6-1, Sophomore, 1L
1999: 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 coming off the bench, 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 career-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 career-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...High School/Club Volleyball: 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... Personal: 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.
Career Statistics Year MP/GP K E TA Pct. Ast SA Digs BS BA TB 1999 27/ 47 68 27 223 .184 7 8 78 3 20 23
Match Highs Kills: 11 (1999) Attempts: 41 (1999) Hitting: .400 (1999) Digs: 12 (1999) Aces: 3 (1999) Blocks: 6 (1999)