Parents: John and Laura Kruse
High School: Columbus Catholic High School
Sophomore letters, honors: Volleyball (letter), basketball (letter), track (letter)
Junior letters, honors: Volleyball (honorable mention all-conference, letter), basketball (letter), track and field (second-team all-conference, letter)
Senior letters, honors: Volleyball (second-team all-conference, letter, captain), basketball (letter, captain)
Other Sports/Accolades: Cloverbelt Conference Scholar Athlete Award
Academic honors: Highest honor roll (GPA of 4.0 or higher) all three years, Citizenship Award all three years, three academic scholarships to high school (Patrice Ptacek Memorial, Jimmy Edwards Memorial and Deeny-Rossiter Founders)
Volunteer work: Saint Joseph’s Hospital volunteer, Clark County Humane Society (Sept. 2010-Nov. 2011), American Cancer Society Relay for Life (August 2010 and August 2011), Columbus Youth Sports Camps (basketball and volleyball; summer 2012 and 2013)
Favorite sports memory: My favorite memory was when my team won the regional championship in basketball my sophomore year. We were the underdogs going into the tournament and we gave it our all. It was a fun, incredible and memorable ride.
Advice to an athlete: Work hard, do the little things, and set goals for yourself. Don’t take anything for granted and enjoy the ride ... anything is possible if you just believe.
Inspiration: The joy of playing and working hard with my teammates was my inspiration throughout my high school career. Sports are my passion and being able to share all those memories with my teammates in all three sports has been the best experience.
College plans: St. Norbert College for communications/media studies, minor in graphic design.