Byard Wins MAC Scholar Athlete Of The Week

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Ohio sharp-shooter Mariah Byard can now add Mid-American Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Week to her resume.

Through 11 games, the junior averaged 17 points per game on 63.2 percent shooting. Byard has also been a threat from downtown, accumulating a 58.8 percent shooting percentage from 3-point land, including six made threes in a record-breaking performance against University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Byard trails only sophomore Kiyanna Black for the scoring lead with 10.4 points per contest.

In addition to her successes on the court, Byard, a nursing major, has accumulated a 3.89 grade-point average.

Byard and the Bobcats return to MAC play tonight when Miami (Ohio) visits the Convocation Center at 7 p.m.