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Mary Jo Peppler

Born: October 17, 1944 in Rockford, Illinois (United States)

Enshrined: 1990

Country: United States

Category: Female Indoor Player

Biography (Current at time of Induction)

Mary Jo Peppler is a four-time USVBA National "Open" Tourney Most Valuable Player. She played on four USVBA National Championship Teams (1966, 1973 and 1981), and earned All-American honors 11 times.

Peppler's international experience includes playing on the 1964 U.S. Olympic Team, on the 1967 U.S. Gold Medal Pan American Team (named to All Tournament Team), and at the 1970 World Championships where she was named the tournaments most outstanding player.

Professionally, Peppler was the player/coach for the El Paso Sol (1975) and Phoenix Heat (1976) of the International Volleyball Association as well as Major League Volleyball's New York Liberties in 1987 and 1988. Other honors Peppler received include All-Star honors in 1987 and 1988, All-Pro award in 1987, and the USVBA's 'All-Time Great Player' Award in 1982. She was inducted into the Women's Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.