Dasha Macmillan was born on January 13th, 2002, in Arlington, Texas. She was introduced to the game of basketball while in the sixth grade at the Higher Goals Basketball Academy by coach Wayne Watts who she still plays AUU club basketball for today. Dasha now attends Grapevine High School as a junior, where the basketball coach is Greg Gay. At Grapevine, she helped lead her team to a 37-5 district record during the 2018 season. While at Grapevine, Dasha became one of the few high school girls players to ever score 34+ points during a regular season game. Dasha also lead the district in 2018 for most points scored during a season.
Dasha is a two-time recipient of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Player of the Week Award, 2017, and 2018 and is listed as a 2020 top-10 player to watch. She was named to the TABC All-Region first team in 2018 and was recognized by the Dallas Morning News Sports Day as a top-10 North Texas player with points per game. She is active in community volunteering as an assistant teacher at the Fort Worth Zoo helping students with the understanding of animals, science and conservation. At Grapevine Dasha is a scholar-athlete with a 4.6 adjusted GPA. When graduated Dasha hopes to study Pre-Medicine with one day getting a degree in Nursing.
Other Academic Information
Clubs/ Volunteering – Higher Goal Competitive Basketball - selected for the most sought after volunteering program at Fort Worth Zoo (200+ hours) - Biotechnology Club (lab research) - National English Honor Society - Science National Honor Society - JSA (member) - Leo Club (volunteer) – Colleyville Library (community helper) - tutor kids who have mathematic difficulties - currently top 10 % in class (hope to be top 5 % by end of next year) - fours and fives on all AP tests - as a freshman won second place at SciTech science fair.