Jenny Holliday: Softball Victoria Hall of Fame Inductee

Jenny Holliday: Softball Victoria Hall of Fame Inductee

Softball Victoria is delighted to announce the newest inductees into the 2019 Softball Victoria Hall of Fame. There are seven inductees, who will each be announced throughout the week.

Congratulations to the first inductee – Jenny Holliday.

Jenny Holliday started her career playing for the Glen Waverley Angels within the Waverley Softball Association. In 1980 she was selected in the U16 Girls team who competed for the Esther Deason Shield in Adelaide. Jenny made her senior debut for the state in 1985, and featured in Victoria’s Gilley’s Shield victory.  In total, Jenny represented Victoria on 16-occasions at the Australian National Championships. 1996 saw her dominant on the mound, winning the Lorraine Woolley Medal. (Gilley’s Shield Pitching Award).

Jenny represented Australia in an international career that spanned over 12-years between 1985 and 1997 and played 104 games for Australia. This included three World Softball Championships (1986, 1990, and 1994) and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where she and the team won a Bronze medal.  

Her skill as a high velocity pitcher saw her inclusion in three World All Star Teams and she holds the world record for the fastest recorded pitch at an Olympic games (118kph).

For her contribution to the game as a player, Jenny was inducted in the International and Australian Softball Halls of Fame in 2001 and 2002 respectively.

Post playing career Jenny has continued to support the Australian softball community by serving on the Softball Australia Board of Directors from 2005 through to 2010, and served as the Chair Person of this board from 2008 to 2010.  In 2011 Jenny was nominated as President of Softball Victoria and served until 2017. 

Find out more about Jenny’s HOF story here: