May 16, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Sunday marked the first day of WNBA training camp for former Texas A&M women's basketball players Danielle Adams and Sydney Colson, who are competing to make the 11-player rosters when the WNBA regular season begins on June 3, 2011.
Adams (Kansas City, Mo.) was the 20th overall WNBA Draft pick by the San Antonio Silver Stars, while Colson (Houston, Texas) was picked 16th overall by the Connecticut Sun and was then traded to the New York Liberty.
Colson, a 5-foot-8 guard, finished her four-year career at A&M averaging 6.2 points, 1.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists over 138 games. She posted over 100 assists three straight seasons and in 2011 she led the Big 12 and ranked in the top 10 nationally with 6.1 assists per game. She finished the year second on the single season chart with 221 assists. Colson ranks fourth all-time in A&M's career assists (504) and steals (255). She was a 2011 AP All-America Honorable Mention and an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
Colson was featured in a New York Liberty video after the first day of training camp.
Adams, a 6-foot-1 combination forward/center, was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 NCAA Women's Final Four after recording the second-most points in national championship game history behind only Sheyrl Swoopes' record of 47 points in 1993. She is Texas A&M's first State Farm All-American, first AP First Team All-American and first USBWA All-American. She finished her Aggie career averaging 19.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over 71 games. Adams holds A&M records for most points (40) and most blocks (10) in a single game, most points in a single season (847), most points in two consecutive seasons (1,386) and best career scoring average (19.5 ppg).
View a photo gallery of Day 1 of training camp of the San Antonio Silver Stars.