Sydney Wildeboer graduated from Kent City High School in 2011, but on April 20, 2012, she went back for one more day. This time it was at the invitation of Scott Carlson, her high school basketball coach, to participate in a celebration for players signing their letters to play basketball. Sydney signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Grace Bible College starting with the 2012-13 season.
Sydney is a 5-10 forward and will be a key member of the front line for the Lady Tigers. Sydney is an excellent defender, strong rebounder, and solid mid-range shooter. She won Sportsmanship Awards in the 2010 and 2011 seasons for basketball and was a key member of district championship teams. Sydney was also a standout performer in track and field, winning All-Conference and Team MVP honors.
Sydney was Valedictorian of the 2011 graduating class at Kent City. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council. She received the GVSU Award of Distinction and was on the Dean’s List.
Sydney is the daughter of Todd and Becky Wildeboer. She has three siblings; Morgan is 17, Ben is 15, and Taylor is 14.
Sydney remarked on her decision to transfer to Grace from Grand Valley, “I had been praying about this most of my winter semester. I wasn’t sure if Grace would be the right choice for me or not. But, after a lot of prayer, I decided that I would be a lot happier and better off at Grace. To be honest, I’m looking forward to the smallness. Grand Valley was just so large that I felt so small. I’m also looking forward to playing basketball again. I missed it quite a bit this past year, so it will be nice to get back into the game. And, Anna (Iwaniw – stay tuned the next few days) and I have been really close and have played together for a long time, so it will be fun to play basketball with her again.”
“Sydney is a tremendous young lady and we are thrilled to have her in the program at Grace,” Coach Renzema commented. “She is very intelligent and is a real leader. Her basketball abilities also fit well with the type of game we play and she has been well-schooled in the fundamentals.”