Senior Season (2011-12): Played in 28 games and made 23 starts including the first 22 games of the year ... finished the year second on the team in scoring (11.7 ppg) and first on the team in rebounding (8.4 rpg) ... recorded 12 double-doubles during the season to become the first player since Armintie Price in 2006-07 to record at least 10 double-doubles during the season ... recorded five consecutive double-doubles and became the first Ole Miss player in four years to accomplish that feat ... scored a career-high 26 points in a win over UMass (Nov. 26) ... also added 20 points in a win over SELA (Dec. 29) ... scored in double figures in 20 games on the year including the first 17 games of the season ... recorded 12 games in which she grabbed double-digit rebounds including a season-high 17 in a win at UMass (Nov. 26) ... led Ole Miss in blocks and recorded 25 this year including a career-high five in a win over SELA (Dec. 29) ... ended the year 13th in the SEC in scoring (11.7 ppg), third in rebounding (8.4 rpg), seventh in field goal percentage (52.5 percent) and 14th in blocks (25) ... was ranked as high as fourth in the nation in rebounding and second in double-doubles at different points during the season ... finished the year ranked 100th in the nation in rebounding (8.4 prg).
Junior Season (2010-11): Played in 29 games and made 10 starts ... named to the Inn at Ole Miss Classic All-Tournament team ... ended the year averaging 7.3 points per game and was tied for third on the team with 5.3 boards per game ... second on the team in field goal percentage (.485) and blocks (14) ... third on the team in steals (22) ... recorded two double-doubles on the year: 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 85-51 win against SELA (Dec. 11) and 16 points and a career-high 18 boards at Alabama (Feb. 20) ... scored in double figures in nine games ... grabbed double-digit rebounds in three games (18 at Alabama Feb. 20, 13 vs. Gonzaga Nov. 26 and 10 vs. SELA Dec. 11) ... scored a season-high 18 points against Arkansas (Feb. 17) ... scored 16 points on three occasions during the year ... scored 13 points against South Carolina in the SEC Tournament (March 3) ... shot at least 75 percent from the free throw line in eight games.
Sophomore Season (2009-10): Saw action in all 32 games for the Rebels and drew eight starts ... ranked 15th in the SEC with 0.8 blocked shots per game ... led the team with a .577 shooting percentage from the field ... finished the season fifth on the team with 6.4 points per game and second on the team with 4.7 rebounds per game ... scored 13 points in Ole Miss' 98-56 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 20) ... tallied 14 points and five rebounds in a 78-33 victory over San Jose State (Nov. 27) ... finished with 10 points and seven rebounds in the Rebels' 73-72 win at Memphis (Dec. 18) ... scored 10 points and blocked a career-high four shots in a 101-46 win over Winston-Salem State (Dec. 20) ... scored a career-high 19 points to go along with 12 rebounds in the Rebels' 87-38 win over Centenary (Dec. 29) ... recorded 16 points and five rebounds against nationally-ranked Vanderbilt (Jan. 3) ... posted 12 points, nine rebounds and three steals in a 66-58 win over Mississippi State (Jan. 21) ... tallied 13 points and a season-high 14 rebounds in an 66-65 upset win at nationally-ranked Georgia (Jan. 24) ... was named SEC Player of the Week after her performances against Mississippi State and Georgia ... finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in helping the Rebels to 102-101 triple overtime upset win at nationally-ranked LSU (Feb. 7) ... pulled down eight rebounds against nationally-ranked Tennessee (Feb. 28).
Freshman Season (2008-09): Played in 30 games and was inserted into the starting lineup 13 times ... started the first 10 games of the season ... finished the season averaging 3.1 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game ... was tied for fourth on the team in rebounding ... shot 41.6 percent from the field and 77.3 percent from the free throw line ... played 20 minutes, scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds against North Carolina A&T (Nov. 15) in her first career game at Ole Miss ... finished with eight points, seven rebounds and four steals in the Rebels' 83-32 win over Nicholls State (Nov. 29) ... scored a season-high 15 points to go along with five boards in a 85-73 victory over Southeastern Louisiana (Dec. 4) ... collected 11 rebounds, four points and two blocked shots against 10th-ranked Texas (Dec. 7) ... named SEC Freshman of the Week following her performances against Southeastern Louisiana and Texas ... pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds at NC State (Dec. 14) ... finished with five points and nine rebounds to help Ole Miss to a 62-54 win over Georgia in the SEC opener (Jan. 8) ... collected four rebounds in a 69-60 victory over Kentucky (Feb. 1).
High School: Rated as the No. 201 high school prospect by the All-Star Girls Report ... was a Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen for three consecutive years ... averaged 16.7 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a senior under head coach Alfreda Craft ... was a McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior ... earned The Daily Leader Co-Player of the Year accolades as a senior and junior ... played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game as a senior and scored 12 points ... two-time member of The Clarion-Ledger All-State team ... named Brookhaven High School MVP from sophomore to senior season ... averaged 17.0 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.2 blocked shots per game as a junior ... member of the north team in the Mississippi All-Star game ... member of a Lady Panther team that finished second in the 4A state playoffs in 2007 ... named a Mississippi All-State selection ... selected as Brookhaven High School Player of the Year ... named team's best offensive player as a sophomore.
Off the Court: Full name is Na'Corean Saprecious Byrd ... born August 31, 1990 ... daughter of Irene Byrd ... majoring in criminal justice.
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