1999: Saw action in six matches as a true freshman, including three during Big Ten season and both matches during the NCAA Tournament ? Posted the first kill of her career in her only attempt against Minnesota ? Tallied one kill in a season-high three attempts against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Personal: Parents are Robert Koester and Jill Gauker ? Plans to major in biology ? From the same hometown as Illini senior Sara Sorrell ? Lists biggest thrill in sports as playing in two state tournaments at Market Square Arena ? Lists her parents and the many talented coaches she has had as the biggest influences on her athletic career because "they taught me to work hard, have fun, and they gave me a chance."