Four Mustangs named to preseason team
Mustangs to compete for spot on U.S. National Team
Five Mustangs earn all-conference accolades
Bybel finished with match-high nine kills
Manning finishes career second in C-USA history with 579 career blocks
SMU Dig Pink
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.
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: Born March 17, 1994...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.