Jane Anne Karasek
Jane Anne  Karasek


Caldwell, Texas

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Middle/Outside Hitter



2001-02 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2000-01 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

1999-00 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal

One of three seniors on this year's team... Expected to contribute offensively and provide leadership on and off the court... Team leader and described by coaches as the "spirit" of the team... Team's biggest outside hitter... Must improve her hitting percentage for UH to be successful.


Finished third on team with 304 kills, 279 digs and .209 hitting percentage... Was one of only three players to start all 27 matches... Ended the season with 17 kills and 16 digs at SMU in a match against her younger sister Beth... Enjoyed her second straight double with 12 kills and a team-best 15 digs against DePaul... Tallied 10 kills and 12 digs with four total blocks in a loss to TCU... Recorded a double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs at UAB... Blasted 13 kills with only two errors at TCU... Registered 13 kills with only two errors at TCU... Enjoyed her sixth career double-double with 10 kills (and only one error in 24 chances) and a match-best 13 digs against Memphis... Also added a season-high five blocks with two solo efforts against the Tigers... Posted back-to-back 16-kill performances at Cincinnati and Louisville... Added 19 digs against the Cardinals for the fourth double-double of her career... Collected 18 kills with only three errors to help lead UH to a five-game victory over Memphis during the Cougars' Conference USA road opener... Helped lead the Cougars to victory in the Conference USA opener against Tulane with 19 kills.


Showed steady improvement over the course of the year and made significant strides from her freshman season...played in 31 matches and in 93 of the team's 118 games (79 percent)...finished fourth on the team in kills and attempts per game (1.70 and 5.26, respectively)...was also sixth in defensive digs and blocks per game (1.49 and 0.52)...started 11 times, including the NCAA Tournament match against Texas A&M and five key Conference USA contests...stepped up with solid performances when Jennifer Wittenburg was sidelined for a month with a foot injury...came off the bench to spike 14 kills, hit .278 and equal a career-high with 16 digs when Wittenburg suffered the injury at DePaul (Oct. 15)...slugged a career-high 16 kills and hit .444 in a 3-0 sweep of Jacksonville State...recorded five kills in 10 attempts without an error (.500) in just one game against league rival Southern Miss...posted double-figure kills in a match seven times...hit for a .300 percentage or better seven times, including a career-best .478 against NCAA-bound Texas-San Antonio...made a career-high 43 attack attempts against South Florida...tallied double-figure digs five times (16 on three occassions)...served two aces in a match three times, including a pair in the 3-1 win over state-rival Texas...stuffed five blocks in four games vs. Texas-San Antonio...recorded four blocks on opening day vs. Texas-Arlington...registered two solo blocks on the road at Southern Miss...passed out three assists in three consecutive matches, wins over Memphis, UAB and Rice.


Worked her way into the starting lineup four times as a true freshman...appeared in 27 matches overall and in 47 of the team's 120 games (39 percent)...adjusted well to her first season of Division I volleyball, averaging better than a kill per game and finishing sixth on the team in hitting (.186)...played her best match of the season in a win over LSU, blasting a season-high 11 kills with eight digs and six blocks in three games played against the Tigers...sparked the team to a 3-2 win over SMU with eight kills, a season-high 12 defensive digs and a pair of service aces...also spiked eight kills and made 10 digs in a three-game sweep of C-USA rival Tulane...tallied six digs in one game played at UAB...played well against quality NCAA Tournament teams with seven kills each against Brigham Young and Arkansas...served a career-high three aces against BYU and registered four blocks against Arkansas...hit for a .300 percentage in a match seven times...was awarded the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal...one of six Cougars named to the league's Academic Honor roll...


Was named the Most Valuable Player of the Texas Coaches Association Division I (classes 3A, 2A and 1A) All-Star game in Austin...was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the Class 3A championship tournament after leading Caldwell High School to the 1998 state title as a senior...led the Hornets to a dominating 37-3 record...maintained a .459 hitting percentage while averaging 21 kills a match to earn second team all-state accolades from the Texas Sports Writers Association...coached in volleyball by Caroline Simpson...also earned varsity letter in track as a 400-meter runner... outstanding student who scored a 1240 on the SAT...member of National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes...played club volleyball for Brazos Valley and was MVP of the Third Coast Tournament.


Born on July 17, 1981, in Caldwell, Texas... parents are Franklin and Frances Karasek... favorite hobbies include shopping and dancing... was also recruited by Tennessee, Miss. State, Ole Miss and Clemson.

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