Byrd moves on to NAU

By Barbara Boxleitner
jdanddoc@gmail.com
Posted 7/21/20

LaTayvia Byrd will play basketball for a different school this year. The Madisonville High School graduate has signed to compete for North American University this year after playing one year for Mountain View College, a junior college where she earned Region V all-conference second-team recognition.

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Byrd moves on to NAU

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LaTayvia Byrd will play basketball for a different school this year. The Madisonville High School graduate has signed to compete for North American University this year after playing one year for Mountain View College, a junior college where she earned Region V all-conference second-team recognition.

This is the first year of the North American women's basketball program, which has 14 on the roster, head women's basketball coach Albert Joulevette said July 8.

The coach said he heard about Byrd while recruiting one of her friends who had signed with the team. He requested to see film of Byrd playing but said she wasn't able to visit the school because the pandemic already had ended recruiting visits. Byrd announced in a May 29 tweet that she committed to the school.

Joulevette held a small, voluntary workout in late June for players, using that time to assess Byrd and her teammates and share information about the program. "I did see a little bit" of her, he said. "I've still got some watching to do."

Byrd is among about six sophomores on the squad, he said, and he expects her to "bring overall leadership and experience."

She played all 23 games for Mountain View and averaged 9.7 points per game, second on the team. She scored at least 10 in 10 games and had a high of 32 points. Her 6.8 rebounds per game ranked fourth on the squad.

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Past Mustang Matt Rudis had a 1-0 record and 2.45 earned run average in two appearances for the Texas Twelve Maroon team in the Five Tool Premier Collegiate League. The right-hander, who has pitched two years for Texas Christian University, struck out six batters in three and two-thirds innings.

Tarleton State University pitcher Zach Poe had a 1.00 ERA in five relief appearances for the Brazos Valley Bombers of the Texas Collegiate League. The former Mustang did not allow a hit or earned run over the four innings of his three most recent outings.

Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at jdanddoc@gmail.com.

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