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Claire Raddatz
Claire Raddatz


Mequon, Wis.

High School:



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Claire Raddatz Photo Gallery | 2012 Match-by-Match Stats

Of Note: Father Craig played football at the UW from 1983-86, serving as a team captain in 1986; drafted in the ninth round of the 1987 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals

2013: Played in six matches and eight sets, primarily as a server ... had one dig vs. Colgate (Sept. 21) ... served seven times, recording one error

2012: Played in two matches and three sets ... recorded one dig vs. James Madison (Aug. 31) ... served four times vs. Savannah State (Sept. 14)

High school: Two-time first-team All-North Shore Conference selection ... two-time all-area honorable mention pick ... as a senior, averaged 4.3 kills and 3.6 digs per set for the Highlanders ... earned team MVP honors as a junior and as a senior ... member of the Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club ... competed in the Badger Region High Performance camps

Personal: Parents are Craig and Mary Raddatz ... father played football for the Badgers from 1983-86, serving as a team captain in 1986, and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1987 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals ... has two brothers Kyle (17) and Jake (12) ... enjoys skiing, art, playing guitar and traveling ... born Jan. 17 ... member of Athletes in Action

Major: Undeclared

Why Wisconsin?

"I grew up coming to many UW events and have always loved the contagious spirit and excitement of Madison. I love everything the school has to offer academically, athletically and socially."

Season SP MP/MS K/S % A/S SA/S D/S B/S Pts P/S
2012 3 2/0 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.00 0.0 0.00
2013 8 6/0 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 0.12 0.00 0.0 0.00
Career 11 8/0 0.00 .000 0.00 0.00 0.18 0.00 0.0 0.00

Match Highs
Kills: 0
Attempts: 0
Attack Percentage: .000
Assists: 0
Service Aces: 0
Digs: 1 (2x; MR vs. Colgate, 9-21-13)
Blocks: 0
Points: 0

Off the Court with Claire Raddatz

Favorites - Spot on campus: Memorial Terrace and State Street; Movie: Remember the Titans; Food: Stir Fry; TV Show: Modern Family; Book: Water for Elephants; Car: Jeep Wrangler; Musical artist: Jack Johnson; Athlete: Tim Tebow; Volleyball Player: Kerri Walsh; Sports team: Badgers!
First started volleyball: Fourth grade
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: We want to inspire with our passion
Before each match, I: Listen to music
Best UW road trip: Going to Georgia Southern, winning that tournament and touring Savannah
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): The beach!
One word that describes the team: Driven
One word that describes me: Dedicated
My teammates say I am: Passionate
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Sit out at the terrace, get fro-yo, or anything!
This summer, I: Got a job, spent a week in Fort Collins, Colo., at the Ultimate Training Camp, worked out everyday, did yoga, went to Summerfest, spent a lot of time on Lake Mendota
The best thing about the Field House is: Game day atmosphere
My goal for this year is: Make it to the NCAA finals
Dream as a collegiate player: To be part of a national championship winning team
Who is the funniest player on the team? Ellen
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? KT
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? I would probably still be a student at UW or playing sand volleyball somewhere
The best thing about Madison is: The people
Fantasy job/career: Photographer for National Geographic
Persons most admired/role models: My parents
My most prized possession are: My scooter or cell phone
Favorite childhood memory: Going up north and to my camp, Fort Wilderness
I can't live without: My family and friends
My secret addiction is: Apples with peanut butter
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I know how to juggle
The community service activity or group I most like: Anything that works with kids or animals
Nobody knows how much I love to: Go boating
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Cell phone
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Italy
A non-athletic talent I have is: Music and art
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Cooking
If I had a million dollars: Give some to charity, travel the world, and save some
How would you like to change the world? By inspiring people to see the good in people and life
My bucket list includes: Backpacking through Europe, skiing in the Alps, sky diving, visiting all 50 states at least once
Post-college plans/goals: I would love to take a year off to travel and then probably go to grad school
Most famous person I've ever met: Ryan Braun
If I was Coach Sheffield for the day, I would: Hang out with my adorable kids
What are you most thankful for? The experiences and opportunities I've had and the people in my life
What are you passionate about? My faith, volleyball, getting to know others
My favorite quote or motto is: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," - Philippians 4:13
The best advice I have ever gotten is: No one ever looked back at something they did their best at and regretted it
I am afraid of: Sharks

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"Be tenacious and bring it everyday!"

Volleyball vs Minnesota
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