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Deahna Kraft
Deahna  Kraft

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Garfield HS

Height:
6-0

Experience:
2V


05/29/2018

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.

05/17/2018

Quiggle, Kraft Earn AVCA All-American Honors

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

05/04/2018

Waves Advance to Day Two of NCAA Championships

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

05/02/2018

Waves Sweep Top WCC Beach Volleyball Honors

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

04/21/2018

#2 Pepperdine Wins Third-Straight WCC Championship Title

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

05/05/2018

Beach Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. USC (NCAA Championships

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

05/04/2018

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

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

05/04/2018

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

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

04/20/2018

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

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

04/14/2018

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

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

AWARDS:

  • 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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