Former Beaver Sydney Wiese tests positive for Covid-19

Sydney Wiese is one of the greatest basketball players in Oregon State history. After she graduated from Oregon State in 2017 she was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in the first round. Sydney has spent the off-season playing pro basketball places in countries like Australia, Isreal and this past season in Spain.

She was in Spain when she was told she better get back to the United States because of the poteential future travel problems. She flew back from Barcelona to Mexico City to LAX and then home to Phoenix. She did self quarantine but starting feeling less than great recently. She announced her diagnosis on twitter:

Sydney Wiese



Mar 27

I tested positive for COVID-19. I am feeling well- fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading it. All of us are united in our fight to stop this spread and keep everyone safe/healthy. I will do my part, and I hope you do too.

The Los Angeles Sparks put out this official release on their website:

Sparks Statement on Sydney Wiese

March 27, 2020

LOS ANGELES –Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from playing overseas in Spain. Her symptoms are mild and she’s in positive spirits and feeling fine. She’s been in self-isolation at home in Phoenix since her return and is encouraging everyone to practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of the virus. The Sparks are in direct communication with Sydney and wish her a speedy recovery.

Sydney is the first person I know that has tested positive.

Sydney doesn't know exactly where she picked up the virus of course. But she told me the symptoms are mild so far. We all wish her the best and can't wait to see her on the court this season in the WNBA even though like everything else their season if up in the air right now.

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