Olivia Sydow
Olivia Sydow

RS Junior

Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
West Catholic



2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

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


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.


Track & Field/Cross Country Announces 2012 Award Winners

Annual banquet held to recognize award recipients and seniors.


MSU Track & Field Opens Competition At Raleigh Relays

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


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

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.

Academic All-Big Ten
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.
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.

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.

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