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51 Sydney Colson

"A healthy Sydney is one of the best point guards in the country. We are expecting her best year ever." - Texas A&M Head Coach Gary Blair

HONORS AND AWARDS
• 2009-10 Team Captain
• 2008-09 Team Captain

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...Reached double figures in eight games...Posted 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and a perfect 2-for-2 from the charity stripe, and added three rebounds and three steals against Portland State in the NCAA First Round...Posted 14 points, five assists and a season-high five steals at Oklahoma...Did not play against Missouri due to a stress reaction in her left fibula...Had played in 91-straight career contests since the beginning of her freshman campaign in 2007-08...Also missed games at Texas Tech, versus Kansas State and at Oklahoma State game...Distributed seven assists, pulled down a season-best four rebounds, and went a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe at New Mexico...Registered 13 points and six assists at No. 19 California...Went down with a non-ACL knee injury in the second half of play against North Texas...Returned to the lineup at TCU...Recorded only her second career double-double and double-digit assist game with a career-best 17 points and 10 assists versus No. 6 Duke...Received team's Sixth Man Award.

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...Made a career-best six steals along with 13 points against Minnesota in the NCAA Second Round...Played a career-high 38 minutes and recorded a career-and season-high 15 points against No. 3 Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship semifinals...Registered 14 points including four three-pointers against Oklahoma State...Had a career outing dishing out 11 assists and scoring 13 points versus Texas State...Scored nine points on a career 3-of-4 shooting from downtown at Pepperdine...Recovered from surgery performed on July 9, 2008, to correct a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee which she injured in June of 2008...Was released by the team's physician to participate in workouts and practice on November 9, four months to the day of her ACL surgery...Received team's Miss Aggie Award annually given to a women's basketball student-athlete who displays loyalty and commitment to the university and program.

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...Saw 22 minutes of action and scored a season-and career-high 13 points in her collegiate debut at SMU in the season opener...Drained 3-of-7 three-pointers from downtown and dished out four assists with no turnovers in the team's season opener versus the Mustangs...Recorded 12 points in 19 minutes of play against Prairie View A&M...Brought down a season-and career-best six rebounds and five steals versus Wichita State...Made her first career start against Indiana...Saw 14 minutes of action with two points, one steal and one rebound versus the Hoosiers...Dished out a career-high six assists and tied a career-best with one blocked shot in 20 minutes of play against New Orleans...Appeared in the starting lineup for the second time of her career versus Stephen F. Austin...Had nine points, five assists and two rebounds in a career-high 23 minutes against the Ladyjacks...Came off the bench to score a league-best eight points on 2-of-4 shooting from long range against Iowa State...Played 22 minutes with three rebounds and two assists with zero turnovers versus the Cyclones.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
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...Averaged 15 points, six assists and five steals as a sophomore...Chosen as the Houston Chronicle Athlete of the Week on Dec. 12, 2004...Played AAU summer basketball for the Houston Insiders coached by James Daniels and the West Coast Elite (California-based club team) formerly coached by Kevin Morrison...Led the Insiders to the 2005 Basketball on the Bayou tournament title in New Orleans which featured more than 100 teams from across the country...Also garnered tournament MVP honors...Received an all-tournament selection at the Basketball on the Bayou tournament in 2006 in Birmingham, Ala....National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL
Sydney Justine Colson...Born August 6, 1989 in Houston, Texas...Daughter of Simmie and Stephanie Colson...Has two siblings, Simmie IV (24) and Simone (21)...Chose A&M over Oklahoma and LSU...Sociology major at Texas A&M...Would like to pursue a television career as a sports commentator...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.

Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Westside HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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