May 28, 2013

Volleyball gets commitment from Lynsie Byrd

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–The Birmingham-Southern volleyball program has received another commitment for the upcoming season, as Lynsie Byrd has completed her intent to enroll in the College and compete as a Panther beginning this fall.

Byrd, a 5-10 outside hitter, was a three-year letterwinner at Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, Miss. She was an All-District, All-Region, and All-State honoree in 2011 and 2012, and was 2011 and 2012 Sun Herald All-Gulf Coast. Byrd was also a 2011-12 Mississippi All-Star, and helped lead her team to the state runner-up position in 2011 and 2012. She is the school record holder in single-season kills (384), aces (147), and digs (271), as well as career kills (717), aces (287), and digs (479).

Byrd was also a stand-out basketball player for the Greyhounds, and was an All-District player and South Mississippi All-Star in 2012 and 2013. She helped lead OSHS to the district championships in 2012 and 2013. Byrd also was on the track & field team and was district and regional champion in the discus in 2011, 2012 and 2013. She was state runner-up in 2013. In basketball, Byrd is the single-season three-point record holder with 41 and the career three-point leader with 90.

"Lynsie is a great all around volleyball player and athlete," Head Coach Judy Green said. "She has the potential to become a very good six rotation outside hitter for our program. She is smart and has a thorough understanding of the game. She is a competitive, disciplined student, athlete and person. We are happy Lynsie has chosen to extend her career at Birmingham-Southern."