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She began competing with Ronald Ludington in 1956 and she won her first national title under her maiden name. She changed her name professionally after she married Ludington in 1957. The Ludingtons went on to win the bronze medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics. They also won the U.S. national title between 1957 and 1960, after having been the junior national champions in 1956. They are also the 1959 World bronze medalists.