University of the Cumberlands
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Archery - Wed, Aug. 6, 2014

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Archery program is gearing up for their third season as a program as they had a very successful run in 2013-2014.  UC has had immense success as Head Coach Kris Strebeck strives to bring in the top archers from all around the country.  In preparation for the upcoming season, Strebeck is pleased to announce the signing of Jayson Byrd for 2014-2015.

Jayson is the son of Cole and Sue Byrd.  He hails from Goodway, Alabama and recently transferred from Jefferson Davis Community College, coming to UC as a sophomore this year.  Byrd is a decorated archer as he has had numerous top-2 finishes in the BHA Southern Zone Championship and in Bowmania in 2013 and 2014, where he also came in 2nd place for Shooter of the Year.

When asked about joining the archery program at UC, Byrd commented, "The archery program looks very beneficial with top rated coaches to help further my archery career.  The college campus is very welcoming from the warmth of the staff to the colorful landscape of the grounds.  I hope that I can contribute to the archery program and school successfully so others may enjoy an opportunity to attend here also."

Coach Strebeck added, "Jayson competed on the ASA circuit and has gained valuable experience that he will be able to use this season. We believe that he is a great fit for UC and are excited for him to become a Patriot."

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