Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Westside
Major: Communication Studies


  • Sydney Harlow Photo Gallery 2015-16

Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2016)
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
  • Missouri Valley Tennis Player of the Year (2014)
  • Class A Nebraska State Singles Champion (2014)  
  • Class A Nebraska State Singles (2nd, 2013)
  • Class A Nebraska State Singles (3rd, 2012)

2016-17: Sophomore

Sydney Harlow contributed to the Huskers with four singles wins and a doubles victory this season. She earned two singles victories out of the No. 6 position for the Huskers and earned her doubles win with Elizabeth Gould. 

Off the court, Harlow was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, and Academic All-Big Ten. She also received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award. 

2015-16: Freshman
Sydney Harlow made her mark in Nebraska's lineup her first season as a Husker. Harlow went 5-3 overall in singles play, including 5-2 in the No. 6 position in NU's lineup, while adding an 0-1 mark at No. 5. Harlow went 0-2 in Big Ten singles play.

Harlow also produced a solid 4-0 doubles record while pairing with Mackenna Maddox-Herr and Katerina Matysova. Harlow went 3-0 alongside Maddox-Herr, while adding a victory with Matysova.

Off the court, Harlow earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-16. She was also a member of the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

"Sydney is a strong baseliner with good instincts. She also is very quick on the court," Nebraska Coach Scott Jacobson said. "The fall has offered her an opportunity to grow her net game and become more comfortable on a doubles court.  The greatest area of emphasis this fall has been focusing on creating and maintaining positive energy while competing."  

Before Nebraska
Harlow was a consistent force during her high school at Omaha Westside. She claimed a trio of top-three finishes at the Nebraska Class A singles championships from 2012 to 2014. Harlow captured the state title at No. 1 singles as a junior in 2014, after earning a runner-up finish in 2013. She took third in singles in 2012. Harlow was also the Missouri Valley Tennis Player of the Year in 2014.

The daughter of Nicholas and Marie Harlow, Sydney was born on July 28, 1997, in Omaha. Sydney has one sister, Dylan, 21, who also attends Nebraska. Sydney earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017, and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 and 2017.

During her summers, Sydney enjoys playing tennis and traveling, while spending time playing the guitar and piano. 

Why Harlow Chose Nebraska
"I chose Nebraska because I love the campus, and am a true Husker at heart. I also love the relationship and dynamics the people have with each other here."


Year Spring Big Ten  Fall Total
2015-16 5-3 0-2 3-2 8-5
2016-17 2-0 0-0 2-2 4-2
Totals 7-3 0-2 5-4 12-7


Year Spring Big Ten  Fall Total
2015-16 4-0 0-0 0-2 4-2
2016-17 0-0 0-0 1-3 1-3
Totals 4-0 0-0 1-5 5-5


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