University of Iowa Athletics

#3 Sydney Affolter

Height 5-11
Class Sr.
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School Marist
Sydney Affolter - Women's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Named to the Big Ten’s All-Tournament Team
  • Named to the Albany 2 All-Regional Team
  • Had career-high 14 rebounds against No. 8 Virginia Tech.
  • Recorded first career start against Kansas State.
  • Registered a season-high with three made 3-pointers against FGCU (11/25) and Penn State (3/8).
  • Recorded career-high in points with 18 against Penn State (3/8).
  • Registered nine games this season with eight+ rebounds.
  • Notched first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Rutgers (1/5).
  • Registered three 10+ point performances at the BTT.
  • Tallied a career best eight assists against Michigan (3/9).


  • Had career-high 3 steals vs. Minnesota (Dec.10)
  • Registered a career-high 14 points and eight rebounds against No. 7 Maryland (Feb. 21)
  • Scored a season-high 12 points against Penn State (Jan. 14)
  • Dished out a career-high 6 assists against Rutgers (2/12)
  • Letter winner.


  • Played in 19 games, including eight games with double-digit minutes on the court.
  • Made collegiate debut against New Hampshire (Nov. 9), tallying four rebounds and a block
  • Made first NCAA Tournament appearance against Illinois State (March 18), scoring five points and pulling down one rebound
  • Scored career-high points (8) against Southern University (Nov. 17)
  • Pulled down a career-high rebounds (8) against Wisconsin (Feb. 3)
  • Recorded career-high offensive rebounds (4) at Michigan (Feb. 6)
  • Named to Iowa’s Dean’s List



  • Played at Marist High School under head coach Mary Pat Connolly
  • Three-time all-state, all-region, and East Suburban All-Conference first team honoree
  • ­Two-time state qualifier for Queen of the Hill 3-Point Shootout
  • Named to the Montini Christmas All-Tournament first team as a sophomore as well as the State Farm Holiday Classic and Grow the Game all-tournament teams as a junior
  • Scored her 1000th point and pulled in her 500th rebound during her junior season
  • Averaged 14.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game during her junior season
  • During her sophomore season, she averaged 17.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game
  • As a freshman, she averaged 12.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game
  • Contributed to two regional championships (2018, 2020) and helped team to three consecutive second-place finishes in the East Suburban Catholic Conference Championship
  • Played for All Iowa Attack (Dickson Jensen) during the 2020 season, finishing the season with a 48-0 record, Nike Championship, and USJN Pool All Stars recognition
  • Named to the Dean’s List and is a student ambassador


  • Daughter of Shellie and Ed Affolter
  • Has one brother, Trey, who plays basketball at St. Ambrose University
  • Dad, Ed, played basketball at the University of Illinois Chicago
  • Sport and Recreation Management major