Honors at Rice
2008 All-Conference USA First Team (Singles); 2008 All-Conference USA Third Team (Doubles); 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic At-Large All-District VI Second Team; 2005-06, 2006-07 & 2007-08 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll; 2007 C-USA Scholar Athlete; 2005, 2006 & 2007 ITA Scholar Athlete; 2005 All-WAC Academic Team; 2005 WAC Scholar Athlete
2007-08 Season (Junior)
Compiled a 15-5 singles mark and took home All-Conference USA First-Team honors primarily as Rice's No. 2 singles player ... earned ESPN The Magazine Academic At-Large All-District VI Second-Team selection ... notched straight-set wins over Christi Lyles of No. 27 Texas A&M (Feb. 6) and Courtney Zauft of No. 26 Texas (Feb. 17) ... named C-USA Co-Player of the Week (Feb. 18) ... strung together 11-consecutive victories to conclude regular season (Feb. 13-April 5) ... nine of 11 wins via straight sets, including a hard-fought 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2) win against Kanykey Koichumanova of No. 69 Cal State Northridge (March 2) ... teamed with Julie Chao as Rice's No. 1 doubles pair for 13-7 mark and All-Conference USA Third-Team accolades ... won 9 of 11 decisions (Feb. 3-March 11), including a gritty 8-6 victory over Tiffany Clifford and Christi Liles of No. 27 Texas A&M (Feb. 6) ... secured doubles point against Alabama (Feb. 10), No. 69 Cal State Northridge (March 2) and UCF (March 11) ... held 6-5 advantage in an unfinished match against No. 31 Kellie Schmitt and Karolina Soor of No. 50 Marshall at the C-USA Tournament (April 19) ... totaled an 8-6 singles record during the fall season ... won a pair of consolation matches at the 27th Annual Rice Classic (Sept. 21-23) and San Diego State Fall Classic (Sept. 28-30) ... strung together three straight consolation wins against opponents from Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Lamar at Wilson/ITA Southwest Regionals (Oct. 19-22) ... made doubles semifinals with Christine Dao of No. 2 flight at the 27th Annual Rice Classic winning three of four decisions ... turned in a run to the Round of 16 with Julie Chao at the ITA Southwest Regionals before falling to No. 6 seeded pair of Dubova/Hedberg from LSU.
2006-07 Season (Sophomore)
Notched a 13-10 dual match record, while seeing action at three different spots ... won 10 of her 15 decisions at the No. 4 position ... strung together four straight wins (Jan. 27-Feb. 4), including back-to-back victories against opponents from No. 53 Tulsa (Feb. 3) and No. 48 Oklahoma State (Feb. 4) ... fought back to win three-set decision at No. 70 San Diego (Feb. 22) ... won all three of her decisions at the C-USA Championships (April 19-21) in straight sets dropping only seven games over three victories ... played doubles with four different partners ... went 8-9 with Rebecca Lin at No. 2 doubles ... won three of four decisions against ranked foes (Feb. 4-16), including tight victories against No. 48 Oklahoma State (Feb. 4) and No. 43 North Carolina State (Feb. 16) ... two of her three matches at C-USA Championships (April 19-21) were unfinished tied or with the lead ... returned to the courts during the fall season after undergoing knee-surgery in January 2006 ... won her first doubles appearance in a dominating 8-1 fashion with Kimberley Patenaude against Prairie View A&M ... made full return to competition in singles action at the Harvard Invitational where she went 1-2 in singles ... knocked off Arizona's Camelia Todorova.
2005-06 Season (Medical Redshirt)
Received a medical redshirt after missing the 2006 dual-match season with a knee injury suffered at the San Diego State Fall Classic ... notched a preseason ranking of No. 68 for her performance during the fall season ... posted a 7-4 record in singles, beginning the season by winning the St. Mary's Classic ... reached the quarterfinals in the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships ... went 5-5 in doubles action, while playing with four different partners.
2004-05 Season (Freshman)
Went 16-6 in dual singles and 15-7 in dual doubles ... finished the year with 20 total singles wins and a team-best 23 doubles victories with five different partners ... was 11-5 at number-two doubles with Tracie Chong.
2003 graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) ... three-time Nova Scotia Tennis Athlete of the Year ... 2004 Polish Open mixed doubles champion ... finished third at the 2004 U18 Polish Nationals ... won 2003 Polish National team championships.
Daughter of Roman Karas and Danuta Wtodarczyk-Karas ... born on January 26, 1986 ... has one sister ... majoring in political science/pre-med ... member of Lovett College.
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