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Destanni Henderson

South Carolina
Criminology and Criminal Justice


Henderson is pursuing a degree in criminology and criminal justice at South Carolina. She carries a 3.33 GPA and is on track to gradate next May.

She has been named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in five semesters and SEC Academic Honor Roll each year.


Henderson lends a quiet and calm leadership for South Carolina. She is consistent in her effort and attitude, which is always apparent with energy and positivity. She has developed a more hands-on style of leadership in her fourth year, lending mentorship to four freshman and showing she isn’t afraid to challenge her teammates if necessary.


Henderson fully embraces the Gamecocks’ efforts to engage in the community. She has been a member of service efforts and never shies away from giving an autograph or taking a photo with a younger fan.


Henderson took over the starting point guard role last year and immediately led the conference in assists per game. She was also able to lift her scoring average (12.2) and field goal percentage (.430) while shooting a team-best 41.4 percent from three-point range.

She has always thrived in postseason action and is a two-time SEC All-Tournament Team selection.

Entering her senior year, Henderson has been named to the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award Watch List and is both a preseason All-SEC and USA Today All-America second team selection.