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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2003 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8566.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2003 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8566

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2003 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 17, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8566.

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Transcript Ivio of a Kind Seniors going out in style Jane Anne Karasak set her career high of 33 kills against Southern Miss. Photo by Kevin Harwerth A crowd begins to gather. People murmur quietly to each other, shifting in their seats. Suddenly, the group springs to life and the screaming begins-its home team has taken the floor. It's a scene familiar to UH volleyball players. Senior roommates Donna Sellen and Jane Anne Karasek would not trade a second of the limelight for anything. "It's not easy being an athlete," Karasek said. "But it has helped me be a better person. I would not change anything I've experienced while playing for UH. The dynamic duo came to Houston with opposite backgrounds but identical goals-to give personal bests to the Cougar volleyball team. Donna Sellen, a 5-7 setter and League City native, was not guaranteed a spot on the team as a freshman. "Moving into a starting position is definitely one of my greatest accomplishments in volleyball," the future law student said. Karasek, a 6-0 middle hitter was heavily recruited out of Caldwell and came to UH on an athletic scholarship. "Coming from a small town, a lot of people did not think I could make it in a big city like Houston," she said. "The fact that I've done well here is awesome for me." Even though she missed nearly half the season with a broken arm, Karasek earned Third-Team C-USA honors. Head coach Bill Walton said the team would not be looking at a Conference USA postseason berth if Sellen and Karasek were not the players they strive to be. "This season, (Sellen's) and (Karasek's) roles were greatly expanded," he said. "They filled each one admirably. Neither lost the belief that the team could win, even when everyone was injured. It is because they are always optimistic and positive that we are going to the conference tournament." Karasek, who plans to coach and teach high school math, fondly remembers setting her career-high of 33 kills against Southern Miss this season as one of her greatest moments on UH soil. "I also loved getting to play my little sister in the SMU game," she said. "When we played them last year, she actually thought they would win. But this year, she was scared of us because we're such a good team." Sellen has December graduation plans and boasts her quick three-year stint at UH as a high accomplishment. "I'm graduating with honors, which is nice," she said. "I'll take my LSAT on Dec. 7 and hopefully begin at UH law school next fall." Both girls look forward to one last appearance in the C-USA tournament for a final glorious finish to their volleyball careers. "Now that we're back to the team we once were, we can't wait for the chance to knock off the top three teams in conference," Karasek said. "That would be the perfect ending." -Emily Davis Mm G