This week’s Scholar Athlete sponsored by Perry and Young is Rutherford’s Denali Bishop!
Bishop may not look like a weightlifter, but she is. She’s been weightlifting for the Rams since last year.
She was the only lifter to qualify for the state championships on Saturday. She placed seventh in the 119 weight class division.
She is a multi-athlete though. In addition to weightlifting, she plays softball and soccer. She also is on the cheerleading team.
Bishop plans to continue her education at Gulf Coast after high school and get her associates degree. She then plans to attend either the University of Florida or Florida A&M. She wants to major in physical therapy.
She doesn’t think she will continue to weightlift in college but definitely wants to continue to cheer.