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Daren Poe
Daren Poe

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Martinsville, IN

High School:
Martinsville

Last College:
Northern Illinois

Height:
6-0

Position:
DS



For the record: Ranks second on the Purdue career digs per game list with an average of 3.56 per game ... owns two spots on the single season top 10 lists for digs and digs per game ... needs just 86 more digs to eclipse the 1,000-dig milestone for her career.

2003: Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-Mideast Region honoree ... saw action in 28 matches as the team's libero ... pulled up 390 digs to rank ninth on the single season list ... averaged 3.64 digs per game, the fourth best single-season average in school history ... posted double-digit dig tallies in all but four matches ... recorded 20 or more digs on two occasions, including a career-high 25 at Butler ... led Purdue in digs in 26 of the 28 matches she played in ... dished out 57 assists ... tallied two back row kills ... missed the Rice tournament due to injury ... named team's Mental Attitude Award winner.

2002: Made the switch from middle hitter to libero after transferring from Northern Illinois ... started all 33 matches, missing just two games ... averaged 3.48 digs per game to lead the team ... recorded double-figure dig totals in 24 matches, leading the team 16 times ... season-best 22 digs came against Marquette ... dished out four assists at Illinois ... put down seven kills, including three against IPFW ... received team's Outstanding Passer and Mental Toughness awards at postseason banquet.

2001: Appeared in 47 games and started seven matches as rookie for Northern Illinois ... averaged 1.81 digs and 1.17 kills per game ... contributed to team's MAC Conference championship ... team saw NCAA first-round action ... named academic most valuable player.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball at Martinsville ... two-time team most valuable player ... three-time all-conference selection ... 2000 all-metro west player of the year ... 2000 all-metro super team ... 2000 all-state honorable mention ... 2000 Indiana All-Star.

Personal: Given name is Daren Sue Poe ... born March 18, 1983 ... parents are Michael and Sue Ellen Poe ... has an older sister, Brandy ... enjoys swimming and reading ... majoring in liberal arts and finance.

Poe's Career Bests

Kills: 10 vs. Creighton, 9/1/01*
Total Attempts: 24 vs. DePaul, 9/1/01*
Hitting Percentage: .409 (10-1-22) vs. Creighton, 9/1/01*
Assists: 6 vs. Michigan, 10/11/03
Service Aces: 1 six times, last vs. IPFW, 9/6/02
Block Solos: 1 at Marshall, 10/13/01*
Block Assists: 2 six times, last at Iowa, 10/12/02
Total Blocks: 2 six times, last at Iowa, 10/12/02
Digs: 25 at Butler, 10/28/03
* - Statistic recorded at Northern Illinois