LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s basketball coach Scott Blum announced the signing of Division I transfer guard Sydnie Ward to scholarship papers for the 2020-21 academic season.
The Atlanta, Ga., native earned high school letters in basketball winning the Metro Nashville City Championship in 2014. Ward was the Most Valuable Player in the 2014 and earned All-Tournament Team honors that year. She was All-District 12-AAA in 2016 and earned First-Team All-Region honors in Georgia at Alpharetta High School in 2017-18.
Ward attended NCAA Division I Mississippi Valley State University for two seasons. She appeared in all 30 games her freshman season averaging 7.2 points per game while shooting 32% from the field. Her sophomore year she played in 27 games averaging 18 minutes per game.
She plans on studying psychology while at CU and wants to become a psychologist or a counselor after she graduates. In her free time, Ward likes to sing old school R&B songs, dance, and binge watch Netflix.
Sydnie is the daughter of Damon and Latifa Ward.