HONORS 2008 Academic All-Big 12, first team 2009 Baylor Classic All-Tournament Team
2009 (JUNIOR) Saw action in 18 matches, starting six...Had a season-high kills against Purdue in the Baylor Classic, earning all-tournament honors...Hit a season-best .462 (7-1-13) against UCF in the Baylor Classic...Recorded three matches with at least three blocks on the season...Totaled 60 kills and 20.0 blocks on the season, while hitting at a .231 clip...Seventh on the team in points with 70.5...Had a season-high four blocks vs. Texas A&M.
2008 (SOPHOMORE) Saw action in 108 sets and started 27 of the 30 matches in which she appeared...Recorded 173 total kills on .263 hitting...Added 32 assists and 13 service aces...Tallied 52 digs on the season and added 64 total blocks, including four solo...Tallied a hitting percentage of .333 or better in 12 matches, including a career-high .600 (10-1-15) against Kansas...Recorded a season-high 13 kills against Missouri...Recorded 10 or more kills on four occasions and tallied five or more blocks in two matches...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first-team.
2007 (FRESHMAN) Saw action in 38 games and 18 matches while making six starts as a true freshman...Reached double-figures on one occasion, recorded 12 kills against Sam Houston State...Also tallied her season best hitting percentage against the Bearkats, with 12 kills and three errors on 24 total swings to hit at a .375 clip...Recorded 34 total blocks on the season, including two solo blocks...Tallied six blocks against Mississippi State and versus Mississippi...Career high in points came against Same Houston State with 12 kills and three blocks (one solo) for 14.0 points.
HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner at Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, for coach Cindy Williams...As a senior, was a first-team all-district selection and district Most Valuable Player, hitting .469 with 443 kills, 298 blocks (2.53 per game) and 44 aces...Selected to Prep Volleyball's Top 70 seniors list...Named academic all-state and academic all-district...Led team to bi-district championship and area championship; the school's first playoff appearance in 10 years...As a junior, was a second-team all-district selection with 255 kills and 25 service aces...Five-time Denton Chronicle player of the week...Named to the High Performance Team ...Also lettered twice in basketball...Off the court, was a two-year member of the National Honor Society and active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
PERSONAL Full name is Ashley Monique Byrd...Born June 8, 1989, in Dallas, Texas...Daughter of Caprice Byrd...Has a sister Kynara...Majoring in prebusiness.