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Sydney Griffin
Player Profile:
Sydney Griffin 1885945
Position: Setter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Marshall, Minn.
High School: Marshall HS
Major: Psychology

Career: Goes into senior season with 2,796 assists, already 7th-most in school history ... Holds a career .280 hitting percentage, seventh-highest among UND players all-time (min. 100 kills) ... Played on the U.S. Volleyball Collegiate National Team tryout in Minneapolis along with Faith Dooley (summer 2017).

2016 (Junior): Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player following a stellar campaign that also saw her become the school’s first Division I All-America honoree (Volleyball Magazine honorable mention) ... All-Big Sky Conference First Team ... Big Sky Conference All-Tournament Team ... Recorded nine double-doubles on the season ... Handed out 1,316 assists (19th-most in NCAA Division I), her second straight 1,000-assist campaign ... Started 35 matches ... Had 12 matches with 40 assists or more, including five where she eclipsed the 50 mark ... Killed a career-best 10 balls in the win at Weber State (Oct. 22) ... Hit .296 for the season with 116 kills ... Dug 20 balls at Clemson (Sep. 8) for a new career high ... Had double-digit dig totals in eight matches ... Matched that total on Oct. 21 at Idaho State when she flirted with a triple-double (7 kills, 20 digs, 41 assists) ... Earned third letter.

2015 (Sophomore): Started all 34 matches at the setter position ... Recorded 1,379 assists on the season, fourth-most by a UND player in a single season ... Her 10.94 assists/set average ranked third in the Big Sky Conference ... Tallied a double-double in the season opener, handing out 50 assists and digging 10 balls in a big win over Dayton ... Added 60 assists and 13 digs later in the day against Marquette (Aug. 28) ... Piled up a career-high 70 assists in a five-set win at Southern Utah (Oct. 24) ... Had seven matches with 50 assists or more ... Added 88 kills on the season, hitting .298 ... Finished the year with 10 double-doubles, including final three matches of the season ... Flirted with a triple-double in the Big Sky Conference Tournament, posting 46 assists, 10 digs and a career-high seven kills vs. Idaho (Nov. 19) ... Earned second letter.

2014 (Freshman): Played in 19 sets in 12 matches, including a pair of starts ... Totaled 101 assists for the season ... Made first career start on Sep. 19 vs. Mississippi Valley State, recording 29 assists, six kills and three service aces ... Made her second start in a four-set win vs. Southern Utah, etching new career highs in assists (41) and aces (4) ... Finished the season with eight services aces against just three service errors ... Recorded 15 kills on 42 attempts ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: A 2014 graduate of Marshall High School ... Earned 10 varsity letters in three sports, four each in volleyball and track and two more in basketball ... Named an AAU All-American after leading her team to a third place finish at the national championships in the summer of 2014 ... Most Valuable Player of the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star game ... A three-time all-conference, all-area and Minnesota State All-Tournament Team member ... Directed her prep squad to three Class AA State Championships ... Honor Roll member all four years of high school.

Personal: Daughter of Curtis and Kristy Griffin ... Majoring in psychology.

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