Jan Wilson’s 25-year career began in the 16-inch program, converted to 12-inch and then 11-inch when the USSSA adopted that ball in 1979. Her ten-year career in the USSSA consisted of three Class A State Championships and appearances in six USSSA Class A World Tournaments.
Considered one of the top power hitters in the women’s program, Wilson hit in the “meat” of the order, belting over 200 home runs and having a lifetime USSSA batting average of .557.
All-State Tournament Team honors include: 1979 with the Chicago Stingers; 1982 and 1984 with The Chicagoans, Class A State Champions. 1980 also produced an All-State Award with the Chicago Wind, runner-up in the Class A State Tournament. In addition, this first baseman/catcher earned All-Tournament team awards at the 1982 Milwaukee NIT and in 1990 at the Rockford NIT.
She stated her challenge to all male and female players, “Keep the game alive, pass on your passion. Give the young players an opportunity to experience the fun, success and camaraderie to which you were privileged.”