High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Landmark Christian High School ... As a senior she was named AA/A Georgia State High School Player of the Year ... First Team All-State ... Atlanta Journal Constitution Volleyball Player of the Year ... Georgia All-Star Team ... Area Player of the Year ... First Team All-Area ... Landmark Christian High School Female Athlete of the Year ... Atlanta Journal Constitution Athletic Academic Team ... Finished high school career ranked top 10 in Georgia for career kills (2nd), career digs (2nd), career aces (2nd), career blocks (5th), career aces per game (7th), career blocks per game (8th), career kills per game (9th) ... As a junior Mead was named First Team All-State, Area Player of the Year, and First Team All-Area ... As a sophomore she was First Team All-State, First Team All-Area and helped lead her team to the Georgia High School State Championship in A/AA ... As a freshman Mead was First Team All-State, Georgia High School State Championship Match Pontiac Player of the Game, First Team All-Area and her team was Georgia High School State Runners-up in A/AA.
Personal: Karen Ashley Mead ... Born August 4 ... Daughter of Al and Shelly Mead ... Recipient of the MTSU Otis Floyd Academic Scholarship and the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award.