Olivia Sydow
Olivia Sydow

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
West Catholic


11/21/2013

MSU Cross Country Travels To 2013 NCAA Championships

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

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.

11/17/2012

Cross Country Concludes Season at NCAA Championships

Women place 16th, men finish 31st

11/14/2012

Cross Country Teams Return to Louisville for NCAA Championships

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

11/12/2012

Cross Country Receives Most Ever All-Region Honors

Eight Spartans earn recognition for their NCAA Regional performances.

2012:
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.

2011:
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.

2010:
Academic All-Big Ten ... Did not compete.

2009:
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.

Personal:
Born April 14, 1991 ... Daughter of Keith Getz and Rhonda Sydow Getz... Majoring in nutritional sciences.