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
2012: Played in two matches and three sets ... recorded one dig vs. James Madison (Aug. 31)
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 (16) and Jake (11) ... enjoys skiing, painting, playing guitar and photography ... born Jan. 17
"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."
||1 vs. James Madison (8-31-12)
Off the Court with Claire
Favorites - Spot on campus: The Terrace and Observatory Drive; Cartoon Character: Spongebob Squarepants; Movie: Remember the Titans; TV Show: Modern Family; Book: Water for Elephants; Car: Jeep Wrangler; Athlete: Tim Tebow; Volleyball Players: Misty May and Kerri Walsh; Sports team: Green Bay Packers
First started volleyball: 4th grade (9 years old)
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: The drive and commitment of the entire program
Before each match, I: Listen to music, stretch, and get pumped
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): The beach!
One word that describes the team: Dedicated
One word that describes me: Passionate
My teammates say I am: Hardworking but fun
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Bond
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Committing to UW-Madison
The best thing about the Field House is: Definitely the dedicated fans
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? I would probably still be a student at UW-Madison possibly pursuing a soccer or softball career or studying abroad
The best thing about Madison is: There is too many great things! I love the expansive campus and all of the awesome people.
Dream as a collegiate player: To make it to the NCAA finals
Fantasy job/career: Being a photojournalist for National Geographic
Persons most admired/role models: Both of my parents. My mom works so hard and my dad's athletic achievements are really inspiring
My most prized possessions are: My phone, laptop and my scooter
I can't live without: The internet, ice baths, my friends and family
My secret addiction is: Peanut butter and Pretty Little Liars
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 involves helping or inspiring kids
You won't catch me eating: Tuna
Nobody knows how much I love to: Go camping!
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Cell phones
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Italy
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Fiji
If I could live in any time period, it would be: 1920s
A non-athletic talent I have is: Art
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Cooking
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Jesus, Ghandi, Claude Monet
If I had a million dollars: I would give some to charities that I like, save some, and do a lot of traveling
My bucket list includes: Travel to every continent, go backpacking in the Patagonia mountains, establish a charity and be successful in a job that I love.
Post-college plans: Take some time to do the things on my bucket list, start a career and hopefully play beach volleyball.
Career goal: Be able to enjoy what I am doing while making a positive impact on others.
Most famous person I've ever met: Ryan Braun
If I could have one superpower, it would be: It's a tie between flying and ability to breathe underwater
What are you most thankful for? The people in my life and the opportunities I have been given
What are you passionate about? People, volleyball and my faith
My favorite websites are: Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: The libero can attack from the backrow
The best advice I have ever gotten is: If someone tells you that you can't, then you have to.
My worst habit is: Biting my nails
I am afraid of: Blood