17 - Kari Hammerbacher
Kari Hammerbacher
Height: 5-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Buffalo, Mo.
High School: Buffalo HS
Position: Libero

In 2008: An honorable mention All-MIAA selection at the libero position for the Lions ... Led the team in digs with 3.71 per set ... had a season-high 22 digs at Southwest Baptist on Oct. 17 ... also had 20 digs in a three set match against Missouri Western on Sept. 27.

In 2007:
Saw action in 103 games ... led the team with 4.94 digs per game ... finished the season with 509 ... set new career highs in assists and digs ... recorded 54 digs at Texas Women's on 9/1/07 ... also tied a career high in points recording four at Pittsburg State on 10/31/07

In 2006:  Appeared in 59 games earning two starts as a true freshmen ... recorded 63 digs on the season ... had her best game against Washburn with two service aces and 11 digs.

In high school: An all-conference and all-district performer as a three-year starter under coach Stacy Beckley ...  Hammerbacher, who played in the USAV Nationals in each of the last two years, also helped her team to a second and third-place finish in each of the last two years in the Heart of America Regionals.

Personal: A Psychology major ... born May 14, 1988 in Columbus, Ohio ... the daughter of Scott and Roberta Hammerbacher ... has one brother.  


Season   GP      MP      K       K/G     E       TA      Pct     A       A/G     SA      SA/G    SE
2006    59      26      0       0.00    1       5       -.200   7       0.12    12      0.20    8
2007    103     30      1       0.01    7       32      -.188   18      0.17    19      0.18    27
2008    118     32      3       0.03    5       22      -.091   23      0.19    29      0.25    26

TOTAL   280     88      4       0.01    13      59      -.153   48      0.17    60      0.21    61


Season  DIG     D/G     RE      BS      BA      TB      B/G     BE      BHE     Points  Pts/G
2006    63      1.07    9       0       0       0       0.00    0       0       12.0    0.20    
2007    509     4.94    34      0       0       0       0.00    0       6       20.0    0.19    
2008    438     3.71    18      0       0       0       0.00    0       0       32.0    0.27    

TOTAL   1010    3.61    61      0       0       0       0.00    0       6       64.0    0.23