Nancy Jerkovich

Nancy Jerkovich is among the finest women's slowpitch players to play in Pierce County. She earned many all-star, gold glove and tournament MVP awards while playing first base, third base or the outfield.

Jerkovich, born in Tacoma in 1952, graduated from Aquinas Academy in 1971. She started her slowpitch career the same year as a member of Tony's Wazzoos. The following season she joined McKnight's Foods, playing a key role in that team becoming the first Tacoma-area women's slowpitch team to advance to a national tournament. Jerkovich finished her women's slowpitch playing days with B&I.

In addition to women's slowpitch, Jerkovich stayed active playing volleyball, coed softball and basketball, helping her hoops team win a number of league titles.

She also took a turn at coaching girls basketball at her high school alma mater from 1972-75.

Jerkovich has worked in commercial fishing and sales and is self-employed.