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#1 Sydney Anderson
Position: Setter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Alta
Other College: Utah
Experience: Transfer
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Honors and Awards

  • BYU Nike Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2010 Team Co-Captain
  • 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Finalist
  • 2009 Team Co-Captain
  • 2009 Third-Team AVCA All-American
  • 2008 Second-Team AVCA All-American
  • 2008 Second-Team Volleyball Magazine All-American
  • Two-Time First-Team AVCA All-Central Region (2008-09)
  • Two-Time First-Team All-Big 12 (2008-09)
  • NCAA Omaha Regional All-Tournament Team
  • AVCA National Player of the Week (Nov. 10)
  • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 9)
  • 2009 LSU Tiger Classic Offensive MVP
  • 2009 LSU Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Two-Time Runza/AVCA Showcase All-Tournament Team (2008-09)
  • Two-Time Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team (2008-09)
  • 2008 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
  • 2008 Seattle Regional All-Tournament Team
  • 2008 Paso Robles Marriott All-Tournament Team
  • Five-Time Big 12 Rookie of the Week
  • 2007-08 U.S. National Team
  • 2007-08 A-2 National Team
  • 2006 AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year
  • 2006 Mountain West Setter & Freshman of the Year

2010: Senior
Anderson split time at the setter position in 2001 with sophomore Lauren Cook in the Huskers' 6-2 rotation • Moved from ninth to fourth on NU's all-time assists chart during the season, as she ended her career with 3,332 assists • Helped the Huskers rank fifth nationally and first in the Big 12 with 13.90 assists per set • Averaged 6.01 assists, 0.14 aces and 1.67 digs per set • Topped the 20 assist mark during 17 matches • Was named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award • Was a picked as a team captain for the second straight season • Captured all-tournament honors in her home state of Utah at the BYU Nike Invitational • Helped the Huskers hit over .300 in 14 matches, including two matches over .400 • Ended her career with 24 assists in a 1-3 loss to Washington in the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 10 • Has a .933 setting percentage against Auburn on Dec. 3 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with 14 assists on 15 attempts • Helped the Huskers hit a season-high .429 against Sacred Heart to open the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 2 • Posted 22 assists on 24 attempts (.917) in a home sweep of Oklahoma on Nov. 17 • Posted 18 assists at Kansas on Nov. 3  as the Huskers hit .423 • Was nearly perfect against Texas Tech on Oct. 20 with 22 assists on 23 attempts (.957), while also adding a season-high three aces • Produced a .920 setting percentage during a win over Texas at home on Oct. 2 with 22 assists on 25 attempts • Put up a season-high 29 assists in a five-set win over No. 3 Illinois at the Devaney Center on Sept. 11 • Notched the 23rd double-double of her Husker career at Creighton on Aug. 31 with 20 assists and 10 digs.

2009: Junior
Anderson wrapped up her second season as Nebraska's starting setter, averaging 11.53 assists, 0.77 kills and 2.45 digs per set to earn first-team All-Big 12 and All-Central Region honors • Third-team All-American ranked second in the Big 12 in assists, has a team-high 14 double-doubles (assists-digs) and is the only Husker named to all four all-tournament teams this season • Helped Nebraska hit .300 or better in 13 matches, including two matches over .400 • Named to the NCAA Omaha All-Regional team after averaging 10.86 kills, 2.29 digs and 0.71 kills in a pair of NCAA Regional matches • Dished out 13.33 assists per set while helping NU hit .319 in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament • Finished with 41 assists, 12 digs and four kills in a sweep at Kansas State on Nov. 11 • Dished out 44 assists as NU hit .433 in a sweep at Kansas on Nov. 21 • Totaled 47 assists in helping Nebraska hit .372 against Texas A&M on Nov. 11 • Named AVCA National Player of the Week on Nov. 10, as she averaged 13.67 assists and helped NU hit .384 in wins over Missouri and No. 8 Iowa State • Sparked a win at Iowa State on Nov. 7 with 39 assists, a season-high three aces and four kills • Totaled 43 assists and a pair of service aces against Missouri, as Nebraska hit a season-best .451 against the Tigers on Nov. 4 • Reached the 50-assist mark for the fifth time with 51 assists & 10 digs against Oklahoma on Oct. 24  • Totaled 56 assists, 10 digs and had three blocks against No. 14 Iowa State on Oct. 21 • Tied an NU career high with 57 assists and added nine digs against Missouri while helping NU hit .315 on Oct. 17 • Collected a double-double at Baylor on Oct. 14, totaling 39 assists and 10 digs while NU hit .320 against the Bears • Reached 50 assists for the second time this year with 54 digs and tied a career high with 16 digs in a five-set win at Oklahoma on Sept. 30 • Named to the Ameritas Players Challenge all-tournament team, as she averaged 10.58 assists, 1.00 kills and 2.83 digs per set • Dished out 49 assists, had 10 digs and a career-best seven kills on .778 hitting vs. BYU on Sept. 10 • Selected as the Offensive MVP of the LSU Tiger Classic on Sept. 5, when she averaged 9.90 assists, 2.40 digs and 0.50 blocks per set in three wins • Notched a double-double at LSU, collecting a season-high 51 assists and matching her Husker career best with 14 digs • Earned a spot on the 2009 Runza/AVCA Showcase all-tournament team with 46 assists and 11 digs in Nebraska's win over No. 11 Minnesota.

2008: Sophomore
Anderson stepped into the starting lineup in her first season at Nebraska and piloted the Huskers to 31 wins and a berth in the NCAA semifinals • Averaged 11.60 assists, 2.05 digs, 0.53 blocks and 0.29 aces per set en route to second-team All-America honors from the AVCA • Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and a first-team All-Big 12 selection after ranking second in the league in assists and sixth in service aces • Helped Nebraska hit .300 or better in 15 matches during the season and totaled eight double-doubles (assists/digs), including three in the NCAA Tournament • Dished out 50-or-more assists five times, including three times in five NCAA Tournament matches • Totaled 51 assists, four kills, six digs and two blocks in NU's loss to No. 1 Penn State in the national semifinals on Dec. 18 • Named to the Seattle Regional All-Tournament team after dishing out a season-best 57 assists and adding 13 digs in a win over No. 5 Washington on Dec. 13 • Eclipsed the 50-assist mark and posted a double-double with 51 assists and 10 digs in a win over Liberty in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 5 • Helped the Huskers hit .447 in a sweep at Kansas with 42 assists, nine digs and four kills on Nov. 15 • Dished out 42 assists as NU hit .352 as a team against No. 15 K-State on Nov. 8 • Totaled 51 assists, four kills and four blocks in a win over Iowa State on Nov. 1 • Led NU with five blocks and recorded her fourth double-double with 48 assists and 10 digs in a win at Iowa State on Sept. 27 • Guided Nebraska to a 3-1 win over third-ranked Texas on Sept. 20, dishing out a season-high 52 assists and adding 10 digs for her third double-double on Sept. 20 • Recorded a double-double at No. 17 Kansas State on Sept. 17, finishing with then-season bests in both assists (46) and digs (10) while adding three aces • Earned a spot on the Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament team after averaging 10.67 assists, 1.33 kills and 2.67 digs a set against LSU and New Mexico • Was selected to the all-tournament team at Cal Poly, averaging 11.67 assists per set, including 39 assists and 10 digs against No. 14 Cal Poly • Tabbed to the Runza/AVCA Showcase All-Tournament team after leading the Huskers to wins over No. 2 Stanford and No. 4 USC, as she recorded a career-best five aces against the fourth-ranked Women of Troy.

Before Nebraska
Anderson trained with the U.S. National Volleyball Team in Colorado Springs beginning in July of 2007 until the spring of 2008 • Played at the USA Open in both 2007 and 2008, helping the USA-Blue team to a third-place finish in 2008 • Selected to the all-tournament team in 2008 • Spent the 2006 season at the University of Utah, helping the Utes to a Mountain West Conference regular-season title • Selected as the AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year after guiding Utah to a 28-4 record and a final No. 15 national ranking in the CSTV/AVCA Poll • Averaged 12.45 assists, 2.77 digs and 0.76 blocks per set en route to being named both the Mountain West Conference Setter and Freshman of the Year • Posted nine double-doubles on the season, including a 64-assist, 19-dig performance against Wyoming • Named to the All-MWC Tournament team after totaling 60 assists and 12 digs in the championship match against Colorado State • Had six matches with at least 50 assists, including 52 assists and 13 digs in an NCAA first-round win over Michigan State • Had a personal-best seven blocks in a win over Colorado State  • Was a four-year letterwinner at Alta High School, earning Utah Gatorade Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior • Was the No. 10 player in the country by the website Prepvolleyball.com in 2006 • Was a four-time all-region and all-state honoree  and helped Alta to a No. 5 ranking in the state as a senior in 2005 • Selected as a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 pick following her senior year • Selected Nebraska over Washington, Penn State, Cal Poly and Pepperdine.

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