Martyna Popik begins her second year as a student assistant and third with the team. Popik, a native of Poland, became the first international player in program history when she entered a match versus Belmont in 2007. As a student assistant, she assists with statistics, practice drills and various travel duties.
Popik made four appearances and played in six sets during her freshman campaign. She played extensively at Purdue, recording two kills, three digs and a block.
In high school, Popik led her team to four Slask State Finals appearances, winning the championship twice in 2005 and 2006.
Martyna is the daughter of Wieslaw and Dorota Popik and is majoring in Recreational Sport Management with a minor in Italian.
REDSHIRT YEAR (2008)
Served as a student assistant while taking a redshirt season following off-season shoulder surgery.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2007)
Became the first international player in IU Volleyball history when she entered the match versus Belmont ... made an appearance in four matches, playing six sets ... recorded first career block versus Jacksonville State ... played extensively at Purdue, compiling two kills, three digs and a block.
Led her team to four Slask State Finals appearances, winning the championship twice in 2005 and 2006 ... won four Polish ¼ Championship Tournament titles during her high school career, two in the U-17 division and the other two in the U-19 category ... named most valuable player of the 2004 U-17 ½ Championship Tournament ... capped off her high school career by being named the Best Woman Athlete at Bielsko-Biala following her senior campaign.
The daughter of Wieslaw and Dorota Popik ... born on October 6, 1988 ... has one younger brother, Kacper ... is a Recreational Sports Management major.