Olivia Sydow
Olivia Sydow

RS Junior

Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
West Catholic


MSU Cross Country Travels To 2013 NCAA Championships

Caleb Rhynard and the Spartan women look to represent MSU on national stage.


2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

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


Cross Country Concludes Season at NCAA Championships

Women place 16th, men finish 31st


Cross Country Teams Return to Louisville for NCAA Championships

No. 30 men and No. 15 women will compete in Saturday's championship field.


Cross Country Receives Most Ever All-Region Honors

Eight Spartans earn recognition for their NCAA Regional performances.

Runner-up at the Jeff Drenth Memorial with a time of 18:11.47 ... Ran a time of 21:49 to finish 17th at the Spartan Invitational ... Recorded a personal-best 5k time of 17:33.48 at the Louisville Classic, placing 43rd overall ... Competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a personal-best 6k time of 20:43 to finish 82nd overall ... Finished 33rd with a time of 21:10.10 at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted a time of 20:56 to place 24th at the Great Lakes Regional and earn All-Region honors ... Competed at the NCAA Championships, placing 154th with a time of 21:08.9.

Finished third at the Jeff Drenth Memorial in a time of 18:45.46 ... Ran the Spartan Invitational in a time of 21:42 ... Competed in the Roy Griak Invitational in a time of 23:06.80 ... Placed fourth at the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships in a time of 18:29.13 ... Placed 56th at the Big Ten Championships clocking in a time of 21:40.0 ... Named Big Ten Runner of the Week on Oct. 11 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Academic All-Big Ten ... Did not compete.

Competed unattached ... Finished the Jeff Drenth Memorial with a time of 20:01.6.

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... Majoring in nutritional sciences.