Karen won the title of World Overall Women’s Champion in 1985 and 1991, one of only 5 women to achieve this result. She was Australian Sportswomen of the Year in 1985 and was recognized with an O.A.M. Karen represented Australia at the World Championships from 1979 to 1991, earning 2 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals. She received 5 Gold Oscars at National Titles. She was the US Masters Overall Champion and the US Open Overall Champion. In 1997 Karen was inducted into the International Hall of Fame.