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Athletic Hall of Fame

Karen C. Arden

Karen C. Arden


At Rochester:

  • Four-year letter winner for women's swimming and diving team
  • Team finished with overall record of 42-5 during her four seasons
  • Member of the record-breaking 200-yard medley relay in all four years
  • Also held records in the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes
  • Successful recovery from major knee surgery freshman season
  • Worked part-time in a genetics lab at Strong Memorial Hospital


  • Studied at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston
  • Currently doing cancer research and directing a group of eight people comprised of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and technician