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Deahna Kraft
Deahna  Kraft

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Garfield HS

Height:
6-0

Experience:
1V


05/11/2017

Waves Undefeated to Open USAV Pairs Championships

Pepperdine was the only institution that had all its competing pairs go undefeated throughout opening day.

05/07/2017

Waves Face USC for National Championship

The Waves have two AVCA titles. This will be the first time the team battles for a NCAA Championship crown.

05/05/2017

Waves Crash Through Competition in NCAA Championship Opening Rounds

No. 3 Pepperdine will challenge top-seeded USC in the next round at 1 p.m. PT on Saturday.

05/01/2017

No. 3 Waves to Open NCAA Championships with No. 6 Long Beach State

The Waves faced the 49ers twice this season, winning both.

04/30/2017

Beach Volleyball Tabs No. 3 Seed in NCAA Championships

This is the second-consecutive year the Waves have gone into the NCAA Championships as the No. 3-seed.

05/05/2017

BVB: NCAA Championships Round One vs. Long Beach State

BVB: NCAA Championships Round One vs. Long Beach State

05/05/2017

BVB: NCAA Championships Round Two: UCLA

BVB: NCAA Championships Round Two: UCLA

04/05/2017

Beach Volleyball: No. 2 Pepperdine vs. Grand Canyon, No. 5 Long Beach State

Beach Volleyball: No. 2 Pepperdine vs. Grand Canyon, No. 5 Long Beach State

03/27/2017

Beach Volleyball: No. 2 Pepperdine vs. Cal Poly, CSU Bakersfield

Beach Volleyball: No. 2 Pepperdine vs. Cal Poly, CSU Bakersfield

03/24/2017

Beach Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSUN, Colorado Mesa

Beach Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSUN, Colorado Mesa

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PEPPERDINE 2017: WCC All-Freshman Team … 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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