Karin Hendrickson '99
Versatile forward Karin Hendrickson played a pivotal role in the reemergence of Grove City College's women's basketball program from 1995 to 1999. A graduate of nearby Wilmington High School, Hendrickson earned All-Presidents' Athletic Conference honors in each of her four seasons and capped her career by earning the conference's Most Valuable Player award in 1999.
Hendrickson's arrival in the 1995-96 season helped vault Grove City to an eight-game improvement during her freshman season. The next year, she helped lead the Wolverines to the 1997 ECAC Southern Championship Tournament title and a 17-9 overall record under head coach Melissa Lamie.
As a senior, Hendrickson led the Wolverines in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and minutes played. She became the program's seventh 1,000-point scorer February 10, 1999 when she scored 25 points on 11-of-12 shooting in an 81-54 win over La Roche.
Hendrickson finished her career as the seventh-leading scorer in program history with 1,081 points. She led the team in rebounding in each of her four seasons and ranked third in College history with 711 rebounds. Her 347 career assists also ranked third in program history upon graduation.
Hendrickson played tennis during her first two years at Grove City and won conference titles in both 1995 and 1996. She went undefeated in conference play in both singles and doubles competition. Hendrickson concluded her career by earning the College's Sportswoman of the Year award for the 1998-99 academic year.
Hendrickson earned a bachelor's degree in music/business administration from Grove City in 1999. Hendrickson earned her doctorate from Peabody Conservatory in 2011 and then completed post-graduate work at London's Royal Academy of Music in 2013. She now works as the assistant conductor for the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Sao Paulo, Brazil.