5 Kari Bettenbrock  
    Kari Bettenbrock


    Cory, Ind.

    High School:
    Clay City




    JUNIOR YEAR (2007)
    Saw action in 22 games with 10 starts ... started nine games at designated player and one at third ... was one of the top pinch-hitting options off the bench ... had a double and two RBIs ... drew four walks ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and an RBI single against Buffalo on March 25 ... had a pinch-hit single and scored a run against Houston on Feb. 17 ... earned Academic All-Big Ten status.

    A valuable pinch hitter for the Hoosiers ... started nine games at designated player and also saw time at third base ... registered 12 hits on the season, including one home run in IU's opening series against then-No. 11 Oklahoma ... recorded a season-high two RBIs against the Sooners ... went 2-for-2 against Tennessee-Martin on March 3 ... alsowent 2-for-2 against IPFW on April 18 ... scored three runs on the year and had nine RBIs ... finished the season with a .235 batting average ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2005)
    Appeared in 32 games with 19 starts ... registered a .133 batting average with a home run, three runs and five RBIs ... in her first career start, notched her first hit, run and RBI against Southern on Feb. 15 at the Tiger Classic ... blasted her first collegiate home run, a two-run shot, at Tulsa in the Holiday Inn-Select Tulsa Festival on Feb. 26 ... the top Hoosier choice for a pinch hitter, tallying nine opportunities.

    Played four years of varsity softball at Clay City High School ... four-year all-conference honoree for Southwestern Indiana Athletic and Tri-River Conference ... 2004 academic all-state honorable mention ... won two Golden Bat awards for leading her conference in hitting ... played club ball for the Indiana Magic Clay, leading her team to a fifth-place finish at the U-16 ASA Nationals ... also tallied an ASA and NSA State Championship as a junior with the Magic ... lettered in volleyball for two years ... garnered two Scholar Athlete awards ... received four academic letters and was a member of the National Honor Society ... graduated third in her class.

    Born Kari Bettenbrock on Feb. 15, 1986 ... majoring in exercise science ... daughter of Von and Kim Bettenbrock.

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