Karna (Abram) Chier


IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2008)


Karna won basketball letters in 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987. She was first team All-Big Ten in 1985, 1986, and 1987; Academic All-Big Ten in 1987; IU Female Athlete-of-the-Year in 1987. She averaged 22.9, 16.8 and 23.2 over her last three seasons and is the second-leading scorer in IU history. Her 23.2 and 22.9 single season average are easily one-two in IU history and she holds the top three single-game point totals with 40 (Michigan State), 39 (Michigan), and 39 (Illinois). She led the Big Ten in scoring in 1987, the only IU player ever to do so. Karna played in 1983 U.S. Olympic Festival.