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NSA Hall of Fame: Sonja Ritche (2013)

CATEGORY: Executive

YEAR INDUCTED: 2013

Sonja Ritchie joined the NSA National Office Staff in 2001. Sonja’s first responsibilities included tracking team and umpire registrations and working with the team to build the NSA – BPA Web Based Online System.

In 2002 Sonja was appointed as the Kentucky NSA Women’s Program Director and in 2003 Sonja was appointed as the Kentucky NSA Adult and Fast Pitch Assistance State Director.

In 2011 Sonja was appointed as the NSA Southern Zone VP which covered 7 states.

Sonja’s many accomplishments and leadership have been recognized and rewarded with awards from both the Northern Zone and the National Office. 

Northern Zone Awards:

2002 Northern Zone 110% Award

2005 – Northern Zone Slow Pitch State Director of the Year and State Director Improvement

2013 – Chuck Middleton 110% Award from the Northern Zone

National Awards:

2003   NSA 110% Award and State Improvement Award

2006 – State Team Registration Improvement and State Director of the Year

2007 – State Director of the Year

2010 – World Series Participation Award

For her knowledge and dedication to the sport, Sonja was selected to serve on the Adult Advisory Board, the Super World Series Committee and the NSA – BPA Hall of Fame Committee.

On November 13, 2013, Sonja Ritchie was inducted into the NSA Sports Hall of Fame as the 2nd person in the Executive Director category.