Between both men's and women's programs, Karen is the longest running volunteer tennis coach in Denver Tennis history, volunteering her time and effort for well over the last decade.
On the court, Karen was amongst the best junior tennis players in the country and a professional tour prospect. She was once ranked in the top-20 in U.S. juniors and proceeded to become the top player on scholarship for the University of Maryland.
As a certified PTR tennis professional, Karen has worked with top national juniors, eventually bringing her years of experience to the DU where she's served not only as a volunteer assistant coach but also as full-time assistant coach for 2 years from 2007 to 2009 -- with the 2008 season still standing as the best season on record for the Lady Pioneers marked by a top-20 national ranking and the program's first-ever Division 1 NCAA tournament win.
Karen and her husband Raoul, who played for ACC rival - University of Virginia, have two daughters and a son. She is incredibly engaged with local Denver community and has been a tremendous liaison for Denver's tennis teams working with local tennis clubs such as the Denver Country Club, often acting a connector for graduating student-athletes as they enter careers outside of tennis in the local community.
W. Tennis / 5/16/2018 Bianca Mok and Arisha Ladhani Named to Academic All-Summit League Team
W. Tennis / 5/11/2018 Pioneers Fall to #18 Kansas, 4-3
W. Tennis / 5/10/2018 Denver Set for First Round of NCAA Tournament
W. Tennis / 5/3/2018 O’Loughlin and Mok Still Ranked in Latest ITA Polls
W. Tennis / 5/2/2018 O’Loughlin and Mok Selected to Compete at the 2018 NCAA Championships
W. Tennis / 5/1/2018 Denver to Play Kansas in First Round of NCAA Tournament
W. Tennis / 4/28/2018 Denver Clinches Fifth-Straight Summit League Title
W. Tennis / 04/27/2018 Denver Sweeps Western Illinois, Advances to Summit League Championship
W. Tennis / 04/26/2018 Mok, Chang, Thompson Win Summit League Awards
W. Tennis / 04/26/2018 Six Student-Athletes Named to 2018 All-Summit League Team
W. Tennis / 04/25/2018 Pioneers Set to defend Summit League Title
W. Tennis / 04/24/2018 O'Loughlin and Mok Listed on ITA Rankings
W. Tennis / 04/23/2018 Bianca Mok Named Summit League Player of the Week
W. Tennis / 04/20/2018 Women's Tennis Scores Top Seed for Summit League Tournament
W. Tennis / 04/17/2018 Denver Tops Colorado, 4-1