Sydney graduated with a BA in Sociology from Texas A&M in 2011, just a few months after helping the Aggies win the program’s first National Championship. Playing professionally was a dream come true, despite the fact that she hoped it would be for her childhood hometown favorites, the Houston Comets. She is a member of the WNBA/WNBPA’s Social Justice Council and had her light for activism sparked during the council’s inaugural season at IMG Academy in2020.After being cut from the Las Vegas Aces for the second time in 2019, Sydney was signed at the last minute before rosters had to be finalized. This last minute decision allowed for her creation of the viral “Lady Aces” chant, which prompted the WNBA to offer her a 13-episode segment in the offseason called “60 Seconds With Syd.” Being absent from WNBA rosters at different times in her career allowed her to pursue other passions: coaching and acting. She served as Video Coordinator for Texas A&M Women’s Basketball from 2014-2015, assistant coach for RiceWomen’s Basketball from 2015-2017, and she is currently taking acting classes and auditioning for television and movie roles.