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Sydney is a southern girl, born and raised. A small-town Georgia native, Sydney moved to the big city of Nashville to attend Belmont University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2014 with her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education. She is currently a Masters student at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. During her time at Belmont, she served as the Student Director of the university's New Student and Parent Programs division, where she organized and led orientation for over 5,000 incoming freshmen. She also served as Vice President of the university's National Association of Music Education chapter and was an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Fraternity for Women, as well as Pi Kappa Lamba National Music Honor Society. In addition, Sydney was involved as a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society, as well as Phi Mu National Fraternity for Women, in which she served as Public Relations Chair in charge of campus outreach and relations. As a former high school teacher, Sydney's goal is to empower young women and men to succeed in every facet of their lives. She strives to encourage and motivate youth to stay determined and committed to learning and achieving their goals. She is so excited to work as a host for SB Nation: Swish Appeal and to inspire young ladies to grow through athletics, as well as highlight some of the best female role models in the country- our WNBA players. In her spare time, Sydney loves to perform. She has competed in the Miss Georgia and Miss Tennessee Organizations over the course of three years, where she has been recognized as an over-all interview winner, talent winner, Top 15 and Top 10 finalist. With a heart for people and communication, Sydney loves learning about others' stories and sharing them through her writing. She loves running, enjoying a great game of Jeopardy! with a good cup of coffee, and fishing in the beautiful Nashville weather. She also appreciates a great taco and a witty joke.

Longhorns hand Georgia its first loss

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Brunson puts Minnesota on her back

The Minnesota Lynx needed a wakeup call — Rebekkah Brunson provided it in Game 4.

Sparks no longer flawless at home

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No “I” in Team for Atlanta Dream

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Mystics’ bench leaves its mark

Ivory Latta, Tianna Hawkins, and Natasha Cloud brought a much-needed boost for Washington.

Taurasi ready to “just play basketball”

With a list of accolades already running off the paper, Diana Taurasi added to her crown jewel: WNBA all-time leading scorer.

A commitment to community

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Six living legends score a spot in Hall of Fame

Tomorrow, six new members will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

United in Seattle

The Storm’s cohesion against Indiana was on another level Sunday night.

Poor shooting dooms Phoenix

The Mercury struggled to score Tuesday night without one of its top scorers, Diana Taurasi.