Karen Moe

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Karen Moe
Karen Moe 1972.jpg
Personal information
Full nameKaren Patricia Moe
National teamUnited States
Born (1953-01-22) January 22, 1953 (age 66)
Del Monte, Philippines
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight123 lb (56 kg)
College teamUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Karen Patricia Moe Humphreys (born January 22, 1953), née Karen Patricia Moe, is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and former world record-holder. At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, she won the gold medal in the women's 200-meter butterfly event.[1]

Moe set world records in the 200-meter butterfly in 1970, 1971 and 1972 (twice). She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1992.[2]

In 1978, Moe became the head coach of the California Golden Bears women's swim team at the University of California, Berkeley, and served in that position until 1992.[3] In 1987, she was named the NCAA Division I Women's Swimming Coach of the Year.[4] From 1992 to 2004, she served within Cal's athletic department.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Karen Moe. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  2. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Karen Moe (USA). Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Interview with Former Women's Swimming Coach, Karen Moe Humphreys," CaliforniaGoldenBlogs.com (April 29, 2010). Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Title IX Q&A with Karen Moe Humpreys," USA Today (May 13, 2008). Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "UCLA's Title IX 40: Karen Moe, Janet Coles," UCLABruins.com (June 12, 2012). Retrieved April 25, 2013.

Preceded by

Ada Kok
Alice Jones
Ellie Daniel
Women's 200-meter butterfly
world record-holder

July 11, 1970 – August 22, 1970
August 7, 1971 – August 28, 1971
August 6, 1972 – September 8, 1973
Succeeded by

Alice Jones
Ellie Daniel
Rosemarie Kother