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Kori Waelbroeck

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Community Health


Kori Waelbroeck has maintained a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in community health and minoring in sociology at IUPUI. She’s twice been selected among IUPUI’s Top 100 students and earned IUPUI’s Dean’s List highest honors every semester of her career.

She was voted Academic All-Summit League in 2016 and is a three-time Summit League Academic Honor Roll Distinguished Scholar. She’s also been selected to IUPUI’s Academic Advisor’s List all six semesters of her collegiate career.


Waelbroeck is the epitome of student-athlete. Few can say they have performed at the top of the sport like she has. Even fewer can say they maintained a sterling academic track record in such a demanding major. Only an elite few can combine the two.

In addition to her academic and athletic prowess, she has a proven record of giving back, having mentored and led at the highest level on campus and within the volleyball program. She has demonstrated her willingness to spend time tutoring peers and fellow classmates. In addition, since coming to Indianapolis from Evansville (roughly three hours from home), she’s immersed herself in the city. Her leadership has proven invaluable to a young team this season, and she has been the face of the program heading into her senior campaign.


In the community, Waelbroeck has shared her expertise as an Academic Mentor in the Bepko Learning Center, established to better the academic development of their peers by being role models, applying collaborative learning techniques and facilitating the group experience.

She’s also volunteered at the IUPUI Student Outreach Clinic, which is a free clinic run out of the Neighborhood Fellowship Church on Indianapolis’s near east side. The community is racially, economically and culturally diverse and is connected to its past while remaining committed to a renewed future for the city.

Waelbroeck spent time mentoring students at Cold Spring Elementary School and been a frequent guest reader for the Jags Reading Club, taking selected Fridays out of the year to go read to local elementary-aged students.


On the court, Waelbroeck is a two-time All-Summit League performer. As a junior, she ranked fourth in the league with 389 kills, averaged 3.54 kills per set on a .234 attack percentage and had a team-high 1,079 attack attempts.

As a sophomore, she averaged 2.37 kills per set, ranking second on the team and ninth in the Summit League. Her .317 hitting percentage was sixth in the league that season.