At the Net Volleyball Blog: Claire Kieffer-Wright
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Freshman (2014) ... Varsity letterwinner ... Competed in 20 matches with 16 starts for the Wolverines ... Had a career high 11 kills to go along with three blocks at Illinois (Nov. 29) ... Recorded 37 total blocks on the season and had five blocks assists in a four-set win over Michigan State (Sept. 30) ... Also had eight kills in her first career start in the win over the Spartans ... Had seven kills with no errors on 10 attempts in a win over Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... Posted eight kills and a service ace against No. 4 Wisconsin ... Played her first match in a Michigan uniform against Kansas State (Sept. 19) ... Posted seven kills and four blocks at Maryland (Oct. 18) ... Registered seven kills and had three blocks in a five-set match vs. No. 10 Illinois (Nov. 1) ... Tallied three blocks against No. 4 Penn State (Nov. 19) ...
Prep: South Pasadena (2014) ... Under Armour Second Team All-American (2013) ... Most Valuable Player of the Arcadia Volleyball Invitational (2013) ... Crescenta Valley All-Tournament team (2013) ... Pasadena Star News first team (2012) ... San Gabriel All-Area first team (2012) ... All-Rio Hondo first team (2011) ... All-Rio Hondo second team (2010) ... Pasadena Star News second team (2011) ... Pasadena Star News honorable mention (2010) ... Was the No. 24 Senior Ace and a Top 50 Junior Recruit by Prepvolleyball.com ... Helped the Tigers to a Rio Hondo League championship for the first time in 31 years and a berth in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section 2AA playoffs in 2014 ... Helped the Tigers to the CIF playoffs her junior season ... Also was on the track and field team at South Pasadena ... Was the CIF 3AA high jump champion in 2013 ... Named the Female Track Athlete of the Year by the Pasadena Star News her sophomore and junior seasons ... Won the CIF state high jump championship her sophomore season ...
Club/Junior: Played club volleyball for San Gabriel Elite (2009-14) ... Was on the first travel team from the Under 14's to the Under 18's ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the USA Junior Nationals with San Gabriel Elite in 2013 ... Also was part of the Pyramid Track Club (2013-14) ... Won the AAU Regionals in the high jump in 2013 ...
International: Was a member of the USA Junior National Training team at the USA High Performance Nationals in 2012 ... Competed for the USA Junior National team in the Pan Am Games in 2013, finishing fourth in the high jump ... Also finished third in the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2013 ...
Personal: Undecided major ... Full name is Claire Lucille Kieffer-Wright ... Birthday: Sept. 27, 1995 ... Daughter of Jeff Wright and Laura Kieffer ... Mother, Laura, played volleyball at Ball State from 1975-77 and at Cincinnati in 1979.
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