After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1966, Micki King joined the U.S. Air Force and, at the time of winning her Olympic gold medal in 1972, she held the rank of captain. Micki King made her Olympic début in 1968 and was lying third in the springboard when she hit the board and fractured her wrist on the penultimate dive, slipping to fourth place in the final rankings. At the 1972 Olympics she scored a spectacular victory in the springboard, moving from third to first place with her last three dives. She won eight AAU titles, four Canadian national titles and, while at Michigan, she was twice goalkeeper on the Ann Arbor team which won the Women's National AAU water polo championship. At the Pan American Games she won twice silver in 1967 and 1971 respectively. Early in 1973, Miss King was appointed diving coach at the U.S. Air Force Academy becoming the first woman ever to be a faculty member at a military academy in the United States. In the summer of 1976 she married Lt. Jim Hogue, who was captain of the swim team at the academy. King retired from the Air Force as a full colonel in 1992 and then served as the assistant athletic director at the University of Kentucky.