Karen Hock- Hjelm

Karen  Hock- Hjelm

Position:
Crew

Hall of Fame:
2000

Graduated:
1981


Karen Hock-Hjelm class of 1978 (B.B.A.) and 1981 (M.B.A.) was asn accomplished leader and an outstanding performer in women's athletics for Loyola Marymount University. One of the founders of the Women's Crew Team, she and three other women circulated a petition and presented it to the Provost to include Crew as a Women's Sport. In 1975 the Women's program rowed their first meet. Karen went on to win the first ever United States National Medal in Crew for LMU in 1977 with a Bronze finish. In 1978 she won a Bronze medal in the U.S. Nationals in Seattle. In that same year she ran on the Men's Cross Country Team. Lettering in both Crew and Cross-Country. In 1979, as a graduate student she won a silver medal t the U.S. nationals in Detroit and in 1981 captured a gold medal, the first for LMU Alum. at the nationals. In 1982, Karen was hired as the first Women's Crew Coach for the university.