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Sydney Hames
Player Profile:
Sydney Hames 1500583
Position: Infielder
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bennington, Neb.
High School: Bennington
Honors and Awards
Summit League Academic All-League Team (2016)
NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Summit League Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Summit League Distinguished Scholar (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Summit League Player of the Week (Feb. 15, 2016/April 4, 2016)
College Sports Madness Summit League Player of the Week (Feb. 15, 2016/April 4, 2016)
CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 (2016)
First Team All-Summit League (2016)
UNO’s Bob Kruger Commitment Award (2016)
CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-American (2016)

2016 (Senior) Season Statistics
Named to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team...earned First Team All-Summit League honors at third base…Summit League Academic All-League Team...tabbed as a Summit League Distinguished Scholar and as a NFCA Scholar-Athlete....earned Summit League Academic Honor Roll honors...twice named Summit League Player of the Week (Feb. 15/April 4)…named College Sports Madness Summit League Player of the Week twice (Feb. 15/April 4)…earned CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 accolades…started all 59 games this season…led Omaha in average (.375), hits (75), doubles (15)…finished second in slugging percentage (.670), RBI (55), home runs (14) and total bases (134)…finished second in the Summit League in RBI and was third in average and home runs…set career highs in average, hits, runs scored, doubles, triples, home runs, slugging pct., and on-base pct.….had a season-high five RBI against UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 12) and at Ft. Wayne (Apr. 2)…hit two home runs in a game twice (South Utah and Ft. Wayne)…went 4-for-4 with a double, two homers, three runs scored and five RBI on Apr. 2 at Ft. Wayne…led the program with 22 multiple hit and 16 multiple RBI games…ended the season with a five game hitting streak.

2015 (Junior) - Season Statistics 
Appeared in 35 games with 22 starts at third base and hit .156 with two home runs and 11 RBI…has a .909 fielding percentage in 88 chances…struck out a team low seven times…went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI against Iowa State on Apr. 22….went 1-for-1 against IUPUI on Apr. 24 with a home run and three RBI.

2014 (Sophomore) - Season Statistics
Started all 49 games at third base and hit .292 with one home run, 28 RBI, 15 runs and 10 doubles...had a .953 fielding percentage in 169 chances at third base...struck out a team-low 20 times on the season...started the year with a four-game hitting streak...hit her first career home run on March 21 against South Dakota, finishing 3-for-4 with five RBI...went 3-for-4 with three RBI against Bryant on Feb. 22...ranked third on the team with 12 multi-hit games.

2013 (Freshman)

In her freshman campaign, hit .256 playing in 35 games and making 31 starts as the designated player...scored five runs and had six RBIs with four doubles...drew eight walks and had two sacrifice hits and one sacrifice fly...broke out at the Colorado State Classic, where she went 7-for-16 (.438) and had two doubles and two runs...posted a career-best three hits against Brown on March 1...had a career-high two RBIs at Tennessee State on March 9...played one time at first base and registered four putouts.

Before UNO
Pitched all four years at Bennington High School…also played middle infield when not pitching...led the Badgers to a 32-3 record as a senior in 2011, hitting .469 on the season…was named all-Nebraska first team, Class B first-team all-state, all-Omaha area and captain of the All-Capital Conference team…Badgers finished the season ranked fourth in Class B and qualified for the state tournament…helped the Badgers to a runner-up finish at the Class B state tournament as a junior…following her junior season, earned all-Nebraska second-team honors, Class B first-team all-state honors, all-Omaha area recognition and was named the captain of the All-Capital Conference team…as a sophomore, was named Class B second-team all-state and first-team all-conference, as the Badgers made the move up to Class B…earned Class C all-state honorable mention as a freshman after helping Bennington finish second at the state tournament…also played basketball for four years…was a National Honor Society member and honor roll student.

Personal
Born Nov. 14, 1993 in Omaha, Neb….daughter of Tony and Clara Hames…has one brother, Jordan…plans to major in elementary education and deaf education.

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