The 6-foot-5 junior outside hitter amassed 551 kills to go with 258 digs, 56 blocks and 25 service aces this past season, leading the Cougars (20-8) to the Class 3A state tournament this past season. Byrd also recorded a .463 hitting percentage. A MaxPreps Second Team All-American, she is ranked as the nation’s No. 22 prospect in the Class of 2023 by PrepVolleyball.com.
Byrd has maintained a 3.70 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her senior year of high school this fall.
Also a basketball standout, Byrd has volunteered locally on behalf of youth sports programs.