It is with a great deal of pleasure that the Junior Volleyball Association confers its first Life Time Achievement Award to Mary Jo Peppler. As a long time club director and a pioneer in the sport of volleyball her accomplishments are unique, distinctive, numerous and historic. As a successful player, coach, clinician and administrator she has forged many new inroads for those of us that followed in the sport of volleyball. Her accomplishments include, collegiate national championship coaching titles, USAV National Championship teams, USAV All-American, USA Olympian, USAV "All Time Great Player Award", Women's Sports Hall of Fame and induction into the Volleyball Hall of Fame. It is an honor for the JVDA to present this award to a true pioneer and innovator of the sport of volleyball.
Collegiate National Champions Utah State University Head Coach
Four-time USAV National Champion
11-time USAV All-American
1964 USA Olympic Team
1967 USA Gold Medal Pan American GamesTeam
MVP 1970 World Championships
1982 USAV "All Time Great Player Award"
1983 Women's Sports Hall Fame Inductee
1990 Volleyball Hall of Fame Inductee
2003 AVCA Hall of Fame Inductee