UCLA Women's Volleyball BIO
Skylar Dykstra
Player Profile:
Skylar Dykstra 1550037
Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'9"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Redondo Beach, Calif.
High School: Redondo Union HS
Experience: High School

Dykstra was a four-year starter at outside hitter at Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, Calif. ... had 328 kills, 460 digs, 51 blocks and 47 aces as a senior, earning First Team All-CIF honors ... was also named Player of the Year by the Daily Breeze and Volleyball Now, the California Gatorade POY and a High School First Team All-American ... helped the Sea Hawks to a 1-AA CIF Runner-Up finish and a third-place showing at State in 2012 ... was a two-time team captain for RUHS ... also named All-CIF her other three seasons ... was named the #54 Prep Volleyball Senior Ace ... coached by Tommy Chaffins ... most recently played club with Sports Shack with coaches Tim Jensen, Chris McGee and Marcio Sicoli ... played libero and won gold at the 18’s National Open.

Born Skylar Jade Dykstra on Nov. 27, 1994 in Santa Monica, Calif. ... parents are Lisa and Jerry Joe Dykstra ... father played basketball at Western Illinois, holding the NCAA consecutive free throws made record for 19 years, also getting drafted by the Phoenix Suns and played professionally in Europe ... has three older sisters, Jenna, who played four years of volleyball at Davidson, Devon, who played one season at both Colorado and UCLA, and Lara, who has played at Nebraska and is currently at Pepperdine ... older brother, Joey, played at USC and is currently a professional beach player ... chose to attend UCLA because of the volleyball program’s tradition of excellence and because it’s a world-class university ... thing she likes the most about volleyball is how every person on the team is involved and can give to the team in some way ... favorites include actress Jennifer Lawrence, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and their top player Stephen Curry and the musical group Timeflies ... biggest athletic thrill was winning JO’s with her Sports Shack club team ... hobbies include reading, cooking and hiking ... undecided on a major.

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