Holland native, CMU coach on Michigan Sports Hall of Fame ballot

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Courtesy; Greg Johnson (Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame)

Margo Jonker of Holland was inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame a year ago.

Jonker is now up for another prestigious honor. The former Central Michigan University softball coach and West Ottawa High School graduate is on the ballot for this year’s Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2020 selection process includes input from the MSHOF selection committee, sports reporters, collegiate and professional sport administrators as well as an online public vote that can be cast by clicking here.

Jonker retired last spring after coaching CMU for 40 years and a MAC record 521 victories. She guided the Chippewas to a 1,268-808 record, which is the ninth most wins in NCAA Division I history. The Chippewas won 10 MAC tournament championships under Jonker and advanced to 13 NCAA Tournaments, including a trip to the Women’s College World Series and the AIAW World Series.

Jonker, who played softball at Grand Valley State University, served as an assistant coach for the United States Olympic team that won a Gold Medal in 2000. CMU’s stadium is named after Jonker and she was selected MAC Coach of the Year 11 times.

This article was adapted by MLive.

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