College softball: Texas A&M's Sydney Shannon has Oklahoma roots

The former Marlow standout liked the small-town feel of College Station. She says the Aggies will need to play well to beat OU in Super Regional.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: May 20, 2013
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Sydney Shannon is a senior right fielder for Texas A&M. But she has Oklahoma roots — she's from Marlow.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, Shannon and the Aggies will take on Oklahoma at Marita Hynes Field in Norman for the first game of the Super Regional. The Oklahoman caught up with Shannon to talk to her about her decision to play at A&M, facing OU in past years and what Oklahoma fans should know about Aggie softball.

Question: How did you end up at Texas A&M?

Answer: “I (visited) A&M and just kind of fell in love with the softball program and the culture on campus. It has a kind of a small-town feel. I'm from Marlow. I chose A&M based on the culture of the school.”

Did you ever think of going to Oklahoma or Oklahoma State for softball?

“Actually, I did. I definitely knew, probably my freshman year, that I just didn't want to go to school in Oklahoma. My mom and stepdad actually moved to Texas. I felt comfortable going to a school in Texas. I knew a lot of people from my high school that went to OU. Really, I just wanted to get out of Oklahoma, make new friends and come to A&M because it was such an awesome school.”

What do you know about Oklahoma softball?

“I have a lot of friends that obviously played there or had played there. ... It's a great program by all means. My friends that went there, they loved it. It's obvious that they're a very talented team, and we're definitely going to have to play very well to beat them this weekend.”


by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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