Kari Koch enters her second season as a graduate administrative assistant for the Auburn women's basketball team. She came to Auburn prior to the 2012-13 season after spending five and a half years in Athens, Greece where she played in the Greek League. Koch graduated from Missouri State in 2006 with a degree in Recreation and Leisure.
Koch played all four years at Missouri State for head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy, helping Missouri State win the WNIT Tournament in 2005. During her tenure, the Bears made three NCAA appearances.
Koch ranks third in Missouri State history in points scored after the Elsberry, Mo., native scored 2,073 points in her career, while averaging 20.2 per game her senior season. She also ranks second in assists with 529 in her career. She also became the first freshman in Missouri Valley Conference history to be named MVP of the MVC Tournament.
Koch also enjoyed a successful career while playing overseas in Greece where she was named Guard of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year while also being named to the All-Greek League First Team in 2011. In 2009, Koch was named the All-Star MVP and 3-point Champion.
Since coming to Auburn, she has also played for the Auburn Flyers of the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League. She led the team to a national championship in August of 2013.