Cougars launch five long balls to improve to 5-1
Cougars split the opening day with 4-1 loss to No. 8 Nebraska
Hear from head coach Kyla Holas, Kayla Holland and Sydney Gerbracht
Cougars close out home fall ball schedule on Friday at 3 and 5 p.m.
Cougars 10-run inning comes before the rains
» 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
JUNIOR (2014)Has started 20 games with eight starts coming in RF and 11 at DP ... Batted 2-for-3 vs. No. 4/5 Michigan and scored a run in home state of California during the Judi Garman Classic ... Had a pinch-hit home run at UConn (4/14) ... 1-for-9 as a pinch hitter with two runs scored.
SOPHOMORE (2013)Appeared in 35 games and made 12 starts all at designated player... On base percentage ended at .339 ... Accounted for three runs when coming into the game as a designated player against DePaul ... Came up big with a hit scoring two runs and then went on to score helping the Cougars move on to the 5-0 win (Feb. 15) ... Pinch hit against University of Oklahoma and delivered a single up the middle taking away the no hitter by National Player of the Year Keilani Ricketts (Mar. 1) ... Went 1-for-2 against Southern Miss with a double, RBI, and two walks (Mar. 9)... Pinch hit against Marshall and went 1-for-1 with an RBI helping the Cougars clinch the win.
FRESHMAN (2012)Appeared in 40 games and made 28 starts all at designated player ... Second among the freshman class in starts and games played ... Appeared as the first bat off the bench for Houston on many occasions, led team with three pinch hit home runs ... Recorded first collegiate hit in first career at bat against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Feb. 10) ... Began career with five-game hitting streak ... Hit her first home run against North Texas (Feb. 12) going 2-for-2 in the game with two RBIs ... Took part in the Cougars program-record of seven steals in a single game against UNLV (Feb. 25) with one steal ... Had a three-run homer against No. 7 Louisiana as a pinch hitter... Delivered another home run off the bench for Houston at Marshall (March 11) ... Went 2-for-2 with a home run in her start at UTSA (May 1) with two RBIs and runs scored.
HIGH SCHOOLCompeted for the Falcons under Coach Jon Moore at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif...Posted a 26-4 record in her senior season...Served as team captain...Led her team to the CIF Finals in 2010 and league championships in the 2009 and 2010 seasons...Received the "Leadership" and "Best Defense" awards...Also excelled in soccer...Received "Most Scored Goals" award...Was on the All-Academic Team, Principal's Honor Court and a TPHS Scholar Athlete...Also recruited by FSU and George Washington University.
PERSONALFull name is Sydney Noelle Gerbracht...Born April 29, 1992 in San Diego, Calif...Daughter of Phil and Sheryl Gerbracht...Chose to attend the University of Houston because of the athletic and academic programs and the good community...Favorite hobbies include playing soccer, singing and going to the beach...Majoring in Communications.