Faye Adelaja
Faye  Adelaja

RS Senior

Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Parkview Baptist




Mortar Board Premier Begins 2017 Season

Purdue volleyball begins its season Friday, Aug. 25


Adelaja Nominated for NCAA WOTY

Faye Adelaja has been nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


Boilermakers Garner Sportsmanship Honor

Big Ten honors Faye Adelaja and Matt Bouggy with sportsmanship award


Fifth-Annual Golden Pete Winners

Kim, Replogle receive Big Ten Medal of Honor


Volleyball vs. Indiana

Volleyball match featuring Purdue versus Indiana on October 8, 2014.

For The Record: Ranks second on the career hitting percentage list (.362) and eighth in career block assists (341) ... owns three spots on the season Top 10 lists: hitting percentage (second, .397 in 2015; fifth, .367 in 2016) and block assists (ninth, 127 in 2013) ... hit at an .800 clip (12 kills, 0 errors, 15 attempts) vs. Maryland, Oct. 3, 2015, marking the best hitting percentage with 15-19 attempts in a four-set match in program history ... hit at a .690 clip (21-1-29) at No. 3 Wisconsin, on Nov. 5, 2016, tying for the best hitting percentage with 20-plus attempts in a five-set match in program history ... one of just 12 players in Purdue history with 700 kills and 350 blocks.

2016:Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Prep Volleyball Honorable Mention All-America selection ... AVCA First Team All-Northeast Region ... Honorable Mention All-Big Ten ... started 30 matches ... missed season-opening tournament with injury ... paced team with a .367 hitting percentage, which ranks 35th nationally, third in the Big Ten and fifth on Purdue's season list... tallied 2.26 kills per set, ranking third on the team ... posted double-digit kills in 13 matches, including career-best 21 at No. 3 Wisconsin, while leading the team twice ... put up five or more blocks 11 times, including team-leading tally 17 times ... hit at a .300 or better clip in 18 matches, including .400 or better 14 times and .500 or better seven times ... named to the Stacey Clark Classic all-tournament team.

2015: AVCA Honorable Mention All-America ... AVCA First Team All-Northeast Region ... Honorable Mention All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 30 matches in which she played ... ranks 26th nationally in hitting percentage (.397), a clip which ranked third among Big Ten players ... ranked third in conference play with a .395 clip ... averaged 2.38 kills per set, second most on the team, including double-digit tallies 12 times ... added 0.89 blocks per set, second most on the team ... led team in blocks 13 times, with five or more stuffs five times, including a season-best eight against No. 3 Minnesota ... led team in kills with career-best 16 vs. No. 3 Minnesota ... recorded 500th career kill at Northwestern ... hit at a .250 or better clip 24 times, including .300 plus 21 times, .400 plus 16 times and .500 or better eight times ... served up one ace at Indiana ... added 29 digs and five assists ... blocking helped Purdue hold foes to a .191 hitting percentage ... named to Marcia E. Hamilton Classic all-tournament team.

2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 26 matches, starting 18 ... averaged 1.97 kills per set, while hitting at a .344 clip and adding 0.77 blocks per set ... ranked 11th in the Big Ten in hitting percentage ... registered double-digit kills three times, while putting up five or more blocks in three matches ... led team in kills four times and blocks on seven occasions ... hit at a .250 or better clip 13 times, including .400 or better 10 times and .500 or better six times ... added 15 digs and two aces ... named to KSU Owl Invitational all-tournament team.

2013: Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Defensive Player and Co-Freshman of the Week, Sept. 16 ... started all 35 matches ... averaged 1.34 kills and 1.11 blocks per set ... put up 127 block assists, ranking ninth on the Purdue season Top 10 list ... ranked seventh in the Big Ten in overall blocks per set ... led the team in blocks 15 times, including five or more stuffs 13 times ... tallied team-best seven stuffs in NCAA Second Round vs. #4 Missouri and team leading six in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matches ... posted career-high 11 stuffs vs. Pittsburgh, most for a Purdue player since 2010 ... posted one double-digit kill effort with 10 vs. #10 Minnesota ... led team in kills at USF ... hit .250 or better in 22 matches, including .300 or better 16 times, .400 or better 12 times and .500 or better nine times ... named to the Mortar Board Premier all-tournament team.

2012: Redshirted the season.

High School: Listed among prepvolleyball.com's Top 250 Senior Aces ... a two-time all-state selection by the Louisiana Volleyball Coaches Association, earning the nod her final two seasons ... named LVCA Small School Player of the Year as a senior, while also garnering her third straight small schools All-Metro Team MVP and third straight all-district MVP honor ... earned High Honorable Mention All-America and a Top 50 Junior Class selection by PrepVolleyball, while also being named to Volleyball Magazine's Top 25 Underclassmen to Watch list ... listed among PrepVolleyball's Soph 79 after earning the first of three all-district first team honors ... led team to state semifinals after compiling 612 kills, 245 digs, 46 aces and 45 blocks as a senior ... an honorable mention all-district selection in volleyball and basketball as a freshman ... National Merit Semifinalist ... played club volleyball for Louisiana Volleyball on the 17 Elite and 18 Grant teams.

Personal: Given name is Fayette Aderinsoye Adelaja ... born Dec. 10, 1993 ... parents are Francis and Gladys Adelaja ... has one sister, Frances ... major is movement and sport sciences.

Favorite things
Favorite sweet treat: 85% cacao dark chocolate with fruit
Favorite ice cream flavor: I actually don't like ice cream anymore (I know, weird right?!)
Favorite holiday: Labor Day
Favorite sport besides volleyball: Wii Tennis
Favorite sports team: New Orleans Saints
Favorite Athlete: Michelle Warnky
Favorite TV show: Sherlock
Favorite Movie: The Avengers
Favorite Book: The Crucible
Favorite Musical Artist: Hans Zimmer
Favorite type of pizza: Bacon and Pineapple
Favorite Actor & Actress: Benedict Cumberbatch & Scarlett Johansson
Favorite Food: Seed Butter
Favorite place on campus: Starbucks at the Union
Favorite city: San Diego, California
Favorite outdoor activity:Crab/Crawfish Boil
Favorite animal/furry friend: Cats
Favorite class at Purdue: Bio 203: Human Anatomy and Physiology
Favorite Purdue professor:Orla Hart, Biochemisty Professor


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