From the fields and courts of Antioch High School to the Volleyball Court at UC Davis, Kris Gravelle displayed leadership, consistency, versatility and a plethora of talents. Kris was named to six different All-Bay Valley Athletic League teams, including five First-Team selections, in her amazing high school career.
As a sophomore in 1989, Kris was selected 2nd team All-BVAL in Volleyball. Gravelle’s junior year was one of the most outstanding all-around efforts in AHS history being named First Team All-BVAL in three sports. She began the school year being recognized in volleyball as a First Teamer, followed by a First Team selection in basketball and capped off the year with First Team honors in softball, while leading her Pantherettes to the Bay Valley Athletic League title. In 1990-91, her senior year, Kris focused only on two sports, volleyball and basketball. She continued her spectacular play in both sports earning First Team All-BVAL in Volleyball in the fall and Basketball in the winter.
Kris vaulted her amazing prep career into a spectacular collegiate volleyball career at UC Davis where she was a three year letter winner under Cal Aggie Athletic Hall of Fame Coach Marlene Piper. In 1993, her junior year Kris was named First Team All-Northern California Athletic Conference, and also selected to both the All-Region and CoSIDA Academic All-District teams. Kris also received an All-Conference Honorable Mention selection in 1992. In her three years at UC Davis, the Aggie women volleyball team won three consecutive Northern California Athletic Conference titles and advanced to the NCAA Division II tournament each year. In 1992 UC Davis won the NCAA Regional title and lost in the National quarterfinals. The Aggies finished the season with a fabulous #3 national ranking.