Lydia Dimke
Lydia  Dimke


Ham Lake, Minn.

High School:




No. 16 Volleyball Survives Fiesty Iowa

Boilermakers rally for five-set win over Hawkeyes


No. 18 Volleyball To Face Top 10 Foes

Boilermakers hit the road to play No. 7 Ohio State, No. 5 Penn State


No. 19 Volleyball Set for Rivalry Week

Boilermakers set to face Indiana on Wednesday, Saturday


Dimke, Cuttino Shine in Sweep

Sophomores star as Boilermakers top South Dakota 3-0


Volleyball Sweeps Ball State

Drews paces Boilermakers to second win of the day


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.

2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 24 matches, mostly as an outside hitter and serving specialist ... racked up 55 kills, while hitting at a .254 clip, and adding 10 aces, 19 digs and five blocks ... dished out 22 assists, including a season-best 10 vs. Maryland, while helping the team to a .394 hitting effort ... tallied double-digit kills (14) to lead team vs. South Dakota ... managed a .250 or better hitting percentage in six of 12 matches with a hitting attempt ... named to the Boiler Box Challenge all-tournament team.

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.

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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