Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#4 - Karen Korb
2008-09 Softball
POS.
OF
B/T
L/R
HT.
5'8"
YR.
Sr.
HOMETOWN
Indianapolis, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Lutheran
Karen Korb
2008: Started all 47 of her appearances for the Crusaders as a junior ... broke Valpo’s career stolen base record March 3 against Sacred Heart ... now has 65 career thefts through three seasons ... also set Crusader single-season stolen base mark, swiping 29 bags on the year ... stole 24 straight to open the season before getting caught April 15 at Purdue ... caught stealing just twice on the season ... led the Horizon League and finished 15th in the nation with an average of 0.62 steals/game ... had seven games where she swiped multiple bags ... had five multi-hit games, including three-hit efforts Feb. 24 vs. Eastern Illinois and March 26 at Central Michigan ... scored two runs on four occasions ... earned Horizon League U.S. Army Scholar Athlete of the Week honors April 1 after a week where she hit .367 with five steals, helping Valpo to six victories ... an Academic All-Horizon League honoree ... an NFCA Scholar-Athlete ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters ... represented Valparaiso athletic department at NCAA Leadership Conference ... named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V First Team.

2007: Played in all 46 games for the Crusaders, making 45 starts ... a Second Team All Mid-Con honoree ... led Valpo and was second in the league with 20 stolen bases ... was successful on 17 of last 18 stolen base attempts of season ... also led Valpo with 15 sacrifices ... registered eight multi-hit games on the season ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases March 6 versus Sacred Heart ... stole a career-best three bases March 23 at UMKC ... scored a career-high three runs in a single game the next day against the Kangaroos ... put together a nine-game hitting streak April 10-19 ... named to Mid-Con All-Academic team ... a member of the Mid-Con Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence ... named an NFCA Scholar-Athlete ... named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V Second Team.

2006: Started in 46 of her 51 appearances in debut campaign ... 16 stolen bases was good for fifth in the Mid-Con ... laid down 20 sacrifices on the year ... used team-best eight hit by pitches to register a .361 on-base percentage, second-best on the Crusaders ... recorded three multi-hit games ... scored run as pinch-runner in debut March 5 vs. Saint Peter’s ... hit safely in nine out of ten games from March 6-11 ... drove in two runs March 7 vs. South Dakota State ... crossed the plate twice March 25 at Southern Utah ... named to Mid-Con All-Academic team ... an NFCA Scholar-Athlete.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Saints ... led team to school’s first ever state championship, in any sport, as a junior ... served as team captain as a junior and senior ... earned All-County recognition as a senior ... named to Academic All-State team in 2005 ... member of National Honor Society ... was salutatorian of her graduating class ... won school’s Academic Senior Athlete Award ... also lettered in volleyball and basketball.

Personal: Karen is the daughter of Dennis and Margo Korb ... majors are finance and marketing ... has earned Valpo Presidential academic honors and been named tothe Dean’s List each of her semesters at Valpo ... born October 4, 1986.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana