Kara Brooks, a soccer athlete, continues the week for the Mean Green in February's Get To Know Your Mean Green Student-Athlete. Click on the video to meet Kara.
The North Texas soccer team won the regular season and the conference championship in 2012. The Mean Green advanced to the NCAA Tournament and lost to Texas Tech in the opening round.
Started all 21 games, picking up five assists … Played the entire duration of 15 games, including the last eight games of the season … Played 1822 minutes, second-most on the team and eighth-most in a single-season at North Texas … Had two assists against Troy in the Sun Belt Tournament (Nov. 2) … Assisted against UALR (Oct. 20) … Assisted against Troy (Oct. 7) … Assisted against Grambling (Aug. 28)
Played the entire duration of 19 of 21 games, and played a team-high 1938 minutes, the fourth-most in North Texas single-season history … Played every minute of the last 15 games of the season and ended the season with an active streak of 1410 minutes played over 16 games … Anchored a back line that ranked 35th in the nation in goals against average … Started all 21 games
Suffered a season-ending facial injury in the fourth game of the season against Texas Tech and received a medical hardship for the 2009 season.
Made a smooth transition from forward to defender and helped form a dominant back line … Scored a goal in a win against ETSU … Took 19 shots in 20 games, 17 of which she started.
Recorded 33 goals and 14 assists for L.D. Bell and was named the District 7-5A Player of the Year for the second straight season … In her four years at L.D. Bell she scored 89 goals … Named the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Player of the Year and to the Dallas Morning News All-Area team … Named District 7-5A MVP and Forward of the Year … Was a three-time all-district performer and was also named to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Tarrant County Super Team twice and the Dallas Morning News All-Area Team … As a junior, scored 28 goals with four assists … Played for the North Texas Olympic Development Program State Team from 2002-04 and participated in the Olympic Region III Camp in 2003 … Her club team, Sting, was ranked No. 18 nationally, No. 5 in Region III and No. 2 in North Texas … Named to the District 7-5A All-Academic Team and graduated with a 3.84 GPA.
Born August 27, 1990 ... Daughter of Mark and Patti Brooks … Has a sister, Amanda.