Born in Las Vegas, Nev. ... parents are Richard and Laraine ... majoring in advertising ... served and LDS Church mission to Taejon, Korea (98-00) ... started playing volleyball in 9th grade to avoid taking a P.E. class.
Played on the Utah Valley State College National Collegiate Club Championship team in 2001 ... attended Green Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... earned Green Valley High School Offensive Award and All-conference honors as a senior ... member of the 1997 Nevada State Championship team ... All-State performer ... state tournament MVP ... high school honor roll and dean's list.
Hyte joined the Cougars after playing at UVSC where he helped the Wolverines win the NCCA Championship ... played two years at BYU appearing in 23 matches ... hit .579 for his career (59-4-95) ... a member of the 2004 NCAA Championship team.
Career Match Highs
Kills: 12 vs. Penn State, 3/8/03
Attempts: 16 (twice) vs. Penn State, 3/8/03; vs. UC Irvine, 3/14/03
Hitting Percentage: .750 (12-0-16) vs. Penn State, 3/8/03
Digs: 4 at CS Northridge, 3/22/03
Block Assists: 5 (twice) vs. UC Irvine, 3/15/03; at CS Northridge, 3/21/03
Block Solos: 2 vs. George Mason, 3/27/04
Total Blocks: 5 (twice) vs. UC Irvine, 3/15/03; at CS Northridge, 3/21/03
Service Aces: 1 (three times)
Assists: 1 (twice)
Competed in 32 games on the season ... registered an average .548 hitting percent with 50 kills ... recorded 3 service aces and 30 blocks ... registered a personal-best .750 hitting percent (12-0-16) against Penn State on Mar. 8 ... hit over .500 on five occasions.
Member of the 2004 National Championship team ... competed in just 16 games of the season due to injuries ... recorded nine kills on 11 attempts for a .818 hitting percentage ... posted five blocks during the season ... hit a season high of three kills on two different occasions.