Lydia Dimke
Lydia  Dimke


Ham Lake, Minn.

High School:




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Meet The Team: Freshman Lydia Dimke

The setter/outside hitter calls herself outgoing, spontaneous and caring and looks up to her mother.


Purdue Volleyball vs. Rutgers

Senior Night for Val Nichol & KiKi Jones (photos by Charles Jischke)


Volleyball vs. Indiana

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

2014: Saw action in all 32 matches, earning the start against Iowa ... averaged 1.65 assists per set, to go with 1.38 digs per set and 24 aces ... ranked eighth in the Big Ten in aces per set (0.26) ... dished out double-digit assists in seven matches, including a season-best 30 at Iowa ... completed a double-double against the Hawkeyes with a season-best 12 digs ... also tallied double-digit digs with 10 at Minnesota ... put down season-best eight kills, while hitting .800 against Morehead State ... served up season-high four aces at Northwestern ... helped Purdue to .250 or better hitting percentage in four matches in which she recorded double-digit assists.

Purdue: Enrolled January 2014.

High School: PrepVolleyball.com's No. 50 Senior Ace ... 2013 Under Armour All-America first team honoree ... One of PrepVolleyball's Top 50 Juniors and a 2012 PrepVolleyball High School All-American ... a three-time all-state selection ... garnered all-conference honors each of the last three seasons ... a two-time all-metro honoree ... led the state of Minnesota in aces as a junior, while also earning team MVP honors after leading her team to the conference and section championships and a third place finish at state ... an all-state honorable mention selection as a sophomore, after chipping in 74 aces, 611 assists and 191 digs while ranking second on her team with 221 kills ... earned PrepVolleyball's Soph 79 Highest Honorable Mention accolades after leading her team to conference and section titles ... named to PrepVolleyball's Frosh 59 listing in 2011 as an honorable mention selection after posting 160 kills, 44 blocks and 22 digs ... an honor roll student ... played club volleyball for Northern Lights Volleyball Club ... received 15 Open MVP honors with the club at Junior Nationals in 2011.

Personal: Full name is Lydia Marie Dimke ... born April 23, 1996 ... parents are Bob and Mary Dimke ... has two brothers: Dylan and Wyatt, and one sister: Sydney ... plans to major in psychology.

Fun Facts
Sweet or salty: Salty
Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla
Dogs or cats: Cats
Cooking or eating: Eating
Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: Big City
Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: Switzerland
Place I dream of visiting someday: Australlia
Person I look up to most & why: My grandmother, she always has a positive attitude and sees the best in everyone
Best feeling: stuff block or big kill: Stuff Block
Best Feeling: service ace or big diving save: Diving save
Favorite thing about my position: You get to run the offense
Three words that describe me: Determined, nurturing, capable
One word to describe my game: Passionate
Team I am most excited to play in 2015:Minnesota
My most memorable sports moment: Winning nationals my 15s club year
Celebrity crush: Zac Effron
Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Blake Lively
Person I would like to have dinner with: Jesus
Best non-athletic talent: shopping
Dream job: Own my own coffee shop
Song I have to listen to before a game: Light Up the Sky - The Afters
Favorite thing about playing in Holloway Gymnasium: The fans
My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: Nebraska
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: my mom

Favorite things
Favorite sweet treat: brownies
Favorite ice cream flavor: double fudge brownie
Favorite holiday:Christmas
Favorite sport besides volleyball: hockey
Favorite sports team: Minnesota Wild
Favorite Athlete: Stephen Curry
Favorite TV show: American Ninja Warrior
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter
Favorite Book: Atonement Child
Favorite Musical Artist: Zac Brown Band
Favorite type of pizza: Pepperoni
Favorite Actor: Bradley Cooper
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite place on campus: Greyhouse Coffee
Favorite city:Nisswa, Minnesota
Favorite outdoor activity:Golfing
Favorite animal/furry friend: monkey
Favorite class at Purdue: Ag Econ 331
Favorite Purdue professor:Professor Downey


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