By Kenny Bybee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Rice women's basketball assistant coach Sydney Colson signed a training camp contract with the WNBA's San Antonio Stars, the team announced on Friday.
Colson, who joined the Owls staff on May 4, reported to camp and will battle for a roster spot with the Stars' preseason season opener seven days away on May 22 against Tulsa.
"We are proud and excited for Sydney to represent Rice and her hometown of Houston as she continues her playing career in the WNBA," Rice head coach Tina Langley said. "Sydney's professional basketball experience is an invaluable asset to our program. It is extremely beneficial to our players to have a coach who teaches from firsthand experience. As she continues to make contributions to the game of women's basketball as a player on the court, she also had the opportunity to expand her knowledge of the game as she is exposed to the great veteran coach, Dan Hughes. We look forward to Sydney bringing this knowledge and experience to our team, and we wish her the best of luck in the pursuit of her dreams."
A Houston native, Colson had a prestigious career and won a national championship (2011) as the starting point guard at Texas A&M. In her four-year career Colson totaled 853 points, 504 assists and 255 steals.
Colson previously played in the WNBA for the New York Liberty in 2012 season before playing overseas professionally in Poland.