The Lady Bears look for their eighth tournament title in 10 seasons.
BU garners multiple recognitions for seventh straight year.
Bears will play for Big 12 title Sunday at 1 p.m. vs. Kansas State.
Bears close out regular season with two matches over the weekend.
Sophomore goes undefeated versus Texas A&M and Texas.
2014 ITA All-American Doubles
2014 ITA All-Academic Team
Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2014 Fall (Sophomore): Ranked No. 78 entering the season...Went on to record 6-4 singles mark in three tournaments...Beat 99th-ranked Anna Mamalat of Texas A&M to open year at Under Armour Kick-off...Won three matches, including upset of Texas' No. 13 Breaunna Addison, to advance to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships...Fell to Rice's 93rd-ranked Natalie Beazant in quarterfinals...Netted an at-large selection to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships...Went 2-1 at national event...Overall, three of four singles losses were to ranked foes...Had team-best 6-1 record in doubles play with partners Ema Buric (3-0) and Kelley Anderson (3-1)...Ranked No. 37 when paired with Burgic as duo won all three matches at Under Armour Kick-Off...Reached semifinals of regional championships with Anderson, before dropping 4-6, 6-4, 11-13 decision...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2013-14 (Freshman): Enjoyed most successful season of any BU player...Earned ITA All-American doubles honors by advancing to NCAA quarterfinals with partner Victoria Kisialeva...Went 34-5 in singles action overall for ninth-most wins in single season in program history, including 24-2 mark in dual-match play...Was 35-7 (.833) in doubles action overall with three different partners...That doubles percentage ranks No. 1 in BU history for singles season and 35 wins is third-most in program history...Teamed with Kisialeva to produce 21-6 record and 10-3 mark in dual-match play...Ended season ranked No. 22...Had not played with Kisialeva since March 19, before winning opening two matches of NCAA Championship to reach quarterfinals...Beat No. 9 Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips of UCLA in opening round, 6-3, 6-3, before downing No. 27 Belinda Woolcock and Sofie Oyen of Florida, 4-6,6-4, 6-2...Fell 6-3, 6-1 to No. 2 Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase of Georgia to end season...Spent latter part of season playing No. 3 doubles with Alex Clay as duo was 13-1 and 10-1 at No. 3 spot...Majority of singles matches came at No. 4 and 5 singles positions with a 22-2 record...Won season's final five decisions...Only losses in dual-match play were to No. 27 Sofie Oyen of Florida and Mia Lancaster of Oklahoma...Reached season high rank of No. 103 on March 27 and was No. 109 at end of season in singles...Provided clinching point in 4-3 victory at No. 20 Texas (April 18) with 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5) victory over Neda Koprcina to help BU complete undefeated Big 12 regular season and claim outright league title...Posted 7-1 record in Big 12 play to earn share of No. 4 singles position title...Tallied deciding point in 4-1 triumph over No. 25 Oklahoma State in Big 12 Championship finale with 6-2, 7-6(3) win over Katarina Adamovic...Had breakout fall season, going 10-3 in three tournaments...Won consolation final at Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational with five straight wins, after opening career with loss...Went 2-1 at USTA/ITA Texas Regional, dropping round of 32 match to No. 10 Breaunna Addison of Texas...Closed fall with 3-1 mark at Jack Kramer Club Invite...Produced 10-2 record in doubles action, including 9-2 mark with Kisialeva...Teamed with Kisialeva to win doubles title at season-opening Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational...Reached semifinals of USTA/ITA Regional Championships...Made quarterfinals at Jack Kramer tournament...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
Prep/Juniors: Played for Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas...Won the girls singles in the TAPPS 4A State Championship leading her team to a third-place overall finish...Played in the U.S. Open Junior Championship and won a pair of tournaments in doubles and made three quarterfinals in singles.
Personal: Full name is Sydney Blair Shankle...Born Aug. 14, 1994, in San Antonio, Texas...Daughter of Jimmy and Terri Shankle...Pre-business major.