|Last School:||Westerville South HS|
2011 (Junior): Started all 49 games in the season, mostly at first base… Recorded nine home runs on the season, becoming the school’s all-time leader in home runs with 19… Tallied four home runs in four games during the inaugural Belmont Spring Invitational Tournament… Named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week (4/18) after recording two key home runs in Belmont’s 7-4 upset of first place Florida Gulf Coast (4/16)… Was only fourth Bruin softball player to ever receive the conference POTW award… Finished season with .250 hitting percentage and .539 slugging percentage… Led the team in home runs (nine), hits (33), RBIs (28) and doubles (10)… Earned Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors.
2010 (Sophomore): Played in 53 games, starting 52 … Set the school’s Division I era record for most homeruns in a season with 10 … Led the team in hits (36), RBI s (33), slugging percentage (.500), and putouts (163) … Ranked second on the team in batting average at .257… Made 27 appearances as a pitcher … In 61.2 innings, she had 48 strikeouts.
2009 (Freshman): Played in 16 games with five starts ... Pitched 23 innings with 18 strikeouts ... Pitched a career high 5.2 innings with two strikeouts in the second game against Western Kentucky (4/29) ... Recorded career high six strikeouts in the second game against North Florida (3/28).
High School: Played four seasons under Jerry Kelbley at Westerville-South HS ... First Team All State ... First Team All-District ... Two-time All-Ohio Capital Conference ... 2006 Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year ... Team Offensive MVP 2006-08 ... Helped guide South to a District Championship in 2006 ... Selected to play in the International Cup Softball Tournament in the Netherlands in 2007 ... Competed in the Ohio Underclassmen Tournament in 2006 ... Finished junior year with a 0.79 ERA and 234 strikeouts in 115 innings ... Ended senior season with a 0.65 ERA ... Also earned Second Team All-District and Second Team All-Conference for volleyball ... Has three former teammates playing softball in college.
Personal: Born Jennifer Ashley Byers on Nov. 19, 1989 in Westerville, Ohio ... Parents are Rob and Robin Byers ... One of three siblings ... Majoring in exercise science and plans to work in sports marketing.