Korb Earns Horizon League Accolades
Friday, March 13, 2009
Korb Earns Horizon League Accolades
Karen Korb was named league Player of the Week for the first time in her career. (Ray Acevedo)

Crusader outfielder Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) earned a pair of Horizon League accolades on Friday.  The senior was named the league's Player of the Week and followed by being named the U.S. Army Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 8.

Korb sparked the Valpo offense out of the leadoff spot all week long, hitting .452 (14-for-31) with nine runs scored as the Crusaders went 5-3 during the week at the Rebel Spring Games.  The senior tallied five multi-hit games over the eight-game stretch, including three 3-hit games.  Korb also stole ten bases without getting caught once, extending her Valpo career record to 75 swipes, and also moved into the Crusaders’ all-time top-five in career runs scored.

In the classroom, Korb maintains a 3.94 GPA as a finance and marketing double major.  One of thirty candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, Korb was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V First Team as a junior after earning Second Team honors as a sophomore.  She has earned Valpo Presidential academic honors and been named to the Dean’s List each of her semesters as a Crusader.  This is Korb’s second career Scholar-Athlete of the Week honor from the Horizon League.

Korb and the rest of the Crusaders, who finished their time at the Rebel Spring Games with a 12-5 record, return to action on Wednesday at Ball State for a doubleheader at 2 p.m. CST.