Springfield native Jodie Adams played No. 1 singles for SMS on three teams that advanced to the AIAW Division I National Tournament in 1976-78. Playing for three different coaches in her time at SMS, she was one of the top players in the region throughout her time in the program. She also has been a high school and college official for over 30 years and also is a member of the United States Tennis Association Missouri Valley Section Hall of Fame and the Springfield Softball Hall of Fame. In 1979, Adams declined a doubles wild card entry into the tournament at Wimbledon, England, to begin working at the Springfield Park Board.