Renata Dargan
Renata  Dargan

New Lenox, IL

High School:
Providence Catholic

Student Assistant Coach


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For the Record: Leads in career assists list with 5,871... owns three spots on the single-season top 10 list for assists... her .347 hitting percentage in 2005 places her third all time for a single season... ranks seventh all time in block assists with 318.

2005: Started all 34 matches at setter ... Honorable Mention All-America ... All-Mideast Region selection ... unanimous All-Big Ten selection ... three-time Big Ten Player of the Week (9/6, 9/12, 11/28) ... broke school record for career assists against Butler (9/7) and has raised the mark to 5,871 ... chalked up her first career triple-double with 13 kills, 13 digs and 61 assists against No. 8 Wisconsin (9/30) ... recorded double doubles against No. 4 Penn State (49A, 11D), Michigan State (46A, 11D), Michigan (44A, 10K), Iowa (44A, 10D), at Iowa (52A, 16D) and No. 17 Minnesota (47A, 10D) ... led team in aces seven times and in blocks on four occasions ... posted 50-or more assists in eight matches, including a season-best 64 against Northwestern ... ranked third in the Big Ten in overall assists (12.61) and fourth in hitting percentage (.347) ... ranked 30th in the nation in assists per game ... ranked seventh on Purdue career block assists list (318) ... surpassed 600 kill milestone vs. No. 17 Minnesota (11/26) ... surpassed 900 dig mark against Virginia Commonwealth (12/2) ... surpassed 300 block milestone vs. Iowa (10/15) ... named MVP of the Nike Invitational and GlaxoSmithKline Classic ... Academic All-District V and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2004: Received Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors and Academic All-Big Ten accolades ... started 31 contests, averaging 13.30 assists per game, the fourth-best tally in the Big Ten and 18th best in the nation ... handed out 1,556 assists, the second-best single-season total in school history ... moved into fourth place on the Purdue career assists list ... in conference games, ranked fourth in assists per game with 13.32 ... season-best hitting percentage of .571 (15-3-21) against Indiana was the 10th best clip in a conference match during the season ... tallied a career-high 72 assists against Michigan ... helped team to a .495 hitting night against East Tennessee State, the third best clip by a Big Ten team in 2004 ... averaged 1.56 kills, 1.79 digs and 0.78 blocks per game ... served up 26 aces, second most on the team ... led the squad in blocks on four occasions ... tallied 12 double-doubles, with double-figure digs in seven matches and double-digit kills in five matches ... recorded a career-high 15 kills against Indiana ... posted a career-high 27 attempts twice during the year ... a preseason All-Big Ten selection ... named to the all-tournament team at the Badger Challenge.

2003: Garnered Honorable Mention All-Big Ten accolades ... averaged 11.95 assists per game, the ninth-best tally in the Big Ten, while starting 116 games at setter ... dished out 1,422 assists, seventh-most in the Big Ten and the eighth-best single season total in school history ... moved into eighth place on the Purdue career assists list with 2,827 ... handed out career-best 70 assists in match against Mississippi State ... led team with 46 service aces ... ranked fifth in the Big Ten in overall service aces per game (0.39) and fifth in conference aces per game (0.32) ... served up a career-high five aces on two occasions, including the win over No. 18 Minnesota ... registered 1.53 kills, 1.97 digs and 0.81 blocks per game ... led team in blocks on five occasions ... career-high nine blocks came against Rice ... led the team in kills on five occasions ... tallied career-high 11 kills against Indiana State at the Mortar Board Premier ... pulled up double-figure digs in nine matches and double-digit kills on two occasions ... named to the all-tournament teams at the Rice Invitational and Mortar Board Premier ... received Sue Jurkonis Strength Award for Most Improved Upperclassman for her work in the weight room.

2002: Earned Big Ten All-Freshman team honors as Purdue's primary setter ... dished out 1,405 assists to rank ninth on both the single-season and career records list ... started 32 of the 33 matches in which she played ... averaged 11.01 assists per game to rank 10th in the conference ... also added 2.01 digs per game ... led team with a season-high seven blocks in a 3-2 win over Michigan ... tallied 10 double-figure dig matches, including a team- and season-high 17 against Northwestern ... recorded at least one service ace in 20 of the Boilermakers' 33 matches ... served up 28 aces overall, third most on the team, including four in a 3-2 win over Iowa ... top hitting performance, an .800, featured four kills on five attempts ... season-high 69 assists came in a five-game loss against Western Kentucky.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Providence Catholic ... named All-American by ... named to Fab 50 group of incoming freshmen by Volleyball Magazine ... named player of the year by The New Lenox Star ... led team to 2000 and 2001 regional and sectional championship ... recorded a three-year record of 99-18 as setter ... two-time all state and all-area selection ... team captain as a senior ... high school coach was Nan Airola ... played on Chicago Juniors Club Team, coached by Dawn Polacek.

Personal: Given name is Renata Jude Dargan ... born Nov. 12, 1983 ... parents are Paul and Carla Dargan ... classical violinist ... enjoys playing violin, going out with friends and playing sports ... majoring in physical and health and safety education ... nickname is Renny.


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