THIS YEAR: Karen Freberg can give the Trojans an immediate impact at the national level...She transferred to USC for her senior season from Florida.
AT FLORIDA: Was an All-American as a junior at Florida...Took sixth place in the indoor shot put and 14th place at the outdoor NCAA finals in 2004...Her throw of 55-5 1/2 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2004 is a indoor personal best...Placed ninth at the U.S. Olympic trials in the shot with a throw of 51-10 3/4...Was an indoor and outdoor All-American in the shot in 2003, placing eighth at the NCAA finals...Had a personal best in the shot of 55-9 3/4 at the 2003 SEC Championships, which set a Florida school record...Began her collegiate career at SMU in 2002.
HIGH SCHOOL: She prepped at San Luis Obispo (Calif.) High and won the L.A. Invitational her last three seasons...Was the Cal State Indoor champion her junior and senior seasons.
PERSONAL: Karen was born on Sept. 30, 1982 in Houston, Tex....She is a public relations graduate student at USC.
CAREER BESTS: Shot -- 55-9 3/4 55-5 1/2 (Indoor)