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Sydney Colson's Bio

About Sydney Colson

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected in the second round (16th overall) of the 2011 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun…traded to the New York Liberty April 11, 2011…Signed with the Stars May 14, 2015… Re-signed by the Stars Feb. 12, 2017.

WNBA CAREER

2017 (San Antonio)

Ranked fifth on the team in assists per game (2.0) … Scored a season-high 11 points vs. Connecticut on July 5 … Grabbed a season-high 3 rebounds vs. Phoenix on May 19 … Handed out a season-high 7 assists vs. Chicago on August 10 … Picked up a season-high 2 steals on 2 occasions … Scored 10 or more points on 1 occasion …

2016 (San Antonio)
Averaged 5.1 points, 2.6 assists, and 1.12 steals in 16.9 minutes in 34 games… Ranked second in on the team in steals (38)… Led the team in assists in 13 games… Ranked second on the team in assists (87)… Ranked third on the team in free-throw percentage (.831)… Recorded a career-high 12 points at New York (7/10)… scored a career-high 6 free throws versus Chicago (5/27).

2015 (San Antonio)

Played in 34 games, starting five times … Averaged 3.5 points per game in 15.9 minutes … Recorded a season-high 4 blocks on three different occasions (07/08, 07/12, 08/21) … Averaged 2.8 assists per game … Season-high 8 assists came against Phoenix (6/30)… Achieved a season-high 4 free throws made and 4 rebounds against eventual WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx (8/21) … Served as an Assistant Coach for Rice University’s Women’s Basketball team in May.

2011 (New York Liberty)
Played in 16 games as a rookie with the Liberty…. averaged 1.4 points, 0.6 assists, 0.4 rebounds and 0.2 steals in 5.4 minutes.

RICE UNIVERSITY

2015-17 – Assistant Coach

Coached for the Rice University women’s basketball team during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 offseasons… helped the Owls win the 2017 WBI Championship, Rice’s first-ever postseason title.

INTERNATIONAL

2012-2013

(Matizol Lider Pruszkow- Poland): Advanced to the Polish Cup Semifinals… Averaged 9.5 points, 4.6 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.3 steals in 28.0 minutes.

2011-2012

(Matizol Lider Pruszkow- Poland): Averaged 9.7 points, 4.1 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 25.1 minutes.

TEXAS A&M
A&M’s team captain for two seasons (08’-10’)…2011 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention…Posted 100-assist seasons three straight years…Top 5 nationally in assists (6.4 apg), and top 10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.3)…Leads Big 12 in assists and second in assist-to-turnover ratio…Ranks fifth all-time in A&M’s career assists and fourth in steals.

Senior (2010-11): All-Big 12 Honorable Mention… Team captain…Led the Aggies to a National Championship along with current Stars forward, Danielle Adams. Colson led the conference and ranked in the top 10 nationally with 6.1 assists per game and finished her career ranking fifth all-time at A&M in career assists (504) and fourth in career steals (255).

Junior (2009-10): Team captain…Played in 30 games of the season with 19 starts…Averaged 7.3 points, 1.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game…Ranked fourth-best in the Big 12 with a 1.90 assist-to-turnover ratio…Registered her second-straight 100+ assist season (129) with three assists at Colorado…Ranked sixth-best in the conference in assists.

Sophomore (2008-09): Team captain…Played in all 35 games of the season with 32 starts…Averaged 6.5 points, 1.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.1 steals per game…Dished out a team-high 106 assists with a 1.33 assist-to-turnover ratio…Ranked sixth-best in the Big 12 Conference in steals…Distributed her 100th assist of the season with four versus Evansville in the NCAA First Round.

Freshman (2007-08): Played in all 37 games of the season with two starts averaging 3.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game…One of only three Aggies to see action in every game of the year…Turned in back-to-back double-digit performances in her first two career games at A&M.

HIGH SCHOOL

Rated the 29th overall prospect and No. 8 point guard in the Class of 2007 by the All-Star Girls Basketball Report…Led the White team with 19 points in the TABC All-Star Girls Basketball Game as a senior…McDonald’s High School All-American nominee out of Westside High School…Named the 2005 Houston Chronicle Girls Preseason Player of the Year after coming off a 29-4 sophomore campaign…Earned All-Greater Houston honors averaging 16.2 points and 4.2 assists per game as a junior…Selected as a 5A All-District First Team and All-Greater Houston Second Team selection in 2005.

PERSONAL

Sydney Justine Colson…Born August 6, 1989 in Houston, Texas…Daughter of Simmie and Stephanie Colson…Has two siblings, Simmie IV and Simone…Chose A&M over Oklahoma and LSU…Sociology major at Texas A&M…Would like to pursue a television career as a sports commentator after WNBA career…Collects quarters from each U.S. state…Chose the No. 51 because of its uniqueness, most guards do not select high numbers for their jersey…Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Aggie Athletes Involved.

AWARDS & HONORS

Big 12 Tournament Winner- 2008, 2010

Big 12 Tournament Finalist- 2009, 2011

NCAA Sweet 16- 2009

Big 12 Regular Season Runner-Up- 2011

All-Big 12 Honorable Mention- 2011

NCAA Champion- 2011

Polish Cup Semifinals- 2013

CAREER HIGHS

Points…………………………………………………….. 12 vs. New York (7/10/2016)

Field Goals………………………………………………. 5 (2 Times, 2016)

Field Goal Attempts…………………………………… 9 (3 Times)

3-Point Field Goals……………………………………. 2 (2 Times)

3-Point Field Goal Attempts………………………… 4 vs. Atlanta (9/13/2016)

Offensive Rebounds…………………………………… 2 (2 Times, 2016)

Defensive Rebounds………………………………….. 4 vs. Washington (6/29/2016)

Rebounds………………………………………………… 4 (5 Times)

Assists…………………………………………………….. 8 vs. Phoenix (6/30/2015)

Steals……………………………………………………… 4 (2 Times)

Blocks…………………………………………………….. 2 (2 Times)

Minutes………………………………………………….. 30 vs. Tulsa (9/8/2015)

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