AT GEORGE WASHINGTON:
2008 & 2009 Co-Captain ... Played in 104 sets as a junior last season and contributed 270 points on 192 kills while hitting .227 for the season ... led the Colonials with 33 aces and was second with 80 total blocks (10 solo, 70 assisted) ... named to the Nittany Lion Invitational All-Tournament Team hosted by No. 1 Penn State ... also named GWsports.com's Colonial of the Week Sept. 8 ... played for a USA entry at the 2008 Global Challenge volleyball tournament, July 20-24, in Pula, Croatia ... appeared in 113 sets as a sophomore last season and was third on team with 190 kills and 269 points while hitting .219 ... her 93 total blocks led the squad and her 27 aces ranked second ... also added 79 digs ... named to the 2006 A-10 All-Rookie Team, Colonials' top freshman in 2006 appeared in all 94 sets and started all 26 matches ... totalled 171 kills and her .279 attack percentage was best among GW starters ... led the team with 37 aces and added 46 digs for 242.5 points ... her 64 total blocks (5 solo, 59 assisted) was the second-most on the team ... named to the inaugural DC Challenge All-Tournament Team in August.
Named All-Conference all four years at Minneapolis Southwest High School under coach Jackie Richter ... was Most Improved Player as a freshman and a three-time team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior ... named All-State honorable mention as a senior by the St. Paul Pioneer Press ... also garnered All-Conference academic honors as well as the Dan Olson Scholar Athlete Award.
Born Jan. 22, 1988 in Minneapolis, Minnesota ... full name is Abby Lund Syverson (pronounced "SEE-ver-son") ... daughter of Brad and Carol Syverson ... has a younger brother, Alex (20), who is a rower at Stanford University, and a younger sister, Britta (18) who rows for UCLA ... earned a 3.6 GPA with an International Baccalaureate certificate ... enjoys watching and playing sports, music and Spanish ... Major: geography with a minor in spanish and international affairs.