Spring, Texas
High School
Klein Oak HS

2000 Louisiana Collegiate Player of the Year
2000 First Team All-Louisiana
2000 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2000 LSU Team Offensive MVP

Junior Season (2001)
Injuries limited her playing time throughout the season … Appeared in eight games, starting two … Also saw action in two Southeastern Conference matches … Scored two goals — in the 26th minute of a 3-0 victory over Nicholls St. (Sept. 9) and in the 75th minute versus UL-Monroe (Sept. 26) in a 2-2 match … Took 12 shots on the season.

Sophomore Season (2000)
Named the Louisiana College Player of the Year and was named First Team All-Louisiana after leading the Tigers with 15 goals… Finished fourth in the Southeastern Conference in scoring… Tallied a team leading 32 points after starting in 20 games on the season… Finished fifth in the SEC in points… Led the team with six game-winning goals… Earned two assists during the season… Became only the fourth Tiger to score three goals in one game against Louisiana-Monroe on Aug. 27… Recorded two goals in the season opener against Troy State on Aug. 25… Scored the lone goal against Auburn on Oct. 15… Finished with goals in three-straight games against Mississippi State (Oct. 1), Georgia (Oct. 6) and Tennessee (Oct. 8)… Second all-time with 15 goals, six game-winning goals and 32 points during the 2000 season… Scored four goals totaling eight points in SEC play.

Freshman Season (1999)
Tallied one goal and two assists for four points in 19 games… Netted the first goal of her LSU career in the Tigers’ 6-0 win over Nicholls on Sept. 17… Posted assists in back-to-back games on the Tigers’ road trip to Oklahoma, assisting on LSU’s lone goal in their match-up with Oklahoma State, then setting up Katie Thomas in the Tigers’ 2-2 tie at Oklahoma.

Graduated from high school in only three years… Played on the club level for the highly successful Challenge team out of Houston… She was her team’s offensive Most Valuable Player her freshman season and earned second team All-District honors the same year… A member of the Texas Olympic Development Program.

Full name is Kara Elizabeth Dean… Parents are Tom and Shirley Dean… Majoring in mass communication/public relations… Born on Jan. 15, 1981.

Full Bio