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Korb Earns Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honors
Karen Korb has been the Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the week three times. (Ray Acevedo)
Karen Korb has been the Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the week three times. (Ray Acevedo)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Valparaiso senior outfielder Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the third time in her career.

Korb hit .417 last week out of the leadoff spot for the Crusaders in four games last week.  She had a key third-inning triple and scored the game-tying run in Valpo’s victory over Purdue on Thursday.  In a pair of league games at Green Bay on Saturday, the senior went 4-for-7 with two runs and two RBIs, including her second career home run.

In the classroom, Korb maintains a 3.94 GPA as a double major in finance and marketing.  On Sunday, she was named the recipient of Valpo’s Laurel Award, presented to the Crusader senior student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA.  A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District V honoree and a three-time NFCA Scholar-Athlete, Korb has earned Valpo Presidential academic honors each of her three seasons of eligibility and has been on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll each of Valpo’s first three semesters in the league.
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