Ciani Byrom
Ciani  Byrom


Winston-Salem, N.C.

High School:
New Hope Christian H.S.




Eastern Shore adjusts to international game, tops Costa Rican National Team, 67-48

Hawks fly past Costa Rica with 38 fast-break points


Eastern Shore's trip to orphanage is a highlight of their time in Costa Rica

Unique service opportunity gives the Hawks some perspective


Hawks show signs of what can come in first game of foreign tour

University of Ottawa tops the Hawks 66-50


Hawks show guts, heart in tight season-ending loss to Bethune

The Shore makes one monumental comeback, falls short in second


Hawks advance in MEAC Tourney after beating Hornets

After weathering the first half, Hawks own second


MEAC First Round Postgame Interviews, 3/6/18

Head Coach Fred Batchelor, Ciani Byrom, and Alexus Hicks meet the press after the Hawks' 77-60 first round win over Delaware State.


Women's Basketball Highlights, 3/6/18 vs. Del State, MEAC First Round

Alexus Hicks and Ciani Byrom lead a second-half three-point barrage, powering the No. 7 Hawks past the No. 10 Hornets 77-60. Eastern Shore will next face No. 2 Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00.


Women's Basketball Highlights, 2/26/18 vs. Del State

Keyera Eaton and Jordyn Smith lead the wrecking ball as the Hawks stomp the Hornets 76-56 in the regular season finale.


Women's Basketball Highlights, 2/12/18 at Howard

Ciani Byrom goes for 24 points and Jordyn Smith punches in a monster double-double as the Hawks sweep the season series over the Bison 83-79 in Washington, D.C.


Women's Basketball Highlights, 2/5/18 vs. Florida A&M

Jordyn Smith scores a career-high 22 points and the Hawks lead the Rattlers wire to wire, winning 87-70 at the Hytche Athletic Center.


Hawks fall to Bethune

Graduate transfer Jordyn Smith led the Hawks in the 55-48 loss.


Hawks vs. N.C. Central (1.22.18)

Bairesha Gill-Miles scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out four assists in the 84-73 victory.


Hawks vs. Mount St. Mary's

Eastern Shore dropped a 66-63 decision to The Mount at home.


Women's Basketball vs. Coppin State (03.06.17)

Women's Basketball vs. Coppin State in the MEAC Tournament First Round at the Norfolk Scope Arena.


Women's Basketball vs. North Carolina Central (02.18.17)

Women's Basketball vs. North Carolina Central inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Randy Stadler)

Batchelor on Byrom: "Cece is a triple-threat guard. She's aggressive and quick on both ends of the floor."

2016-17: Led the squad in scoring (14.6 PPG) and assists (4.5 APG) before suffering a season-ending injury ... Started all 12 games she played and scored double-figures in 10-out-of-12 contests ... Selected MEAC Player of the Week (Dec. 19) ... Named to the 2016 FAU Holiday All-Tournament Team ... tallied 14 points at No. 6/5 Maryland (11/16/16) ... produced 19 points and nine assists (career-high) in the road win at UMBC (11/19/16) ... registered 19 points at North Carolina State (11/21/16) ... recorded 12 points and eight assists in the home victory versus UNCG (11/29/16) ... tallied 13 points and three steals (career-high) in the road win at Mount St. Mary's (12/07/16) ... registered 11 points versus Saint Francis (Pa.) (12/16/16) ... had a season-high 25 points in the road victory at Florida Atlantic (12/17/16) ... produced 16 points at Virginia (12/21/16) ... scored 12 points at USC-Upstate (12/30/16) ... named to the 2017 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

Played all 29 games and started the final 17 contests of the season ... Named the team's Most Valuable Player (MVP) ... in her first season, she received numerous weekly honors from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) and College Sports Madness (CSM) ... after the regular season, she was selected to the All-MEAC Rookie Team ... led the squad in multiple categories, including total points (346), assists (83), and field goals made (112) ... in the conference, she finished seventh in assists-per-game (2.9) ... in her collegiate debut versus Georgetown (11/13/15), she registered five points ... recorded a game-high 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting in the home win against USC-Upstate (11/15/15) ... chipped in 11 points at Northeastern (11/19/15) ... netted 10 points at Xavier (11/22/15) ... tallied a game-high 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the road win at North Carolina A&T State (12/7/15) ... in her first collegiate start, she produced 12 points versus Old Dominion (12/22/15) ... registered a team-high 17 points in a career-high 41 minutes against Morgan State (01/11/16) ... scored 14 points on 8-of-8 shooting the charity stripe in the double overtime win over Bethune-Cookman (01/23/16) ... registered 14 points at Coppin State (01/30/16) ... tallied 10 points in home victory against Howard (02/01/16) ... recorded a team-high 18 points versus Hampton (02/06/16) ... produced a team-high 22 points against Norfolk State (02/08/16) ... netted 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting in the road win at Delaware State (02/13/16) ... notched a career-high 27 points on 8-of-15 shooting in the road victory at Howard (02/16/16) ... had a team-high 17 points in the homecoming win versus South Carolina State (02/20/16) ... registered a team-high 19 points and a career-high seven assists in the home win against Delaware State (02/27/16) ... tallied a team-high 18 points in the road victory at Morgan State (03/03/16) ... recorded 10 points against Howard in the MEAC Tournament First Round.

High School/Club
: A two-sport letterman in basketball and track & field … Guided her squad to the 2015 National Championship while being named Most Valuable Player (MVP) … Netted a career-high 28 points in a game … Played for Phoenix in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) in Greensboro, North Carolina … A four-time all-star selection (2011-14) … Won a state title in four consecutive seasons (2010-2014) … Academically, she graduated cum laude at New Hope Christian Academy.

Personal: Nickname is Cece … Born June 19, 1997 in North Carolina … Daughter of Cynthia and Eugene Byrom … Has a brother, Donte, and a sister, Tanika Zachary … Major is Criminal Justice … Plans to either play basketball professionally or begin her career in Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) … Pre-game routine/superstitions are praying and wearing a headband … Most influential people are her best friend, Celeste Burgess, and NBA player Rajon Rondo … Best advice received/favorite saying is, “The amount of work done will be the amount of work shown” … Hobbies outside of sports is singing … Favorite book/author is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee … Favorite movie is Taken … Personal best sports moment is winning a 2013 championship … Personal best non-athletic moment is maintaining a job while being a student-athlete … Personal athletic goals before the season is improving … Personal athletic goals before graduating is becoming a starter and leader … Cece is a hard working competitor.


Total 3-Point FT Rebounds Scoring
Year GP-S Min/Avg fg-a % fg-a % ft-a % O-D tot avg a blk stl Pts-avg
'15-16 29-17 831/28.7 112-278 .403 22-78 .282 100-151 .662 17-95 112 3.9 83 3 14 346-11.9
'16-17 12-12 385/32.1 61-147 .415 12-41 .293 41-63 .651 12-37 49 4.1 54 4 15 175-14.6
TOTAL 41-29 1216/29.7 173-425 .407 34-119 .286 141-214 .659 29-132 161 3.9 137 7 29 521-12.7

Career Highs
Points: 27 (at Howard, Feb. 16, 2016)
Rebounds: 8 (2x, last: vs. Howard, March 7, 2016)
Assists: 9 (at UMBC, Nov. 19, 2016)
: 3 (4x, last: at Virginia, Dec. 21, 2016)
Blocks: 1 (7x, last: at East Carolina, Dec. 4, 2016)
Minutes: 41 (vs. Morgan State, Jan. 11, 2016)

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