Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Dr. Mary Jo Wynn
To William Thomas and Tina (Russell) Wynn
Sister to Jewell, Virginia, Marie, Lena, Tom Jr. and Russell
Graduated from Hartville High School in 1949, Southwest Missouri State College (now Missouri State University) in 1953, received masters degree from University of Northern Colorado in 1965, and PhD from University of Oregon in 1971
In 1970 served as President of MAIAW (Missouri Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women)
In 1975 appointed SMS' first Director of Women's Athletics
Played major role in MSU becoming charter member of AIAW (Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women). Served as AIAW Executive Board Member from 1977-79
MSU's first volleyball coach leading the 1969 team to 9th place finish in first ever AIAW National Championship
Organized Hall of Fame for MSU Female Student Athletes which later merged with Men's Hall of Fame
1993 recipient of NACWAA (Nat'l Assn of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrator) District 7 Administrator of the Year
1995 MSU Outstanding Alumni award
In 1998 MSU created
Member of the Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and MSU Athletic Hall of Fame
1996 Women's Basketball Coaches Association Administrator of Year award
1999 received NACWAA Lifetime Achievement award
2009 received the Missouri Valley Conference John Sanders
Memorial Spirit of the Valley award
Namesake of MSU's Dr. Mary Jo Wynn
Academic Achievement Center
Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
Erected 2014 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Sports • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is April 2014.
Location. 37° 7.243′ N, 93° 13.014′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60. Marker is outside the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jerry Hughes (here, next to this marker); Cheryl Burnett (here, next to this marker); Jon Thomas Sundvold (here, next to this marker); William L. (Bill) Rowe (here, next to this marker); Gene Verlon BessCoach Norm Stewart (here, next to this marker); Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour (here, next to this marker); Gary R. Pinkel (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Mary Jo Wynn (Missouri Sports Hall of Fame). Wynn passed away in 2019. (Submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.