Karen won the title of World Overall Women’s Champion in 1985 and 1991. One of only five women to achieve this result. She was Australian Sportswomen of the Year in 1985 and recognized with an O.A.M. Karen represented Australia at World Championships from 1979 to 1991 earning two gold, three silver and two bronze medals. She was the winner of 5 Gold Oscars at National Titles and was a US Masters Overall Champion and US open Overall Champion. In 1997 Karen was inducted into the International Hall of Fame.