Karen (Swanson) Bonertz – WHS Class of 1979

Tennis – SW Conference Champions ’74-78; Sub-Section Champions ’74-78; Section runner-up ‘74; SW Conference Singles Champion, 2nd Place, 3rd Place;  SW Conference Runner-up; Sub-Section Singles Champion; Section Singles 3rd place; SW Conference 2nd Singles Champion; Sub-Section Doubles Champion; Section Doubles 3rd; 2 time State participant Doubles; Sub-Region Champions; State Team participant; Sub-Region Doubles Champion; Region Doubles Champion; 2 time MVP

Basketball – Conference Champions; 4 time Sub-Region Champions; Region Champions, 2 time Region Runner-up; State participant; Most Rebounds in 1 game; Most Free Throws in 1 game; 3 time All Conference; 3 time All Area 1st Team; 3 time Season Scoring Leader; 2 time Season Field Goal Percentage; 3 time Season Rebound Leader; 3 Time Most Valuable; 2 time Top  Free Throw Percentage; Record for Most Rebounds in 1 Season and Longest Winning Streak

Track – Highest scorer ‘76; Record for 400X4 relay ‘79; Voted Outstanding Field Individual

Academics and Awards – National Honor Society; Top 5 in Graduating Class; Won 11 Letters; Outstanding Girl Athlete ‘79

College – Augustana, South Dakota – Tennis, Division II Flight II Doubles Champion ’79, AIAW Region 6 Division II Doubles Champion ’80, North Central Intercollegiate Conference 1st Doubles 2nd Place; St. Thomas – Masters in Business Administration

Karen is married to Terry Bonertz and an accountant for Roseount Corporation.  She plays Volvo league tennis at 4.5 level and recreational volleyball and racquetball. She was inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame in 1990.

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