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.
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Kraus' Career Highs
1, four times, last vs. Boise State (Sept. 8, 2013)