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 conferences 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
Ive been told I look like Julia Stiles
CD I listen to most often Dave Matthews Band
Famous person Ive met Sat next to Jerry Springer at the Hard Rock Cafι in Chicago