, and fellow players.
(Pictured above: Standing left to right- Emily Robinson, Shauna Taylor, Lauren Colwell, Tyra Graham, Chelsey Brannon, Hannah Walker, Loren Cripps, Dani Meadows, and Katie Hall. Seated left to right: Melissa Ruch, Danny Bond, Jeffrey L. Tyson, Danielle Tyson, Fran Tyson, Linus Martin, and Danny Fish.)