CLASS OF 2004
Mary Norwood-Rompf is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently serves as Head Tennis Professional at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in Newport, Rhode Island. She played professionally on the WTA for two years ranking in the top 100. In 2001, she won the USTA National Grass Court Open singles and doubles championships and placed third in the mixed doubles division. In 2002, she won the National Grass Court doubles title, both women's and mixed, and was a finalist in women's singles. Mary is the former Associate Director of Adult Tennis Programs at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and Director of Junior Tennis/Associate Head Pro with the Gold's Tennis Division in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1994, she was chosen as Maureen Connolly Brinker Player of the Year, awarded annually to the player who exemplifies the "courage, determination and grace of a true champion." She was chosen as the USPTA Pro of the Year for the USPTA/Missouri Valley Division three consecutive years and in 1995 was awarded National USPTA Female Pro of the Year.
She attained a USTA top 10 junior national ranking every year from age 12 to 18 and was a four-time Oklahoma State High School SinglesChampion. She won 14 national titles in singles and doubles, ranking as high as No. 3 in singles and No. 1 in doubles. She was a three-time All-American at the University of Southern California and was a member of their 1985 National Championship team. Married in 1996, Bill and Mary Rompf joined the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1998 and together offer numerous educational and instructional tennis programs for both adults and juniors at all play levels.