Symone Lyles ties career high with nine rebounds; Mariah Byard scores in double figures for second straight game
2014-15: Earned Academic All-MAC Honors….Played and started in all 32 games this season…Averaged 30.8 minutes per game while averaging 9.7 points per game….Scored her career high in points with 24 against Manhattan on Nov. 30…Made a career-high eight three-pointers against Manhattan on Nov. 30…Scored her 187th career three-pointer on Jan. 28th against Akron to move her into second-place all time in Ohio history in three-pointers made…Finished her career with 217 three-pointers placing her at 2nd all-time in school history…Named to 2015 All-Tournament MAC team…Ended the year scoring double-digits in 13 different games…Recorded 77 three-pointers marking the fourth most in school history in a single-season….Attempted 636 career three-pointers, which is second most in school history…Shot a career mark of .341 from three-point range, which is ninth best in program history….Part of the 27-win team, which is most in Ohio Women’s basketball history…Named as a Honorable mention on the All-MAC team…On March 14 she hit the team’s 279th three-pointer of the season, marking the most three-pointers made in one season ever in Ohio history… Led the team in minutes played with 984 total minutes played.
2013-14: Earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention ...Made a career-high 18 starts at guard, averaging 27.0 minutes per contest ...Averaged 9.5 points per game ... Reached double figures nine times ... Led team in scoring four times ... Tied her career-best tallying 21 points on 5-of-6 shooting from behind the arc against Buffalo. Has knocked down five treys in four of the last nine games she has played in ... Scored a game-high 17 points off the bench at Toledo in just her second game back from an injury that kept her out for eight straight games. Matched her season high by knocking down five three-pointers ... Knocked down a game-high four treys and tied freshman forward Hannah Boesinger for the Ohio lead with a season-high 18 points against UIC ... Knocked down a game-high four treys and tied freshman forward Hannah Boesinger for the Ohio lead with a season-high 18 points against UIC ... Knocked down three shots from beyond the arc and tallied 11 points against Miami to reach the 500-point mark in her career ... Closed 2013 with a big performance and began the new year with another strong outing, averaging 17.0 points, shooting 63.2% (12-19) from the field and 58.8% (10-17) from behind the arc over two games ... Was a big part of a record-setting three-point shooting display against UMBC, tallying 17 points and finishing 6-for-10 from the field -- including 5-for-9 from three-point range -- helping the Bobcats set a new school and conference record with 19 treys ... Followed that display up by scoring a game-high 17 points at Northern Illinois ... Was named MAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week for her efforts against UMBC and at Northern Illinois.
2012-13: Academic All-MAC ... Played 24 games during the season, starting six ... Averaged 6.3 points per game to rank fifth on the team ... Was the team's second best three-point shooter, going 35-112 (.313) from distance ... Collected an average of 1.8 rebounds per game ... Played 511 minutes on the year, averaging 21.3 per game ... Scored in double figures on six occasions throughout the season ... Scored a season-high 14 points at Eastern Michigan on Feb. 9 and vs. Miami on Mar. 6 ... Opened the season with a 13-point game in the win vs. Cleveland State on Nov. 13 ... Scored 13 points or more in two straight games at Eastern Michigan and vs. Western Michigan in February ... Shot 27-38 (.711) from the free-throw line.
2011-12: A sharpshooter from distance in her freshman season, Byard played in all 32 games and started five ... Scored 214 points to average 6.7 per contest ... Collected 73 rebounds on the season, averaging 2.3 per game ... Made a team-high 53 three-point field goals on 33.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc ... Tied for first on the team in free-throw shooting percentage, going 31-for-38 (81.6 percent) ... Scored a career-high 21 points against Buffalo on Jan. 4, hitting a career-high five three-pointers ... Scored in double figures on ten occasions ... Made at least two three-pointers on 15 occasions ... Accounted for 36.5 percent of Ohio's made three-pointers ... Earned the first start of her career on Jan. 7 at Kent State ... Only committed 25 personal fouls throughout the entire season.
High School: Was the only incoming Mid-American Conference freshman named to the 2011 Parade Magazine All-America Team ... As a senior, Byard led her North Marion squad to an undefeated season, capped with a three-peat of the Class AAA West Virginia State Championship ... Earned multiple all-star honors ... Named captain of the AAA All-Star Team during her senior season ... Named AP Player of the Year during her senior season ... Won the West Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year award during her junior and senior seasons ... Led her high school to a 72-3 record through four seasons ... Earned a 4.0 GPA ... Was President of her school's National Honor Society ... Was the Vice President of her senior class.
Personal: From Mannington, W.Va. ... Nursing Major.