Women's Volleyball

Abbey Bybel
Abbey  Bybel


White Oak, Texas

High School:
White Oak


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Acker Named MVP At Team Awards Banquet

Team awards were announced at celebration of championship season


Acker Named Conference Player of the Year; Seifert Coach of the Year

Five Mustangs earn all-conference accolades


Mustangs Sweep Temple To Climb Into Tie Atop The American Standings

Bybel scores 1,000th career kill in win


Acker, Bybel and Heise Named Team Captains

Trio led SMU to program-record 26 wins last season


Mustangs Voted Preseason Favorite In The American

Four Mustangs named to preseason team


Tulsa vs SMU

SMU Dig Pink

2015 (SR): Named to the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team…Played in 119 sets, starting all 33 matches, including SMU’s first NCAA tournament match…Led the Mustangs with 358 kills, ninth in The American, averaging 3.01 per set…Recorded 309 digs, third on the team, and had 37 blocks and 14 service aces…Matched her career high with 17 kills against USF (11/25), hitting .311 with just three errors in 45 attacks…Recorded 10 double-doubles, including a career-high matching 17 digs with 11 kills against then-No. 17 Arizona (8/28)…Hit a season-high .389 with eight kills and one error in 18 attacks in a three-set win against East Carolina (10/2)…Had at least 10 kills 21 times, including four straight matches…Had at least 10 digs 13 times…Had 12 kills and eight digs against Purdue in the NCAA tournament (12/3).

2014 (JR): Played in all 122 sets, starting all 32 matches...Second on the team with 355 kills, averaging 2.91 per set...Recorded 326 digs, playing six rotations...Second on the team with 13 double-doubles...Had at least 10 kills in 22 matches, including two different stretches of seven straight matches...Matched her career high with 17 kills at UCF (11/16)...Had 16 kills twice, at Temple (10/24) and against Cincinnati (11/9)...Hit .450 against Texas Southern (9/6), scoring 11 kills with two errors in 20 attempts...Finished with 17 digs in both matches against Temple (10/24 and 11/23), a new career high...Had at least 10 digs in 18 matches...Also recorded 33 aces, second on the team, 17 assists and 36 blocks.

2013 (SO): Named to the All-American Athletic Conference second team...Earned all-tournament honors at the SMU Invitational...Started 31 of 31 matches, playing 105 sets...Second on team in kills with 268 for the season...Hit a season-high .615 with nine kills on 13 attempts against Quinnipiac (8/30)...Had 10 or more kills in six straight matches...Recorded four double-doubles, with a career-high 15 digs against Temple (10/13)...Third best on the team with 212 digs on the season...Ranked 15th in the league, and third on the team for kills during conference matches.

2012 (FR): Played in 86 sets over 27 matches with 10 starts...Had at least 10 kills in eight matches, including seven Conference USA matches...Had a double-double with 16 kills and 13 digs, both season highs, at Rice (9/28)...Had 15 kills against Arkansas-Little Rock (9/15)...Recorded 191 kills overall, ranking in the top five among freshmen in C-USA and top 30 overall...Second on the team with 2.22 kills per set...Had 104 digs and 24 blocks, moving from middle blocker to outside hitter...Recorded five service aces.

2012 Match-by-Match Get Acrobat Reader

High School: Four-year letterwinner for head coach Carolee Musick at White Oak High School...Three-time All-State selection...2A Texas Player of the Year as a junior and senior...Three-time All-East Texas MVP and 2010 Texas state tournament MVP...Led White Oak to the state championship in 2010 and the state semifinals in 2009 and 2011...Named District 2A MVP three times and was East Texas Newcomer of the Year in 2008...Also lettered in basketball, track and golf.

Personal: Daughter of William and Rhonda Bybel...Has one sister, Emily...Favorite athlete is Hope Solo...Favorite restaurant is Olive Garden...Wants to vacation in the Bahamas and her dream car is a black Range Rover...Plans to major in sports management with a minor in communications.

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