Kedrowski named to Ripon’s 100 For 100
By Taylor Hale
PORTAGE COUNTY – Local mother of four, Karin Kedrowski, was recently named one of Ripon College’s top 100 athletes over the last 100 years.
Kedrowski graduated in 2003, leaving her mark on both the basketball and tennis courts. She is a Pacelli graduate, who has had a passion for sports since a young age.
She was first introduced into the college’s athletic hall of fame in 2013, but found out this summer she was being honored as one of the top 100 athletes the school has seen over the last 100 years.
“I was emotional when I first found out,” Kedrowski said. “I used to shoot hoops in the driveway until it was dark and mom said to come inside. Sports have always been a big part of my life.
Kedrowski appeared in all 93 games during her four years with the Ripon Red Hawks, finishing among the team’s top five scorers each season.
Kedrowski set new single-season records with 406 points and a scoring average of 17.7 points per game. Neither has since been broken.
Kedrowski credits her parents and older brother for their support during her athletic career, and also Coach Julie Johnson at Rippon for her motivation.
Kedrowski graduated from Pacelli a d grew up in Portage County.
“After meeting with Coach Johnson on my visit to Ripon while I was in High School, it became clear that Ripon was the correct choice for me,” Kedrowski recalled. “Coach Johnson’s love of and commitment to basketball was apparent, as was the positive development of her players both on and off the court.”
Kedrowski now works at Sentry in Stevens Point and enjoys spending time with her four children.