Jo Ann Thorpe
    Jo Ann Thorpe

    Sport/Years/Inducted:
    Volleyball/1958-74/1983


    Thorpe had a distinguished career as a coach, administrator and national sports leader. She led SIU's volleyball team to a 97-38-1 record and the program's first appearance at nationals in 1969. Thorpe also served the University as chairperson of the Department of Physical Education for Women and special assistant to the president.