Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown/Residence: Madison, Wisconsin/Madison, Wisconsin
Birth Date: Aug. 6, 1992
Club Team: Capital Volleyball Academy (Madison, Wis.)
High School/Grad Year: Madison LaFollette High School (Madison, Wis.)/2011
College Status: Verbaled to University of Wisconsin
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: None
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Selected to U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team...Selected to U.S. Girls' Youth Olympic Team. 2007 – Chosen to the USA Select A1 White Team and helped team to a second-place finish at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. 2006 – Named to USA Select A1 Red Team and placed second at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year, PrepVolleyball.com All-American, All-State, All-Area and All-Conference in prep season. 2007 – Named USA Volleyball Junior National Championship All-American…Chosen All-State, All-Area, All-Conference in prep season. 2002 – Began playing club volleyball for Wisconsin Power.
PERSONAL: Born Crystal Joy Graff on Aug. 6, 1992, in Madison, Wis… Father is Roger Graff (1955) and Mother is Carolyn Graff (1956)… Sisters is Michelle Graff (1985)…Played beach volleyball one season, winning the Milwaukee Area Championship gold medal in the 18-and-under division and the Chicago Area Championship 18-and-Under gold medal…Hobbies include hanging out with friends, doing puzzles, singing to the radio and traveling …Favorite food is spaghetti…Favorite book is Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult…Favorite musical category is everything…Favorite musician is Gavin Degraw…Favorite movie is The Hangover…Favorite professional team is Green Bay Packers…Favorite athlete is LeBron James…Most admired person is my dad because “he always knows what to say to keep me going and has supported me so much throughout my volleyball career.”…Happiest moment in life was “being named Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior.”
INTERESTING NOTE: “I didn’t compete in high school volleyball my sophomore year in 2008 because of a back injury, but I have successfully come back from it.”