Inductees Ramsey compiled records as an athlete and a coach which may never be equalled.
Ramsey, the first woman to make the Hall, was the mainstay of the Lettes pitching staff for many years, finishing with a 401-90 record. She was named an All-American in major fast pitch softball four times and took part in many national tournaments in an era when the Lettes were ranked with the top teams in the country. After retiring as an active player, she became softball and basketball coach at Illinois Central. Her basketball teams appeared in nine consecutive national junior college tournaments and had a 12-season record of 276-83 while her ICC softball team won a national championship last spring in Rockford.
On the international scene, Ramsey was assistant coach of the United States Women's softball team that won the gold medal in the Pan American Games in Puerto Rico in 1979, and in 1981 she was assistant coach of the United States basketball team that won the Silver Medal at the World University games in Romania.
Ramsey compiled records as an athlete and a coach which may never be equalled.
Ulrich has coached in the Junior Football League and youth baseball for 32 years, while also serving as president of numerous youth leagues and director of the Peoria Diocesan basketball tournament. He began volunteering as coach for the Richwoods Browns JFL team in 1971 and served in a coaching or administrative capacity for the Richwoods JFL program from 1971-89. In addition, he served as a coach and president of the Richwoods League League, as well as Pony League, from 1975-85. During that same period, he coached the Bergan All-Star Pony League from 1981-84. In his role as St. Thomas Grade School athletic director for 32 years, Ulrich directed the 11 boys (six) and girls (five) basketball teams for 27 years, scheduling tournaments, ordering uniforms and hiring officials among his many duties. He also served as director of the Peoria Diocesan Tournament for 14 years. Ulrich coached basketball at Peoria Heights Grade School from 2006-11 and he volunteered as manager of a fastpitch team in the Peoria Park District Softball League for 23 years, while also playing on the team for several seasons. He currently is completing his two-year stint as the St. Philomena School 5th Grade boys basketball team and is preparing for his second year of coaching in the Irish youth baseball program.