Deahna Kraft
Deahna  Kraft


Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Garfield HS




Four Waves Tab VolleyballMag.com All-American Honors

Madalyn Roh and Corinne Quiggle earned their second all-time VolleyballMag.com All-American honors with these awards.


Quiggle, Kraft Earn AVCA All-American Honors

Corinne Quiggle was also a VolleyballMag All-American in 2017.


Waves Advance to Day Two of NCAA Championships

The Waves have faced the Trojans four times this season, winning on all occasions.


Waves Sweep Top WCC Beach Volleyball Honors

Corinne Quiggle is the WCC Player of the Year, highlighting the honors.


#2 Pepperdine Wins Third-Straight WCC Championship Title

Nina Matthies has gone 15-0 in WCC Tournament action since it began three seasons ago.


Beach Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. USC (NCAA Championships

NCAA photos of the Waves and Trojans in Gulf Shores, Alabama.


Beach Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Hawai'i (NCAA Second Round)

NCAA photos of the Waves-Rainbows match in Gulf Shores, Alabama.


Beach Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. LSU (NCAA 1st Round)

NCAA Photos of the Waves-Tigers first-round match in Gulf Shores, Alabama.


Beach Volleyball: #2 Pepperdine vs. Pacific (WCC second round)

Beach Volleyball: #2 Pepperdine vs. Pacific (WCC second round)


Beach Volleyball: #2 Pepperdine vs. Cal Poly, Arizona (Senior Day)

Beach Volleyball: #2 Pepperdine vs. Cal Poly, Arizona (Senior Day)


  • AVCA All-American honorable mention – 2018
  • West Coast Conference Defender of the Year – 2018
  • All-WCC first team – 2018
  • WCC March Pair of the Month – 2018
  • Volleyball Magazine All-American second team – 2018
  • WCC All-Freshman Team – 2017

PEPPERDINE CAREER: After two seasons with Pepperdine, has amassed a 48-13 overall record, including an 8-6 record from the No. 1 position, a 14-1 record from the No. 2 position and a 26-6 record from the No. 4 position … In 2018, she became the first-ever Pepperdine beach volleyball player to earn West Coast Conference Defender of the Year honors … Has helped the Waves to two-straight WCC Championship crowns and a pair of top-five finishes in the NCAA Tournament, including a runner-up finish in 2017.

PEPPERDINE 2018: Posted a 22-7 overall record alongside partner Corinne Quiggle, including a 14-1 record from the No. 2 position and an 8-6 output from the top-spot in her sophomore campaign … Marked a 47-23 record by sets, including a 29-6 record by sets from the No. 2-spot … Clinched seven matches for the Waves with five occurring from the No. 2 position … Won 14-matches by straight-set decisions including nine-consecutive from the No. 2 position during a 16-match winning streak … Helped the team to a third-straight West Coast Conference Championship title and a top-five finish at the NCAA Championships … Clinched the Waves 3-2 win over top-ranked USC early in the season to propel the Waves to a No. 1 national ranking for three weeks during the season.

PEPPERDINE 2017: Amassed a 26-6 overall dual record with partner Anika Wilson for a .813 winning percentage … Posted a 14-6 record against nationally ranked opponents and tabbed a 51-17 sets record … At home (stats only kept at home), averaged 5.6 kills/set, 0.95 blocks/set and 1.25 aces/set … Led the Waves to a NCAA Championship runner-up finish and a second-consecutive West Coast Conference Championship title … Earned a spot in the USAV Collegiate Beach Pairs Championship and went undefeated through pool play to advance to the elimination bracket alongside Wilson … In the NCAA Tournament final against USC, Kraft and Wilson defeated Abril Bustamante and Joy Dennis 21-14, 21-17 in the first wave of competition … The duo defeated Hawai’i’s Ari Homayun and Carly Kan 9-21, 21-15, 15-9 to clinch the semifinal match and put the Waves in the NCAA final.

CLUB: Member WVBA U16-18 Mizuno … Finished 3rd at the Las Vegas US Open and 6th in AAU’s Nationals … Garnered Emerald City Classic 16 Open All-Tournament team honors … Picked up Emerald City U18 Open All-Tournament Team honors in 2015 and was named Emerald City MVP at the U18 Open in 2016 … Earned 18U All-American status at AAU’s in 2016.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Garfield High School in Seattle, Wash. in 2016 … Lettered three seasons as an outside hitter in the Metro League under head coach Jake Putnam … Throughout her three-year career at GHS, posted 151 sets played, 772 kills, 44 blocks, 382 digs and 125 aces … Garnered All-League MVP in her senior and junior campaigns … In her senior season, totaled 403 kills on a .306 hitting percentage, while adding 65 aces, 21 blocks and 230 digs … In her junior campaign, posted 369 kills on a .276 success rate, while adding 60 aces, 20 blocks and 152 digs … Also played soccer in high school and earned Rookie of the Year honors.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Tom Kraft and Mary Kraft … Has one sister, Carolyn … Majoring in Sport Administration ... Chose Pepperdine because of “the beautiful campus, the amazing beach volleyball team and incredible academics.

FAVORITE: Favorite professional athlete is Nick Lucena … Favorite movie is Zoolander … Favorite TV show is Modern Family … Favorite musical artist is Jack Johnson … Favorite food is a cheeseburger.

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