- 2012 Academic All-Big 12 first team
2012 (JUNIOR): Played in 32 games and started in 28, 13 of which at right fielder...Recorded seven RBIs and four home runs...Logged five multiple hit games.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Started in four of 11 games, in the outfield and as a pinch hitter ... Earned first start of the season in the Aggies' season opener against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 11) ... Hit a solo home run against Mississippi Valley State (March 12) ... Added singles against Cal State Fullerton and Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 16).
2010 (FRESHMAN): Saw playing time in 47 games, starting in 38 ... Had 22 hits with two doubles, a triple, and five home runs ... Scored two runs vs. Iowa State (April 18) ... Connected for two hits, including one double, against Louisiana-Monroe (Feb. 21) ... Earned three RBI against California (Feb. 12) and again vs. ULM, where she also batted her first career triple ... Slugged home runs against California, ULM, Houston (March 3), Iowa State (April 18), and Texas Tech (May 2), Collected four sacrifice hits on the season ... Stole bases vs. Nevada-Las Vegas (Feb. 26) and Utah State (March13).
ATHLETIC BACKGROUND: Four-year
letterwinner for Coach Brian Miller at Marlow High School in Marlow, Okla. ...
Named all-area four times ... Two-time all-state selection ... Holds school
records for the best single-season batting average and the most doubles in a
season ... Played summer ball for the Texas Impact Gold, Babes Gold and
PERSONAL: Sydney Brooke Shannon was born Jan. 9, 1991, in Duncan, Okla. ... Daughter of Bobby Shannon of Marlow, Okla., and Corey Lowe and Shelli Shannon of McQueeney, Texas ... Has a younger brother, Garrett Shannon (15) ... Member of the GT (gifted and talented) Program ... Chose Texas A&M because of the many things A&M offers, the softball coaches and players and the small-town feel ... Allied health major who plans to go to dental school after graduation ... Involved in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).