Sydney Colson

Sydney  Colson

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Texas A&M, 2011

Season:
Second


05/15/2015

Colson Joins WNBA's San Antonio Stars

Owls' assistant coach signs WNBA contract

Sydney Colson served as an assistant coach for the Owls from 2015-17. 

Colson helped guide the Owls to a WBI Championship (the school's first postseason title) and 22 victories in 2016-17, the second-most wins in a single season on South Main. The Owls improved by 13 wins from her first to second season, one of the top increments in the nation.

Rice led all of Conference USA in total assists (558) and total rebounds (1,308) while setting a Rice single-season record in made three-pointers (242). In addition the Owls ranked second in C-USA in assists per game (15.9), field goal percentage (.444), made three-pointers (242) and free throw attempts (626).

The Owls set a school record with 13 home victories in the 2016-17 season and the team's 9-2 start was the best by a Rice squad since the 1988-89 season.

Colson was hired as an assistant coach at Rice University on May 4, 2015.

Colson served as the women's basketball video coordinator at Texas A&M, where she graduated and was the starting point guard on the 2011 National Championship team. Colson re-joined the Aggies in January of 2014 and served as the video coordinator for this past season.

Colson was a part of A&M's three most successful NCAA Tournament runs, helping the Aggies to the 2008 Elite Eight and 2011 National Championships as a player, and was on the bench as a graduate assistant for A&M's run to the Elite Eight in 2014.

A Houston native, Colson finished her four-year career with 853 points, 504 assists and 255 steals over 138 games. She posted over 100 assists in each of her final three seasons, which were her three seasons as the Aggies' starting point guard. During her tenure the Aggies went a staggering 115-29.

Colson led the conference and ranked in the top 10 nationally with 6.1 assists per game in 2010-11 and ranks fifth all-time at A&M in career assists (504) and fourth in career steals (255).

Prior to her collegiate career at A&M, Colson starred at Westside High School where she was ranked the No. 29 overall prospect nationally and the No. 8 point guard in the class of 2007 by the All-Star Girls Basketball Report.

After graduating, Colson played for the New York Liberty of the WNBA, and played professionally in Poland. She currently plays in the WNBA for the San Antonio Stars.


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