Betty Tuppeny is Penn softball's all-time leader in career wins (31), single season victories (13), and is second in complete games pitched (43).

 

Lettering for four seasons (1979-82), Tuppeny led the Quakers to an overall record of 49-20-1.

 

In 1981, the hallmark season of Tuppeny's collegiate career, she led the team to the program's only Ivy League championship.  That year she posted a win-loss record of 13-3, hurling just over 110 innings, striking out 33 batters and recording a career-best ERA of 1.45.  Her stellar skills on the mound helped the Quakers to a 1981 regular season record of 18-4.  The Quakers captured their second-consecutive regional championship, compiling a 4-0 record, and also hosted and won the Philadelphia and Ivy League tournaments.

 

The name "Tuppeny" is not an unfamiliar one to the University of Pennsylvania Athletic Department or its Hall of Fame.  James "Tup" Tuppeny, father of Betty and prolific track and field coach and Director of the Penn Relays for 18 years, was a member of the Second Class of the Athletic Hall of Fame which was inducted in 1998.  The Tuppeny's are the only father-daughter combination in the Penn Athletic Hall of Fame.