Prepped at Pleasanton High School for head coach Randy Bauer, she lettered and started all four years in basketball. Keri served as team captain for three years and was honored as first team all-conference, second team all-territory, second team all-state by the Omaha World-Herald and honorable mention all-state by the Lincoln Journal Star. Keri helped the Bulldogs to a fourth-place state finish, a district title and a 26-3 record as a senior in basketball. Keri aided the track and field team to district and conference championships. She also played volleyball all four years, earning first team all-conference and third team all-territory award and helped the volleyball team to a district title.
Born in Kearney, Neb., on June 22, 1999 to Randy and Karla Bauer. She has two older sisters: Kristi and Kelli and enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.