Karrie Redeker

Year Inducted: 2003

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations: Crescent-Iroquois High School
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Biography: Karrie Redeker is the all-time leading scorer at Crescent-Iroquois High School (boys or girls) with 1,981 points while pulling down 1,097 rebounds during her high school career.  She averaged 29.8 ppg her senior year while leading the Golden Girls to a 27-1 record and Sweet Sixteen finish in 1988 and was named a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American as well as IBCA, News-Gazette, and Chicago Tribune All-State.  She went on to play at SIU-Carbondale and helped lead the Salukis to a Gateway Conference Championship and two NCAA Tourney appearances (1989-90 and 1991-92).  Redeker was an honorable mention All-Gateway selection in 1991-92 and still holds the best 3-point field goal % in a game (7-8, .875), is tied for 1st in three-pointers made in a single game (7), and is 5th in career three-pointers made (161).  Upon graduation, she taught elementary school at Casey-Westfield and Unit 7 Schools (Tolono), was the varsity girls’ coach at (Tolono) Unity High School and then head coach at Parkland College, before becoming the head women’s basketball coach at Illinois Central College in East Peoria.  Karrie is one of the rare individuals to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in two categories as she was selected as a coach in 2022.  Fewer than 50 individuals have dual inductions.  Karrie serves the IBCA as a board member and is active in the organization’s gender equity initiatives.