SB receives plaque for top batting avg.
69 named Academic All-MW
SB: Six players named all-West Region
SB: Peres named MW Player of the Year
Softball downs Nevada, 13-6
Katie Byrd Career Stats
Arguably the hardest worker on the team, routinely staying after practice to field ground balls and hit ... Improved dramatically from a redshirt season in 2015 to a productive season last year ... Has a cannon of an arm ... Can play multiple positions.
* 2016 Mountain West Spring All-Academic Team
2016 SEASON - FRESHMAN
Played in 45 of the team's 52 games, starting 39 times (34 at left field, four at right field, one as the designated player) ... Batted .274 (31-for-113) with two home runs, 26 RBIs, 18 runs, five doubles and seven walks, posting a .372 slugging percentage and a .320 on-base percentage ... Her 26 RBIs ranked third on the team ... Had just one error in 42 fielding chances, posting a .976 fielding percentage ... Played in 21 of the team's 24 Mountain West games, starting 17 times and batting .240 (12-for-50) with a homer, six RBIs and 10 runs, posting a .340 slugging percentage and a .255 on-base mark ... Led the team with a .444 average (8-for-18) with a homer, five RBIs and six runs over the final 10 games of the season ... Had eight multi-hit games, seven multi-RBI games (third on team) and two multi-run games ... Also had six go-ahead RBIs (tied for second on team), six go-ahead runs, three game-winning RBIs (third on team) and two game-winning runs ... Started out her official collegiate career with a good game vs. Canisius on Feb. 12, going 1-for-3 with three RBIs, a run and a walk ... Had another good game vs. Oklahoma State on Feb. 25, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs, a run, doubles and a walk ... Had two RBIs, a run, double and a walk vs. Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 26) ... Recorded three hits vs. CSUN (Feb. 27) ... Had her first career homer - a grand slam - and had two hits overall vs. Cal Poly on March 19 ... Was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and a run at San Jose State off the bench on April 17 ... Was 3-for-3 with a homer, double, two runs and an RBI vs. Utah State on April 29 ... Had two hits in back-to-back games vs. Utah State on May 1 (2-for-3, R, 2B) and at New Mexico on May 6 (2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 R).
2015 SEASON - REDSHIRT
Redshirted her first season at SDSU.
CLUB - POWER SURGE
Played her club ball with Power Surge in San Diego under coach Ale Jordan for seven years ... Contributed to the team that advanced to the state championship two consecutive years (2009-10).
HIGH SCHOOL - WEST HILLS
Was a four-year letterwinner for West Hills High School in local Santee, Calif., where she played under coach Mike Applebaum ... Received the team's defensive MVP award ... Earned first-team all-Grossmont Hills League honors and also obtained first-team all-East County honors in 2013 ... Helped the Wolf Pack win the league for three straight years (2011-13) and a CIF Division II championship in 2011 ... Also competed in basketball for West Hills, receiving the 2014 coaches' award along with the 2013 Rookie-of-the-Year award.
Kathryn Grace Byrd was born April 22, 1996 in San Diego ... Daughter of Bob and Kim Byrd ... Was also recruited by UNLV and Boise State ... Is majoring in child development.