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.