Olivia Sydow
Olivia Sydow

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
West Catholic

Event:
Distance


05/29/2013

2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 113 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

05/10/2013

Rohl Wins Bronze On Day One At Big Ten Championships

Otwell and Pugh also score points for the Spartans on the first day of competition.

04/09/2013

Track & Field/Cross Country Announces 2012 Award Winners

Annual banquet held to recognize award recipients and seniors.

03/30/2013

MSU Track & Field Opens Competition At Raleigh Relays

Spartans shine across the board on the first day in Raleigh.

02/23/2013

Spartans Win Seven Medals at Big Ten Indoor Championships

Bodenbach, Rohl and Pugh come home Big Ten Champions.

Collegiate Bests
• 1,500m - 4:45.96
• Mile - 5:10.13
• 3,000m - 9:49.79
• 5,000m - 16:48.67
• 10,000m - 35:43.89

2012-13:
Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Ran a season-best 16:48.67 in the 5,000m at the Raleigh Relays ... Posted a season-best 4:59.18 in the 1,500m at the Spartan Invitational ... Placed sixth in the 5,000m at the Jesse Owens Classic with a time of 16:56.62 ... Ran a season-best 35:43.89 in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Championships.
INDOOR: Ran a time of 17:05.61 in the 5,000m run at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Posted a career-best time of 17.00.27 and finished eighth in the 5,000m run at the SPIRE Invitational ... Finished third in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invite in a time of 9:56.54.

2011-12:
Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR:
Won the 5,000-meter run at the Dan Kleinow Memorial Invitational in a time of 17:38.32 ... Posted a time of 17:08.98 in the 5,000-meter run to place 16th at the GINA Relays ... Finished 18th in the mile at the MSU Spartan Invitational with a career-best time of 4:45.96.
INDOOR:
Placed 10th place in the 3,000-meter run at the GVSU Alumni Open with a time of 10:22.81 ... Posted a career-best time of 5:10.13 to finish 13th in the mile at the Indiana Relays ... Took seventh place in the 3,000-meter run at the GVSU Big Meet in a season-best time of 9:56.61.

2010-11:
OUTDOOR: Ran the 1500m in 4:52.69 at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational ... Posted a time of 4:54.24 in the 1500m at the EMU Twilight ... Placed fifth in the 3000m at the Lyle Bennett Open with a time of 10:22.81.
INDOOR: Ran the mile in 5:16.96 at the GVSU Big Meet.

High School:
Four year letterwinner at West Catholic in both cross country and track & field under coach Don Passenger ... An all-state honoree in 2005 and 2008 in cross country ... All-region recognition in cross country in 2005, 06, 07, and 08 ... Cross country conference champion in 2008, finishing with a time of 19:21 ... Posted a fourth-place finish at both regionals and state her senior year ... Finished first in her conference in both the 800m run (2:24) and the 1600m (5:19) in 2008 ... Second at regionals with a time of 5:21 and fourth in the state, crossing the finish line in 5:10 ... All-conference honoree in track in 2009 ... All-region honors in track all-four years of high school.

Personal:
Born April 14, 1991 ... Daughter of Keith Getz and Rhonda Sydow Getz ... Plans to major in pre-dentistry/human biology.