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Sydney Benoit - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Sydney Benoit

Position Guard
Height 5'10''
Class Redshirt Junior
Hometown Smith Center, Kan.
High School Smith Center HS

2017-18 (Senior)
Named a 2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree … Appeared in 22 games during her senior campaign … Averaged 7.1 minutes per game … Totaled 11 points, 28 rebounds and nine assists … Scored a career-high three points on two separate occasions … Netted her first 3-pointer against Texas (1/31) … Connected on 50 percent (3-of-6) of her free throw attempts … Grabbed a career-best five rebounds twice.

2016-17 (Redshirt Junior)
Appeared in two games … Averaged 4.0 minutes per game … Played a career-high six minutes against Rhode Island (12/11).

2015-16 (Junior)
Utilized her redshirt season during the 2015-16 campaign.

Community College
Played two seasons at Hutchison Community College under head coach John Ontjes … Helped the Blue Dragons to conference and regional championships during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons while compiling a 71-2 record … Finished both seasons as national runner-up … Started every game of her sophomore season before a season-ending injury … Connected on 45.7 percent of her shots from field goal range, while making 38.1 percent from beyond the arc … Averaged 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a sophomore.

High School
Prepped at Smith Center High School under Nick Linn … Lettered in basketball, volleyball and track … Named Hays Daily News North West Player of the Year in 2013 … Earned Kansas Basketball Coaches Association First Team honors as a senior … A three-time all-conference first-team selection … Helped the Lady Red to state and district championships in 2013 … Aided in the Lady Red winning back-to-back conference titles in 2011 and 2012 … Holds the Smith Center record for steals in a season and tied the Kansas 2A record for most free throws made in the state tournament … Averaged 19 points, 4.1 steals and 3.7 assists per game while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range.

Daughter of Doug and Michelle Benoit … Has three siblings: McKenzie, Thayne and Colby … Made the Superintendent’s Honor Roll all four years of high school … Majoring in exercise science and plans on attending graduate school to become a physical therapist or physician assistant.