Kori went to high school at Lake Hamilton High School in Arkansas, where she received All-District and All-State honors in both volleyball and basketball. She continued to pursue both sports at the college level at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. OBU is Division II University and a member of the Great American Conference (GAC). During her time at OBU, she received many awards both on and off the court. Kori was named a two sport Academic All-American, receiving First Team honors for volleyball and Third Team honors for basketball. Kori was chosen from all sports of the GAC and named GAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the year two times, being the first female athlete to ever repeat this award. She received First Team All-Conference honors for volleyball and Second Team All-Conference honors for basketball during her time at OBU. In the summer of 2017, Kori toured with the USA DII Volleyball Team in Brazil, where she played with some of the top players in the country. She holds the OBU and GAC records for most kills in a season by a middle blocker and the OBU records for points per season and average kills per set. She was named OBU Volleyball Offensive Player of the Year for three years in a row. Currently, Kori is up for nomination for NCAA Woman of the Year, competing against women from DI, DII, and DIII schools. Kori graduated as a Summa Cum Laude graduate from OBU with a B.S. in Biology/Pre-Medicine. She plans to attend medical school and coach volleyball to continue to mentor to kids of the community.
Her elements of experience and excitement make her a great fit with the other SLAM volleyball coaches.