2002 Highlights: Appeared in 27 games off the bench last season ? Scored eight points and grabbed six boards against James Madison ? Also grabbed nine boards against Illinois State ? Had nine points and six rebounds vs. Northwestern ? Tied her career-high with two steals at Wisconsin ? Averaged 2.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. ? Named Academic All-Big Ten.
2001 Highlights:Versatile Player off the bench, saw action in 32 games. ? Missed the first five games due to injury ? Played for the first time all year against Texas on Dec. 5 (9 min.) ? Scored a season-high seven points against Minnesota on Feb. 4 ? Also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against the Gophers ? Went 2-for-2 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line for six points against Michigan State on Feb. 18.
2000 Highlights: Played in 26 games, averaging 9.6 minutes ? Was in double figures twice ? In her Illini debut against Western Michigan, recorded 11 points, going 5 of 6 from the line, and grabbed seven rebounds.
High School: Named honorary captain of the Daily Herald All-Area team as a senior ? Three-time all-state performer ? Three-year all-Mid-Suburban Conference performer, including the conference?s Player of the Year ? Named first-team all-state by the Chicago Tribune in 1998 and 1999 ? Named second-team all-state by the Champaign News-Gazette in 1998 ? Named second team all-state by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association in both 1998 and 1999 ? Listed among the top 100 seniors in the nation by Reebok ? Two-time MVP of the Palatine Pirates ? Scored 38 points in one game ? Scored a school-record 1,663 points (15.4 ppg) and grabbed a school-best 1,085 rebounds (10.5 per game) during her career ? Also played volleyball and soccer ??An all-state pick in volleyball as a senior.
Personal: Majoring in environmental science ? Played on 1996 AAU National Champions Illinois Hustle coached by Derril Kipp ? That team also placed third in the country in 1998 ? Enjoys waterskiing ? Favorite athlete is Gabrielle Reece ? Member of National Honor Society ? Born on April 21, 1981 ? Daughter of Russell and Elouise Hagberg.
Getting to know Karen Hagberg:
Favorite TV Show ? Will and Grace
Favorite event attended as a spectator ? any Cubs Game
Favorite Athlete ? Gabrielle Reece
Nickname ? Kare Bear
Most memorable vacation ? white water rafting down the Colorado River
Favorite Restaurant ? Portillos
I?ve been told I look like ? Julia Stiles
CD I listen to most often ? Dave Matthews Band
Famous person I?ve met ? Sat next to Jerry Springer at the Hard Rock Caf? in Chicago