2013-14 (Fr.): Head of the Hooch: Contributed to a third place finish as part of the Freshman 8+ crew (O'Connell, Moody, Heyman, Crews, Daly, Esposito, Kerrigan, Neppl; 17:16.1) ... Head of the Colorado: Helped the Freshman 8+ crew (O'Connell, Moody, Heyman, Daly, Crews, Esposito, Kerrigan, Neppl; 18:50.4) to a first place finish ... Place second with a Novice 4+ crew (Metz, Daly, Courteau, Klein; 20:43.9) ... Head of the Oklahoma: Was part of a Novice 8+ team (O'Connell, Moody, Heyman, Daly, Kerrigan, Klein, Courteau, Neppl) that placed first (15:38.309).
Prep: Attended Bainbridge High School ... Placed first in the Windemere Cup and second in the Brentwood Regatta ... Finished second in the Northwest Regional in V8+ action ... Qualified for Nationals ... Rowed club with Bainbridge Island Rowing ... Lettered in soccer and basketball ... Was a Metro League honorable mention selection.
Personal: Full name is Sydney Elizabeth Severson ... Born on February 21, 1995 in Seattle, Wash ... Daughter of Jennifer Rostenbach and Jerry Severson ... Has a brother (Brandon), sister (Madison) and a stepbrother (Beckham) ... Chose SMU because of the campus, student/teacher ratio, rowing program and reputation ... Business major ... Lists her favorite athlete as Russell Wilson ... Favorite place to compete was the Seattle Windemere Cup ... Would like to row in San Diego and Miami ... Enjoys fishing and music ... Uncle played professional football and father played basketball and football at Azusa Pacific University.