BYFIELD Atlhea < Back  
Sport Basketball, Netball
CGA Jamaica   
Gender Women
Born 28 Nov 1982 in Kingston, JAM
Height1.85 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Kingston, JAM
Languages English
Higher education Business Administration - Midland College: Texas, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began the sport in primary school at the age of 10.
Why this sport? "I wanted to try a team sport since I was used to doing track and field".

She started the sport to be cool.
Club / Team Blades United:
Coach from which country? United States
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Forward
Handedness Right
International Debut
Competing for Jamaica
Tournament Caribbean under 16 tournament
General Interest
Nicknames TT. (lionathletics.cstv.com, 17 Apr 2007)
Hobbies Listening to music, dancing, eating, reading and surfing the net. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2002)

Shopping. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the silver medal at the World Youth Cup in Wales. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Most influential person in career Texas A&M assistant coach Summer Sparnon has had the greatest influence on her career. "We are like a family. Coach Summer isn't just a coach, she's like a sister." (lionathletics.cstv.com, 17 Apr 2007)
Hero / Idol Jean Rumble (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Injuries Sprained my left ankle in 1999 and was sidelined for six weeks. Sprained my MCL last November, while playing basketball in college and was sidelined for almost three weeks. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2002)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs I roll one of my socks higher than the other. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2002)
Sporting philosophy / motto Be the best of whatever you are. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2002)
Awards and honours In 2001 she was selected on Caribbean All-Star Basketball team, after just playing basketball for three months. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2002)
Other sports Before taking up basketball she played netball at a high level in Jamaica. She was so successful in the sport that she was recalled to the Jamaican national team in 2006. She had not played for the national team for three years while she was studying in the USA but she came to the aid of the national team in the lead up to the 2007 World Netball Championships. (sportsjamaica.com, 09 Nov 2006)

She had success representing her Jamaican high school in high jump, long jump and football. In 1998 she was offered a track scholarship to Iowa University. During the 2005 season at Texas A&M she was a member of both the basketball and track [high jump] teams. (lionathletics.cstv.com, 17 Apr 2007)
Famous relatives Obinna White - Basketball. (Athlete, 24 Apr 2002)

Kemar McLeish - Basketball. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)