Ida Jean Hopkins

Induction Year: 1976 Sport: Softball

A ten-time All-American pick at ASA National Slow Pitch Tournaments, she was chosen the tournament’s “most valuable player” in 1967, 1968 and 1970. Was the tourney’s leading hitter with a .704 average in 1970. Played fastpitch softball for ten years before switching to slow pitch in 1960. Began managing slow pitch teams in 1964, won eleven Regional ASA Tournaments in 12 years and the national tournament in 1967.