|Karen Boyd - 9
2002: Named to the all-tournament team at the UAB Invitational (Sept. 6-7) ... started all 33 matches for the Blazers in 2002 ... has never missed a match during her UAB career ... posted a career-high 19 kills, hit for .467 and recorded five total blocks in UAB's 3-0 win over Samford Sept. 17 at Bartow Arena ... posted 12 matches with double digits in kills ... hit for .300 or better in 11 matches ... led the team in block solos (16) and games started ... second on the team in total blocks (85), blocks per game (0.71) and block assists (69) ... tied for second on the team in kills (255) ... third on the team in service aces (26), hitting percentage (.213) and digs (247) ... fourth on the team in kills per game (2.12) and service aces per game (0.22) ... recorded three double-doubles on the season ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the third consecutive academic year
2001: Led the team in double-doubles (8), total blocks (54), block assists (43), blocks per game (0.51), service aces (50) and service aces per game (0.48) ... finished the season ranked fourth in Conference USA in service aces and service aces per game ... played in all 29 matches, starting 28 ... third on the team in digs (226) and digs per game (2.15) ... fourth on the team in kills (226) ... named to the all-tournament team at the Hurricane Invitational (Sept. 7-8) after helping lead the Blazers to the tournament championship ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the second consecutive academic year.
2000: Led the team in block solos (15), block assists (65), total blocks (80), blocks per game (0.87), service aces (33) and service aces per game (0.36) ... ranked seventh in C-USA in service aces per game ... earned a significant role on the team as a true freshman, playing in 30 matches and starting in 24 ... third on the team in kills (179) and digs (192) ... posted a career-high 13 kills against Jacksonville State (11/7) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2000-01 academic year.
High School: Received St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Team Honorable Mention, was an all-area second-team selection by the News Democrat and named First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference in her senior season ... also in her senior season was an all-tournament team selection in both the Carbondale and the Pumpkin Smash tournaments and was a Triad High School Scholar Athlete ... was class valedictorian and graduated summa cum laude ... as a junior, she received second-team All-MVC honors, was named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Team for Illinois and Missouri, and helped lead the team to the MVC Championship ... helped lead her club team to two tournament championships in her junior season ... in her sophomore season, received St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Honorable Mention for Illinois and Missouri, was a second-team All-MVC selection and helped lead Triad to the MVC Conference Championship.
Personal: Karen Ann Boyd ... born August 10, 1982, in Maryville, Ill. ... daughter of Tom and Vicki Boyd ... enjoys listening to country music ... loves Alabama's southern hospitality ... majoring in accounting and finance.