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Dartmouth's Scott Awarded Charles T. Stoner Scholarship

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Courtesy of Dartmouth Athletic Communications

Atlanta - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has selected Dartmouth senior Sydney Scott (Houston, Texas) as the winner of this year's Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship Award.

The scholarship is named for Charles T. Stoner, a former legal consultant for the WBCA and it is presented annually to one female collegiate basketball player who has excelled on and off the court and intends to pursue a career in law.

"I am pleased to present Sydney with the Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship," said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. "Her efforts both athletically and academically have prepared her for the next adventure in life. We wish her nothing but the best as she pursues a career in law."

"I am truly humbled by and excited about this amazing honor," said Scott. "I am supremely thankful to both those who believed enough in me and my goal of attending law school to nominate me and to the WBCA for providing this opportunity."

Throughout her Dartmouth career, Scott defined the term student-athlete. An English major with a 3.47 GPA, Scott served as co-captain for the Big Green and was selected as a 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Finalist. On the court, Scott earned All-Ivy League Honorable Mention in 2008 and Second Team Honors in 2007. She was also a unanimous selection to the All-Rookie Team for the league in 2005.

This season, Scott sealed her mark in the Dartmouth record books. She has played more games than any other player ever to wear the green and white with 116 appearances and ranks fifth all-time in rebounding (740) and 16th in scoring (926).

During Scott's four seasons, the Big Green has won three Ivy League Championships, made two NCAA Tournament appearances and two WNIT appearances. Scott and classmate Kristen Craft (Marshalltown, Iowa) became the first women's basketball players in both Dartmouth and Ivy League history to make four-straight postseason appearances.

Off the court, Scott has participated in a foreign language study abroad program in Mexico, and interned with U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (Texas). At Dartmouth, she served on the Council on Student Organizations and coordinated team community service events.

Scott will be honored at the WBCA Awards Luncheon presented by State Farm and Jostens on Tuesday, April 8, at Noon (ET) in the Marriott Waterside's Grand Ballroom. The luncheon is part of the 2008 WBCA National Convention, held in Tampa Bay, Fla., in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four.

- A.S.