University of Nebraska
Sydney Anderson is a sociology major and is on track to graduate in May 2011.
Anderson has been a leader since joining the Nebraska program in August of 2008. She is entering her second year as team captain as chosen by her teammates. She was forced into a position of leadership early after transferring into the program. When she arrived, there was no scholarship setter on campus because of a retirement of another player. Anderson’s leadership helped Nebraska win 31 matches and reach the NCAA semifinals, where the Huskers took unbeaten Penn State to five sets - the only sets the Nittany Lions dropped in 2009 at that point.
Anderson has been active in the Husker volleyball team’s outreach, working youth clinics among other things. Earlier this summer, Anderson and the rest of the Huskers participated in a clinic for the Special Olympics USA National Games.
Anderson is one of the best players in the country and is a two-time AVCA All-American. A former member of the U.S. National Team, Anderson is a two-time first-team All-Big 12 performer since arriving at Nebraska. Other honors include two NCAA Regional All-Tournament teams, 2009 AVCA National Player of the Week, 2008 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, 2006 AVCA West Regional Freshman of the Year, and 2006 Mountain West Conference Setter of the Year and Freshman of the Year. She has been selected to the all-tournament team of every regular-season tournament Nebraska has played in over the last two years.