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    2  Kara Komp
    Kara Komp


    Joliet, Ill.

    High School:
    Joliet West




    Softball Boasts NFCA Accolades

    The Flames earned a 3.297 team GPA during the 2012-13 academic year


    Sixty-Four UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL 2012-13 Honor Roll

    Student-athletes were honored in both the fall and spring semesters


    League-High 19 UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL All-Academic Teams

    Women's track & field team boasts five honorees


    League-High 19 UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL All-Academic Teams

    Women's track & field team boasts five honorees


    UIC Student-Athletes Go Through Commencement Services

    50 student-athletes receive bachelor's degree in spring, summer sessions

    AS A JUNIOR (2012): Split her time between right field and pinch hitter ... a slap-hitter with speed ... played in 45 contests, while starting in 22 ... posted the second-highest batting average at .369 ... in 84 at-bats, compiled 31 hits and 21 runs ... collected two doubles and one triple ... had nine RBI ... posted a .417 slugging percentage and .384 on-base percentage.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in 25 games ... scored seven runs.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Primary pinch runner for the Flames in her first season ... Swiped a pair of bases in her inaugural contest in the season opener against North Florida.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner in softball (third base) at Joliet West (Ill.) ... named team captain as a senior ... earned MVP honors as a junior and senior ... three-time all-city selection ... three-time all-Southwest Suburban Conference honoree ... led her team in on-base percentage as a senior ... compiled a .452 batting average during her senior season, while earning 32 runs and 17 stolen bases ... lead-off hitter ... graduated Magna Cum Laude ... Illinois State Scholar ... Vice president of the National Honor Society ... born Feb. 1, 1991, in Joliet, Ill. ... daughter of Bob and Debby Komp ... has a brother, Brian, who golfed at St. Francis ... member of the UIC Honors College ... greatest athletic thrill to date is being a part of the UIC softball team ... Dean's List member ... Horizon League and UIC Athletic Honor Roll member ... 2010 UIC Softball Coach's Award winner ... Caterpillar Sustainability Scholarship recipient (2011) ... awarded to five individuals for career aspirations and work at the UIC Office of Sustainability ... recipient of the Women Transportation Society Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates (2011) ... one winner awarded for aspirations to be a transportation planner for the City of Chicago ... works at the UIC Office of Sustainability ... currently enrolled in the Honors College as an urban planning major.