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    Abbie Kraus
    Abbie Kraus

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Birmingham, Ala.

    High School:
    Vestavia Hills

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    DS/L



    05/13/2014

    NU Names April Sports Performance Athletes of the Month

    Abbie Kraus of Volleyball and Pierce Harger of Wrestling earn honor

    01/27/2014

    Wildcats Celebrate 2013 Campaign at Year-End Banquet

    Northwestern honored 2013 squad at Hilton Orrington in Evanston

    12/11/2013

    NU Leads B1G With Over 100 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats hit triple digits in a single-sport season for the first time in school history

    10/16/2013

    Wildcats Best No. 17 Ohio State and Run Winning Streak to Three

    Northwestern knocks off its second-straight ranked foe

    10/11/2013

    Northwestern Hustles Past Indiana, 3-2

    Five players recorded at least eight kills in balanced attack

    2014: Appeared in 31 sets ... Contributed two digs at No. 9 Illinois (11/8) ...Had a season-high four digs against No. 13 Nebraska (10/15) ... Served an ace against No. 18 Minnesota (10/5) ... Registered two digs in win over Ohio (9/18) ... Tallied a dig against No. 15 San Diego (9/6) ... Made season debut on opening night in five-set win vs. Colorado (8/29).

    2013: Used primarily as a serving specialist ... Added five digs against No. 18 Illinois (11/27) ... Collected a dig at both No. 2 Penn State (11/22) and Ohio State (11/23) ... Registered three digs against No. 11 Nebraska (11/2) ... Tallied a pair of digs in a win over Illinois (10/23) ... Notched two digs and an ace against No. 17 Ohio State (10/16) ... Added a match-high three aces against Indiana (10/11) ... Served an ace against Nebraska (9/27) ... Averaging 1.28 digs per set ... Chipped in with seven digs against Portland State (9/14) ... Matched a season high with nine digs against Arizona (9/12) ... Secured five digs and a pair of aces against Belmont (9/6) ... Picked up nine digs in season's first victory over Milwaukee (8/31) ... Made sophomore debut against Oklahoma (8/31) ... Served a career-high four aces against the Sooners.

    2012: Handed out a career-high four assists at Nebraska (11/24) ... Added eight digs in that match ... Collected seven digs against Illinois (11/21) ... Recorded nine digs at Penn State (11/10) ... Served a pair of aces at Ohio State (11/7) ...Contributed four digs and a crucial service ace in the fifth set at Wisconsin (10/28) ... Served an ace against Iowa (10/21) ... Tallied five digs at Illinois (10/17) ... Notched three digs and an assist at Michigan (10/13) ... Earned six digs against both Ohio State (10/6) and Penn State (10/5) ... Tallied seven digs, two aces and two assists at Indiana (9/29) ... Set a new career-high with 15 digs against Wisconsin (9/21) ... Added a pair of aces against the Badgers ... Dug out 12 attacks in finale of the Wildcat Classic against Western Michigan (9/16) ... Tallied two aces and nine digs vs. Delaware (9/14) ... Collected a career-high 14 digs in the championship of the Yale Invitational against the host Bulldogs (9/8) ... Notched 12 digs in a four-set win over Villanova (9/8) ... Served a career-best three aces against Drake (8/31) ... Recorded a personal-best 10 digs vs. the Bulldogs ... Notched eight digs vs. Marquette in the championship of the Marquette Challenge (8/26) ... Collected a service ace and three assists in that match ... Made collegiate debut against Bowling Green (8/25) ... Tallied six digs, three assists and an ace in that match.

    High School: Three-time letterwinner and team captain at Vestavia Hills H.S. ... Took home countless awards as a senior ... 2011 Birmingham News South Player of the Year ... 2011 Birmingham News All-State Team selection ... 2011 Birmingham News All-Metro Team ... Helped team reach the 6A state semifinals in 2010 ... Recorded more than 600 digs and 90 aces as a senior ... Member of National Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society.

    Personal: Born Abigayle Christine Kraus ... Daughter of Thomas and Barbara Kraus ... Thomas played college football at Purdue and Miami (Ohio) when former Northwestern head coach Randy Walker was a graduate assistant there ... Sister, Alex, swam at Northwestern from 2008-11 and captained the Wildcats for the 2010-11 season ... Majoring in journalism.

    Kraus' Career Statistics:

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    Kraus' Career Highs

    Kills 1, four times, last vs. Boise State (Sept. 8, 2013)
    Total Attempts 2, at New Mexico State (Sept. 1, 2012)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) N/A
    Service Aces 4, vs. Oklahoma (Aug. 31, 2013)
    Assists 4, at Nebraska (Nov. 24, 2012)
    Total Blocks N/A
    Digs 15, vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 21, 2012)

    Kraus' 2014 Highs

    Kills N/A)
    Total Attempts N/A
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) N/A
    Service Aces 1 (twice), last vs. Minnesota (Oct. 5)
    Assists 1, vs. Colorado (Aug. 29)
    Total Blocks N/A
    Digs 4, vs. Nebraska (Oct. 15)