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MDC Basketball Standout NJCAA Division 1 Player of the Week

Kquanise Byrd

Kquanise Byrd

Miami, February 5, 2009 - For more than 40 years, Miami Dade College (MDC) student athletes have excelled in college sports, at the professional level and off the field and court. That tradition continues today. MDC’s Kquanise Byrd is this week's NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

The sophomore point guard averaged 23.0 points per game last week as her team won two of three games. In a 59-54 win over Palm Beach College, Byrd recorded 22 points. Against Hillsborough, she posted 29 points and against Brevard she added 18 points. The 5'7" sophomore also posted eight assists, six steals and 10 rebounds for the three games and shot an impressive 81 percent from the free throw line. She is from St. Petersburg and starred at Lakewood High School.

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