Kropp played in two qualifiers in 2006, then trained with Jen Pavley and Heather Lowe prior to the 2007 season. She successfully advanced from the first two qualifiers and has been in the main draw ever since.
Kropp was the recipient of the 2007 AVP Crocs Tour Rookie of the Year award. She advanced to her first Final Four in Chicago after she and Pavley upset four top-10 teams en route to a third-place finish. She ended the season ranked third in blocks (1.15 per game).
Kropp was a middle blocker on Nebraska’s undefeated team of 2000, with her coach labeling her the “heart of the team.” She was a second-team All-American in 2001 as a senior, and twice was a first-team all-Region selection. She began playing volleyball when she was in seventh grade. Following graduation from NU, she played professionally in Puerto Rico.
Q & A
Number of years participating in your sport?
When did you start your sport?
How many years as a professional?
two years indoor and I'm currently in my third year on the AVP
who/what inspires you?
There is inspiration in all things when we learn how to see it.
If you were not a pro beach volleyball player what would you be?
I would live in Hawaii and figure the rest out when I got there.
What are your favorite songs currently loaded onto your Thump/iPod?
Kanye West- Amazing, Taylor Swift- White Horse, Beyonce- Halo, Mike Jones- Next To You, Bob Marley- No Women No Cry, Lil Wayne- Got Money, Jazmin Sullivan-Lions, Tigers & Bears and Britney Spears- If You Seek Amy
What is more important to you than volleyball?
My family and happiness.
Do you have any other special talents or hobbies?
I love to travel, I want to see every corner of the world.
To me, Oakley is:
Versatile, it's the only brand that combines great athletic products with style.
Film: Step Brothers Book: Chasing Harry Winston TV Show: Grey's Anatomy Drink: Diet Pepsi
What shot or skill are you working on?
My cut shot.
5 items you can't' live without?
Love, lip gloss, sunscreen, cell phone and Ravishing sunglasses by Oakley
If you could be someone famous in another sport or profession, who would you be?
Party animal or mellow TV on the couch?
Any last words?
I can. I will.