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Lydia Dimke

  • height 6-3
  • class Fifth Year
  • Hometown Ham Lake, Minn.
  • High school Creighton
  • height 6-3
  • class Fifth Year
  • Hometown Ham Lake, Minn.
  • High school Creighton

Lydia Dimke Bio


  • 2016 AVCA First Team All-East Region
  • 2016 AVCA Third Team All-American
  • 2016 BIG EAST Player of the Year
  • 2016, 2017 First Team All-BIG EAST
  • 2016 Creighton Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2019 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 AVCA Top Flight Honoree


  • Had a breakout season in year two with the team, teaming with Katie Smith at number two and leading the team with 23 total wins.
  • Dimke and Smith also led the team with 10 wins over CCSA rivals and six wins over nationally ranked opponents.
  • Opened the season with wins over No. 7 LSU and No. 3 Florida State, both in straight sets.
  • Reeled off nine wins in a row from March 12 to April 6.
  • Finishes her career with a 26-12 record (.684).


  • Played in the team’s first dual of the season, beating No. 11 Georgia State, but broke her foot during the match.
  • Returned from the injury for the final weekend of the regular season, going 2-2 at the Palmetto Invite with teammate Aubrey Ezell.
  • Earned a spot in the No. 5 pair for the NCAA tournament with teammate Franky Harrison.


  • Transferred to Creighton after spending her freshman and sophomore seasons at Purdue.
  • Blossomed after joining the Bluejays, earning AVCA as a First Team All-East Region, Third Team All-American, BIG EAST Player of the Year, and First Team All-BIG EAST in 2016.
  • Her 1,454 assists as a junior were the second-most in the country, and her 17 double-doubles were 12th-most nationally.
  • Helped Creighton reach the Elite Eight in 2016.
  • The Bluejays earned the No. 9 national seed for the 2017 NCAA tournament, after finishing 25-6 and winning the BIG EAST
  • Orchestrated an offense that ranked 15th in the country in both kills per set (14.37) and hitting percentage (.281).


  • Three-time All-State and all-conference choice.
  • Led the state of Minnesota in aces as a junior, while also earning team MVP honors, after leading her team to a third-place finish at state, and conference and section championships.
  • 2013 Under Armour All-America First Team honoree.


  • Daughter of Bob and Mary Dimke
  • Has brothers Dylan and Wyatt and a sister, Sydney.