Wynn Reflects on Career in Women's Athletics at MSU
April 23, 2014
SPRINGFIELD -- On the eve of being named as a Missouri Sports Legend by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Dr. Mary Jo Wynn sat down with Art Hains to discuss her career, her latest honor and her proudest moments on the Springfield campus.
Dr. Wynn's interview is the first in a new on-line series entitled "Missouri State Legends" that will be featured on-line at MissouriStateBears.com on a regular basis.
She is the featured honoree at the Bee Payne Stewart Foundation's Women in Sports Luncheon on Thursday, April 24 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Oasis Convention Center in Springfield. Along with a formal proclamation from the Missouri State Board of Governors, she will be introduced as the 27th Missouri Sports Legend.
Also being honored at Thursday's event are Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductees Mechelle Voepel, Pat Lipira and Teri Clemens.
A native of Hartville, Mo., and 1953 MSU graduate, Wynn organized MSU women's athletics competition in 1958 with volleyball and tennis teams. She retired in 1998 after 41 years engineering women's athletics programs on the Springfield campus. She was named the first director of women's athletics in 1975 and concluded her career as senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator.