Sydney

Townsend

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Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Pius X
Major: Biochemistry

Bio

Honors & Awards
• NCAA Elite 90 Award (2016)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016, 2017)
• Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2015)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016; Beach-2016, 2017)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016, 2017)
• Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)

2016 (Junior)
• Earned the NCAA Elite 90 Award for having the highest cumulative GPA at the NCAA Championship
• Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Finished the season with 52 digs and 13 service aces

• Tallied a season-high six digs to go with three set assists against Northwestern on Oct. 29
• Served a pair of aces and had four digs in a win over Florida on Aug. 26
• Served two aces with two digs at Rutgers on Nov. 5
• Tallied four digs and an ace against Indiana on Oct. 7
• Had four digs and one set assist in the win over Minnesota on Oct. 23

2015 (Sophomore)
• Earned Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
• Recorded a career-high 15 digs vs. Pittsburgh on Aug. 29
• Served 14 aces and had 58 digs on the season
• Had two service aces vs. Michigan State on Oct. 7 and at Purdue on Nov. 4
• Made back-to-back starts against Maryland and Indiana on Nov. 11 and 14, respectively

2014 (Freshman)
• Played in 29 matches as a freshman defensive specialist
• Recorded 10 or more digs twice
• Accumulated 101 digs on the season and averaged 1.12 digs per set
• Posted 11 digs twice, at Michigan State on Oct. 10, and vs. Maryland on Nov. 16
• Notched 11 service aces on the year, including three against Maryland on Nov. 16
• Recorded a .945 reception percentage

Before Nebraska
• Joined the Huskers from Pius X High School in Lincoln, Nebraska
• Earned All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald for the second straight season in 2013, the only repeat winner on the list
• Helped Pius X to a 34-7 record in 2013 and a berth in the Nebraska Class B state championship
• Started her senior season at outside hitter and totaled 229 kills, but moved to libero midway through the year
• Led the Thunderbolts in digs with 526 and was second in assists with 71
• Named a 2013-14 Under Armour Second-Team All-American
• Helped the Thunderbolts to a third-place finish at the 2012 Nebraska Class A state tournament
• Named to both the Class A and all-class all-tournament teams
• Posted 663 digs as a junior and notched 36 aces
• Tallied a Class A single-match record 39 digs in a first-round win in the 2012 Nebraska state tournament, when she finished with 75 digs for the entire tournament
• Was an outside hitter until switching to defensive specialist in 2011 on the Thunderbolts' Class B state championship team
• Also helped the Nebraska Juniors finish in the top 20 at the 2013 AAU 18 Open National Championship

Personal
• Born in Lincoln, Nebraska
• Parents are Jim and Juli Townsend
• Major is biochemistry

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
2015: In her first beach season, went 0-1 with teammate Kelsey Fien

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Volleyball @ Wisconsin Highlights 10/11/17
Nebraska Volleyball at Iowa Highlights - October 7th
John Cook Press Conference - October 4th