CCC's Kraus earns high honor

By Steve Sell
August 12, 2016

Kasi Kraus’ school year is already off to a great start.

The Central Christian College two-sport standout has learned that she earned All-American honors for softball for the 2016 season this past spring.

Kraus, who will be a junior, was named third team by the National Christian College Athletic Association.

She batted .426 with a .485 slugging percentage and a .480 on-base percentage. She had 58 hits including 4 doubles and 2 triples, walked 12 times, and struck out in only 6 of her plate appearances. She added 22 stolen bases and was caught stealing just once.

In 2015 as a freshman, she had hit .302 with a .337 slugging percentage and .386 on-base percentage.

She also was the team’s top pitcher this season, leading the team with six wins and had 52 strikeouts.

"I am so proud of Kasi Kraus and her accomplishments,” CCC coach Mark Ritchhart said. “As a new coach last fall, right away I saw Kasi's talent and friendship with her teammates.  I enjoyed watching her talent and enthusiasm on the volleyball court and was thrilled to finally get her on the softball field in January. Kasi led our team in many categories and we are all blessed to have her for another couple of years.  I believe that she as the ability to continue to work her way up as a future first-team All-American."

Kraus will play volleyball for the Tigers in the fall before beginning her sophomore season.