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Deahna Kraft is an AVP rookie and one of dozens upon dozens of enormous talents coming out of the NCAA beach game. A four-year starter at Pepperdine, Kraft graduated as an All-American before doing a graduate year at Wisconsin as a defensive specialist. Now back on the beach, Kraft made her first AVP main draw in Muskegon, Michigan, with Allie Wheeler, where they finished third, losing only to Brazilians Larissa and Lili Maestrini. That finish guaranteed them a main draw berth into the AVP Pro Series in Hermosa Beach next week.
On this episode, we chat about:
- Her childhood, split between Hawai’i and Seattle, and how beach volleyball became involved
- Improving from a walk-on to a scholarship athlete on court one for Pepperdine
- Her big finish in Muskegon, and how she pulled herself out of a mental rut just in time
- The differences in competing on the beach in college and indoors for a major program
And, as always, so much more.
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