5 Dajah Ard
5 Dajah Ard
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Position: S

2017: SOPHOMORE

  • Appeared in all 33 matches and dished out 719 assists
  • Ranked ninth in the Atlantic 10 Conference in assists per set (6.20)
  • Handed out a season-high 31 assists vs. Howard on Sept. 9; also produced a season-high 14 digs in that contest
  • Served up three aces on Sept. 12 against Liberty
  • Recorded six double-doubles (assists-digs)

2016: FRESHMAN

  • Appeared in 20 matches and dished out 350 assists, second-most on the team
  • Recorded a pair of double-doubles (assists-digs)
  • Served up four aces Oct. 9 against George Washington
  • Handed out a career-high 26 assists Nov. 5 at Davidson and matched that effort Nov. 18 versus Duquesne

PRIOR TO VCU

  • Selected for the Youth National Team at the age of 14, and played with the squad for three years
  • Team placed second at the World Sports Festival in Vienna, Austria in 2013, then won the Volleyball Cup in Italy in 2014
  • Selected for the 2012 Youth National Beach Volleyball team
  • In 2015 she was ranked second in the country in her age group

GETTING TO KNOW DAJAH:

  • Born on May 2, 1998 in Arlington, Texas
  • Daughter of Fred Ard and Charisse Valencia
  • Undecided on a major