College: 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 was fifth on the Nebraska career block charts, and stepped up her play in the postseason, with a 1.47 block per game average as well as a .340 hitting percentage in the NCAA Tournament.
Personal: Following graduation from NU, Kropp played professionally in Puerto Rico in 2002-03. She began playing volleyball when she was in seventh grade. Her uncle, Tom Kropp, was drafted by the NFL, NBA and ABA, and was Nebraska’s first inductee into the National High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He retired in 2015 after 25 seasons as basketball coach at University of Nebraska-Kearney. Kropp married Adam Goess in March 2008, and they had twins (a girl, Ella, and a boy, Carter) in December 2013.
2015: Kropp and Pavlike played in the AVP season opener, then Kropp and Branagh teammed up for the remaining six events. The duo advanced to four title matches, the most of any team, winning once. Kropp led the AVP in blocks per set (1.31). On the FIVB Tour Kropp and Branagh plaed once, finishing 25th.