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Athletic Hall of Fame

Karen Price Pavlicin

Karen Price Pavlicin


At Rochester:

  • Middle blocker for the Yellowjackets from 1983-86
  • Team captain her junior and senior years
  • UR Invitational All-Tournament Team (1985)
  • NYSAIAW All-Tournament Team (1984, 1985)
  • Lysle Spike Garnish Scholar in 1986 for academic and athletic achievements during her junior year
  • First Team District I Academic All-American (1985, 1986)
  • First Yellowjacket volleyball player to be named GTE National Academic All-American (1986)
  • Most Valuable Player (1985)
  • Hardest Worker (1986)
  • Led team to first ever NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament berth in 1986
  • One letter for basketball
  • Coached Section V CYO Champion junior high school basketball team (1984-85)
  • Graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English and a minor in applied economics in 1987


  • Spent several years as book and magazine editor and designer, including editor-in-chief of Camping Magazine and award-winning Web Guide Magazine
  • Author of two published books and has two children's books in production
  • Songwriter-first song recorded in 2003, working on first album
  • National speaker on writing, e-business, and family topics
  • Coached Carthage Central High School volleyball team to division championship and was named Coach of the Year for success and leadership developing players in upstate New York
  • Coach, Minnesota USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Team
  • Global director of e-business at Imation in Oakdale, MN
  • Married Bob Pavlicin '87
  • Mother to son, Alexander Maximilian