FALL 2009 (SENIOR): Coxed her Championship 8+ boat to an eighth-place time at the Chattanooga Head Race and then guided the same shell to a 13th-place finish at the Head of the Hooch...Took seventh in the C8+ and 17th-place in the C4+ at the Rivanna Romp.
2008-09 (JUNIOR): Steered her V8+ shell across the finish line 12 seconds ahead of Alabama...Guided her squad to multiple runner-up finishes...Coxed the V8+ to third place in the Lake Natoma B Final...Led the eights to a silver medal in the final day of the Charles River Challenge...Closed the spring by steering the 2V8+ crew to a No. 2 finish in the petite finals of the South/Central Aramark Sprints...Opened the fall with a silver medal in the champ 8+ at the Chattanooga Head Race...Also guided her champ 4+ crew to gold in Chattanooga...Coxed the "B" championship 8+ shell at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass....Led her C4+ boat to a bronze medal at the Head of the Hooch...Capped the fall with a fourth-place showing in the champ 8+ at the Rivanna Romp.
2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Made the jump up to varsity...Coxed her shell to a third-place finish in the first race of the year at the Chattanooga Head Race...Guided Tennessee to its fourth win in six years in the Club 8+ race at the Head of the Charles Regatta...Coxed the second eights throughout the spring season...Notched her first win at the helm over Louisville on Mar. 29...Pushed her shell to a second-place showing in a tri-meet with Princeton and Yale, topping the Tigers and finishing just five seconds back of the Bulldogs...Guided the 2V8+ to fifth place in the grand final of the Aramark Sprints on May 18...Was the first UT coxswain to lead her boat to the grand finals at NCAA Championships...Headed the fifth-place crew to Tennessee's best event showing in program history at the NCAA event.
2006-07 (FRESHMAN): Shared time coxing the novice boats...Guided her N8+ boat to a third-place finish at the Head of the Tennessee...Coxed the fourth-place Novice 8+ shell at the Rivanna Romp to end the fall...Steered her N8+ crew to a second-place finish against Louisville...Headed the Novice 8+ shell that finished first in the petite final at the S.I.R.A. Championships...Closed out the season by guiding her N8+ crew to a sixth-place showing in the petite final at the Aramark Central/South Sprints.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan, in 2006... Lettered in track and cheerleading...Was on the honor roll...Participated in show choir, advanced choir and the Okinawa International Choir.
PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in psychology...Would like to become a teacher after graduation...Enjoys music, church and singing...Also plays the guitar...Father was a boxer at the U.S. Naval Academy...Has two siblings, Darien, 29, and Phillip, 20...Sydney S. Newman was born on March 20, 1988, in Bethesda, Md...She is the daughter of Phillip and Deborah Newman.