As a junior, she appeared in 25 games and converted 12-of-33 three-pointers (36.4 percent)...Made three starts -- at LSU, vs. Auburn and at South Carolina...Continued to offer solid backup play at the one and two guard positions...Has three career double-digit scoring games...Averaged 1.2 ppg and 0.4 rpg in SEC games and 2.3 ppg in all contests...Two best games of the season were against George Washington and at San Francisco as she tallied a season-high 19 minutes in both contests...Finished with nine points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal against the Colonials...Tossed in seven points, grabbed four rebounds and added an assist and a block against the Dons...Was 3-of-4 from the field to finish with eight points against Louisville...Made 4-of-6 free throws in the second half of SEC Tournament semifinal game against Vanderbilt...Drilled a three-pointer and played 12 minutes against Arkansas...Had six points on 2-for-3 shooting from behind the arc in her start against the Auburn in Knoxville...Was perfect from the field in consecutive games against Old Dominion (2-of-2) and Oklahoma (1-of-1)...Nailed her only three-point attempt against Texas...Played 17 minutes and scored three points against Texas Tech.
Earned six starting assignments while tossing in 3.1 ppg...Averaged 2.7 ppg and 0.9 rpg in SEC games...Scored in double digits twice...Was 4-of-9 from the field against Virginia, including three treys to finish with a then career-high 12 points...Played 23 minutes against Alabama, shooting 4-of-11, including three three-pointers to finish with 11 points...Earned a start against Vanderbilt, grabbed two boards and a steal, to go with one assist...Hit a pair of threes in the first half at Mississippi State, including one that sparked a 10-0 UT run...Came off the bench to dish out a game-high four assists in 12 minutes against Middle Tennessee...Notched a career-high three steals and added nine points against Western Carolina...Made her first career start against San Francisco, and finished with seven points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes.
Sydney saw action in 29 games as a rookie and averaged about 12 minutes per contest... Against Arkansas, scored a career-high 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from three-point land...Etched her name in the UT record books for the fourth-most three-pointers by a Lady Vol rookie in a single game in school history...Made three appearances in the NCAA tournament during UT's championship run...Scored seven points against Oral Roberts in her first NCAA Tournament game...Added three rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes against the Golden Eagles...Dished out two assists against Florida in her first SEC Tournament game...Scored nine points and added four rebounds and two assists at Alabama...Dished out a career-high four assists at Ole Miss...Tied her then-career high in points (9) against Auburn...Added three rebounds in her SEC debut against the Tigers...Sank both free throw attempts in front of her hometown crowd at Notre Dame...She attended high school across the street from the Notre Dame campus...Scored seven points and made her first collegiate block against Texas on Nov. 18...Grabbed a rebound and a steal in six minutes of action against Oklahoma...Offered an assist and a steal for the Lady Vols in her first collegiate game on Nov. 11...Drained her first attempted shot in an orange uniform - a three-pointer against the USA National Team in an exhibition game...Earned Vol Scholar accolades for both semesters.
Sydney is the fifth Lady Vol basketball player from the state of Indiana, following in the sharp-shooting footsteps of Abby Conklin (Charlestown), Shyra Ely (Indianapolis), April McDivitt (Connersville) and Shanna Zolman (Syracuse)...Announced her commitment as a junior to attend Tennessee...Great three-point shooter and a heady guard...Tallied 1,711 points, 372 rebounds, 292 assists and 166 steals and started in all 102 games played in four seasons at St. Joseph's...Is the all-time leader in points (1,711), free throw percentage (.860), and three-pointers (246) at SJHS...Recorded career highs of 35 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists... During her senior year in 2006-07 as team captain, she averaged 23.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg., 3.5 apg and 2.6 spg while leading her SJHS squad to the regional championships and a 23-3 record...Also nailed 89 percent of her senior season charity tosses...As a junior in 2005-06, Sydney averaged 18.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.4 apg and 1.6 spg while leading a 22-3 St. Joseph's squad to the state semifinals...She helped lead her team to a state championship and averaged 13.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 2.2 apg as a sophomore in 2004-05...Appeared in the 2003-04 state semifinals as a freshman and averaged 13.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 2.5 apg...Earned a slew of honors during her prep career: 2007 runner-up for Indiana Miss Basketball, 2007 McDonald's All-American nominee, member of the 2007 Indiana All-Stars, selected as a 2006 adidas Top Ten All-Star...Co-MVP Northern Indiana Conference in 2007...First Team Northern Indiana Conference in 2006...First Team All-State Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association in 2006 and 2007...Named to the Courier-Journal All-State Second Team in 2006...Tabbed as an Associated Press All-State honorable mention selection in 2005, 2006 and first team in 2007.
Was selected as an alternate to the 2006 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team...Played for the Indiana Elite in AAU competition. .
Double-majoring in marketing and logistics with an international concentration...Was an academic standout and member of the honor roll at SJHS...Also earned a national Silver Award for her academic prowess...She has aspirations of playing in the WNBA...Hails from an extremely athletic family...Her father, Brian, and two uncles, Marty and Steven Smallbone, played football at Central Michigan University, and her father also played basketball during his senior year...Another uncle, Jeffrey Nate, played professional baseball for the Phillies and A's and played two years of football at the University of Michigan; and her cousin, Jenna Stuppy, played softball at Western Michigan University...Sydney Maria Smallbone was born on April 1, 1989, in Berrien Springs, Mich....She has two siblings: a sister Shelby, 19, and a brother Matt, 16...Her parents are Brian and Maria Smallbone.