New Castle, Ind.
New Castle HS
2003 Season: Led team with 319 digs en route to a 3.29 digs per game average… posted 244 kills for the season, including a season-high 16 kills versus UNC Greensboro where she added a season-high 26 digs in the ETSU win… named to All-Tournament Team while competing at the Hokie Classic in late August… managed 10 kills versus University of Michigan on Sep. 12, 2003 while competing at Tennessee Lady Vols Classic… tallied double-digit kill totals 10 times, and double-digit dig totals 15 times during 2003… posted a .636 hitting percentage with 14 kills versus the Citadel on Oct. 24, 2003… posted career-high’s in attempts (815) and blocks (14.0) during junior season 2002 Season: Freeburg's 3.87 digs per game was fourth-best in ETSU history ... for her career, Freeburg has averaged 3.50 digs per game heading into the 2003 season, good for third among the Buccaneers' all-time leaders in that category ... Freeburg's led the team with 441 digs in 2002, playing in 114 of ETSU's 119 games ... tallied a season-high 35 digs versus UNC Greensboro on Nov. 15, 2002 ... recorded double-digits in digs 21 times last season. 2001 Season: Karen played in 25 matches as a freshman in 2001 . . . she stepped in and became one of the Buccaneer offensive leaders, leading the team in attempts and kills per game . . . she was also ETSU’s returning leader in total kills, total digs and digs per game . . . had double-doubles in her first four collegiate matches, leading the Bucs to the championship of the Microtel Inn and Suites Winthrop Invitational to kick off the season . . . Freeburg ended her first season with ten double-doubles, 12 games with double-digit kills and 16 games with double-digit digs . . .she set a career-high with 23 kills against Winthrop on Sept. 1 and 26 digs against Western Carolina on Oct. 15, both Buccaneer victories . . . her 26 digs was a season high for an ETSU player. Prep: Karen was a supurb athlete at New Castle Chrysler High School, earning four letters in volleyball, four in swimming, three in diving and one in tennis ... played defensive specialist and outside hitter for coach John Shandell at New Castle Chrysler ... she tallied 818 kills and 242 digs in her high school career, including 264 kills and 213 digs during her senior campaign ... Freeburg was a first-team All-Conference selection three consecutive seasons from 1998-2000 and was a member of the JOV National Champions in 1998. Personal: Born on Nov. 6, 1982, Karen is the daughter of Larry and Bonnie Freeburg ... is majoring in advertising.