The University of Minnesota will send the largest collegiate contingent to the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout, March 2-4, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Gophers Sports checked in with one of its newest Gophers, libero/defensive specialist, CC McGraw.
Played with Prior Lake High School and Minnesota Select • named an Under Armour First Team All-American and competed at the 2017 Under Armour All-America match at the NCAA Volleyball Final Four • Ms. Baden Volleyball award winner, which goes out to the top senior athlete in the state of Minnesota • 2017 USA Today All-American • named a two-time JVA All-National Team selection • three-time all-state selection • a three-time Star Tribune All-Metro selection, including back-to-back first team honors, the only junior to do so in 2016 • named a three-time Minnesota State High School League's All-Tournament team in 2015, 2016 and 2017 where she helped the Lakers to state runner up (2015), consolation champions (2016) and third place finish her senior year • finished her career as the Lakers' all-time ace leader (152) and second in career digs (1,886) • with Minnesota Select, played with the 18-1's her sophomore and junior years as her team won the USAV open championship in 2016 • went on to become an All-American, as well as an AAU 18 open All-American • also played at Northern Lights from 11's-15's.
The daughter of Heather McGraw and Jim Gustafson and Tim McGraw • full name is Caroline Caitlin • born on Feb. 19, 2000 • graduated high school in January 2018 and enrolled early into the University of Minnesota • interested in majoring in sports psychology • was a board scholar and honor roll student in high school • has six siblings.
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